Use "Created By" auto generated field as a "contact list" for use with approval workflow

edited 12/09/19 in Formulas and Functions

I have a form that is use to submit travel requests. I would like to set-up an auto-field that captures who the form was "created by", rather than having them enter their name into the "contact list". I was hoping to use this to then send an auto-generated workflow to this contact. However, I believe workflows only work with true "contact lists". Does anyone know how to use "created by" as a "contact list" to then send workflows to?  


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