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Professional abbreviations in Contact Field

New Member
Posts: 3
Country: USA

Professional abbreviations in Contact Field

Why is it that if you add professional abbreviations in the Contact field, e.g. Jim Jones, MBA, PE, when you go to do a last name look up and just type "Jones" ACT says it can't find it.  It is forcing you to remember all the prof. abbreviations someone as which is NOT realistic; when I type "Jones" in Last Name look up it should find me all the "Jones" in ACT whether they have initials after their last name or not.


This has been a problem since 5.0, any plans to do anything about it?

Platinum Elite Contributor
Posts: 6,753
Country: USA

Re: Professional abbreviations in Contact Field

The contact field for the contacts in your database were not parsed correct. You need to click the button at the end of the contact field and checked how the name was parsed into the various name fields.
Roy Laudenslager
ACT! Certified Consultant
ACT! Report Expert
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