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Dataview CrossList problems if Person fields are Accounts instead of Name with Presence

Posted By:      Posted Date: August 26, 2010    Points: 0   Category :SharePoint

I tried to create a CrossList DataView of all my tasks lists in a site collection. The problem is that the tasks don't show up in the data view if the "AssignedTo" column of a list is set to display the Account instead of the Name (with presence). The DataView simply seems to filter those items out.

Just to give you a background on this: for some of my lists I changed the AssignedTo column settings to display the "Account Name" of the person the task has been assigned to, instead of the default "Name with Presence". The reason why I changed it is because I use a third party software that automatically sets access permissions to my tasks based on the account name a task is assigned to.

However, as soon as I change the column to Account Name, the tasks disappear off my CrossList DataView. If I switch it back to "Name with Presence" they appear.

Any ideas why this is and how I could fix it?

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