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Rename First Name & Last Name

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Country: Canada

Rename First Name & Last Name

What's recommended in Act for handling First & Last name?


 2 separate fields?


Or does it handle First and Last names in 1 field OK?


How then does it search? On either or .....?

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Country: USA

Re: Rename First Name & Last Name

The default ACT!@ database provides  First, Middle and Last Name fields that are system fields. It also includes an all inclusive Contact field. Names entered in the Contact field are parsed into the individual name fields Lookups use the individual fields but a sort by the contact field uses the last name.

Roy Laudenslager
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