This article was created in response to a support issue logged with K2. The content may include typographical errors and may be revised at any time without notice This article is not considered official documentation for K2 software and is provided “as is” with no warranties.

Issue

Using the Modern SharePoint UI to quickly add (+) a 'Person or Group' column results in the task being assigned to an AAD:{ID} user (which is not a valid user) when using the classic Silverlight Workflow Designer.

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Symptoms

This same configuration in the K2 Five HTML workflow designer does assign the task to the correct user.

Using the classic method for creating a column (Library Settings > Create Column), does assign the task to the correct user.

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This issue only occurs when:

1. Using the SharePoint Modern UI to quickly add ( + ) a 'Person or Group' column

2. Designing a workflow using the classic Silverlight Workflow designer

Resolution

A possible workaround is to create/recreate the 'Person or Group' column with the classic method (Library Settings > Create Column) and generate/regeneration the SmartObject.

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