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Calculated Display Name

  Date: Oct 13    Category: MOSS    Views: 836

When you create a new user in wss32007, it asks for the user's
"name" - which becomes the "Name" column in your "People and Groups".

I want to change this column from a standard edit box into a calculated column
which displays [First Name] & " " & [Last Name].

Now, I can see that one problem is that those fields don't initially exist, so
you can't calculate based on null. However, is there a way to change the *use*
of the "Name" column and use a different column (say, a custom calculated
column) to become the new "Display Name" (which shows in the Welcome area)?



5 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered On: Oct 13    

Don't try it. There are too many other things that depend on that column.
Instead just make sure that the Display Name attribute in Active Directory
contains the right entry (First Name Last Name) and the entry will be
created the way you want it to be. It only defaults to domain\username when
AD doesn't have a value for Display Name

Answer #2    Answered On: Oct 13    

What do you mean by Active Directory?

Answer #3    Answered On: Oct 13    

Active Directory if your users are being added from a domain. Or the local
security system of the server if you are using local users.

Answer #4    Answered On: Oct 13    

Okay; I think I get you now............

Answer #5    Answered On: Oct 13    
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