Import text field as Person or Group

Mar 31, 2016 at 1:52 PM
I have an Excel sheet I have imported into a SharePoint 2013 list. All the columns are text fields and I need one of the columns to be for a Person or Group. I need to be able to filter a view using [Me] for users' dashboards.

If I create the list and designate the column that way, the import does not work and states a field may be locked down. Is there a way to accomplish this?

Thanks in advance for any suggestions.