UpdateListItem in (User Information List)

Apr 11, 2014 at 4:13 PM

I'm working on a user administration page to ease the permissions management on our site. I'm running into an issue using UpdateListItems in conjunction with the User Information List. We have added a lookup column to the user list to define subordinate organization, works great for filtering views...
    operation:  “UpdateListItems”,
    async: false,
    listName: “User Information List”,//or SP list GUID
    valuepairs: [[“ows_MyColumn”, aValue]],//aValue = lookup column id;#text or text
    ID: user ID,//try with _.000
completefunc: function(xData, Status) {
Status returns "success" but the XML return contains error code 0x81020014 "field type not installed properly, go to list settings and delete" followed by the users data.

Trouble shooting so far:
Deleted and remade the added user info column
Switched between GUID and User Information List
Switched between valuepair with and without the id;#
Switched between ID with and without the trailing "_.000"

I'm running out of ideas unless UpdateListItems just wont work with the User Information List

Any thoughts?

Apr 11, 2014 at 5:13 PM
Never mind, removed ows_ from the value pair... :P
Marked as answer by ncliver on 4/11/2014 at 10:13 AM
Apr 11, 2014 at 5:54 PM


Apr 11, 2014 at 6:07 PM
Will it work for document set as well?? I have a document library with doc set as content type- can spservices be used there for updating properties