Name Field?

Apr 29, 2008 at 9:09 PM
Maybe I'm missing something very obvious. I'm trying to look up and get the Full Name of a user instead of the DOMAIN\username to show up. I am trying to send an email when a new item is added to a List.

So I've got the following command as a part of my workflow:

Lookup _______ property for List:Created By, store in Variable: Name Variable

If I put in Department, I see the correct department.
If I put in Name, I get Domain\username
If I put in displayName I get ??????
If I put in PreferredName I get ??????
If I put in First Name I get ???????

This very well could be an oversight on my part, so please accept my apologies if this is something stupid, but I cannot for the life of me figure out what field name I referencing.

Any help is appreciated.
Jul 16, 2008 at 9:26 PM


I am also facing same problem, did you resolve it? If Yes, please guide me


Jul 17, 2008 at 1:50 PM
I did not. I continued to have issues with it. It turns out that the sharepoint built in alert better fit my needs, so I used that instead of a self-created workflow.
Jul 21, 2008 at 12:07 PM
Try looking up the 'Title' property,  this should display the full name.  On my system this diplays it in the format of Surname, Firstname which is a lot more user friendly than theDOMAIN/USERNAME but I think this depends on how your Active Directory is set up.

Hope that helps