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How can I get the user name of a contributor using JavaScript?

Ashwath G (6623851) | asked Jul 30 '15, 6:50 a.m.
edited Jul 30 '15, 7:05 a.m. by Ralph Schoon (63.2k33646)

I am trying to read the owned by attribute using the script to increase the Re Assignment counter when ever a change on the owned by )Assigned by) value is changed. But the function returns me the internal_id of the user_id in the attribute where iam capturing the owned by attribute o/p.

If i would like to convert this internal_id to a string , what is the function to be used ?

Kindly help me out to resolve this issue.

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(function() {
var WorkItemAttributes=;
   dojo.declare("", null,  {  

   getValue: function(attributeId, workItem, configuration) {
        var hiddenassignee = workItem.getValue(WorkItemAttributes.OWNER);

        console.log("hiddenassignee: assignee is "+hiddenassignee);   
         return hiddenassignee ;

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Ralph Schoon (63.2k33646) | answered Jul 30 '15, 7:04 a.m.
edited Jan 05 '16, 4:37 a.m.
Yes, for complex objects
  • getValue() returns the UUID - which could be used to set a complex item, if supported at all. 
  • getLabel() can be used to get the readable user name. Note that the user name can not be used to set anything.

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