Consider the following scenario:
- You have a workflow that uses the SharePoint 2013 workflow platform type in SharePoint Online.
- The workflow is configured to use the Update List Item action to update a Person or Group column based on the data from a Single line of text column.
- The Single line of text column contains an apostrophe (').
To work around this issue, do one of the following:
- Use a Person or Group column instead of a Single Line of text column as the source for the Person or Group column.
- Return the field as Login Name, not Display Name, when you use the Update List Item action to copy from one Person or Group column to another column.
This is a known issue in SharePoint Online. This issue occurs when you update a Person or Group column by using a value from a Single line of text column that contains an apostrophe (').
Article ID: 3212496 - Last Review: Dec 19, 2016 - Revision: 1
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