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briannenshaw071
4 - Data Explorer
4 - Data Explorer

I have a database that shows the user as a single-line text, I want to create a column that looks at that single-line text and converts it to a user that is listed in my database. Is there a way to write this formula?

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CJSmith
7 - App Architect
7 - App Architect

Hi @briannenshaw071, you should be able to copy/paste the name (as long as it's spelled and formatted the same as the user profile) from the single-line text to the user field.

If you're asking to translate names in the single-line text field into names used in user profiles (for example, if the single-line text field only includes first names and you need to correlate them to their full names for the user field), you'd likely have to use a switch formula and relate them 1:1 (this could be burdensome depending on how many users you have).

Ultimately, more context may be needed in this case.