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From: Terry Reigel <>
Subject: Re: [TMG] Simple pick list
Date: Mon, 20 Nov 2006 08:55:41 -0500
On Sun, 19 Nov 2006 20:10:07 -0500, Ian Singer wrote:
> Found the answer in case anyone is curious. I have a Name-
> Nick and in it the first name and surname fields were
> empty as the nick name of Little Stella was in the memo
> field with an explanation. Makes sense to me. Should it
> be keyed as prefix of Little firstname Stella lastname
> empty, sort first name Little Stella, sort last name of
> Rosenberg ??
You can enter any sortname that you like - be guided by how you want
to find the name in the Picklist.
> That doesn't work, says since the surname is empty it
> infers it from the primary name and blanks it.
If you don't what the given or surname to be inferred, enter an
exclusion marker in those fields in non-primary name tags.
> I have none of the names marked as primary so does
> that not infer the born name is primary?
You cannot have no name tags marked as primary. The one at the top of
the Person View is always the name tag that's marked as primary.
That's the one from which given name and/or surname are inferred by
other name tags when those fields are empty in any non-primary tag.
The term "born name" has no meaning to TMG - whatever name you make
primary appears at the top of the Person view. I expect most users
choose to make that the birth name, but TMG has no way of knowing
whether that's what it is or not.