Office 365 query user profile

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Use the Office 365 query user profile action A tool for building the processes, logic, and direction within workflows. to query a property in a user profile of a SharePoint user. You can retrieve information about a user such as the name, phone number, or an email address.

Note: Empty values are returned for private or disabled properties (if the Default Privacy Setting is set to “Only Me” or Policy Setting is set to “Disabled”). The exception to this is if the queried user profile matches the username credentials used for the query operation. For more information about user profile properties, see add-and-edit-user-profile-properties.

Before you start 

Add and configure the Office 365 query user profile action

  1. Click the Libraries and Lists action group in the action toolbox.


    Type the action name or function in the Search field at the top of the action toolbox.

  2. Drag the Office 365 query user profile action to the designer canvas.
  3. Open the Action Configuration window. For steps on how to open the Action configuration window, see Action configuration window.
  4. Specify the URL of the SharePoint Online URL.
  5. Select the Connection to use to connect to the SharePoint Online site.
  6. Don't have a connection yet? For information about how to create a new connection, see Create a personal connection.

  1. Specify the Email address related to the user profile.
  2. Specify the Property to query.
  3. Click Save.

For more information about the fields, buttons and settings, see Office 365 Query user profile action fields, buttons and settings.