Full Name Field

Store important names in Records

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Written by Jon Darbyshire
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SmartSuite's Full Name field allows you to capture multiple pieces of name information inside one particular field.

The Full Name field is one such compound field, enabling users to store and validate not only the complete name but also additional details like first name, last name, middle name, and title.

Why use the Full Name field?

  • The Full Name field proves especially useful when designing SmartSuite Forms

  • This field provides data validation!

  • By including the Full Name field on a form, it breaks down the individual components, making it easier to ensure accurate and clean data entry.

  • Users can utilize the Full Name field in various scenarios where capturing and managing comprehensive name information is necessary.

  • The compound field structure enhances data quality and improves the overall efficiency of data management processes.


Adding a Full Name Field

From Grid View

Click the + menu icon after the last column header or open the Column Menu by clicking on a column header's dropdown icon and then select "Add Field to the Right."

Select "Full Name" and a window will open to configure the field. You can also search the name for a quick find.

From Record View


The fastest way to add a field from an open Record View to is simply click the + sign next to a current field to add a new field below.

See a Full Name field being added in Edit Record View below:


Configuring the Full Name Field

  1. By default, the Full Name field includes a single line of text for the name. However, SmartSuite offers more extensive options.

  2. Users can choose to include various components within the Full Name field, such as first name, last name, middle name, and title.

  3. SmartSuite also allows customization of the available titles, enabling users to add new choices according to their requirements.

Display Settings

  • Once the desired settings are configured, the Full Name field will be displayed accordingly.

  • Users have access to different toggles to adjust the appearance of the Full Name field.

  • The display options are presented upfront, and there are no additional choices for customization.

Utilizing the Full Name Field

  • When entering information into the Full Name field, users can access the different sections within the field.

  • This compound structure allows for more granular data entry, with separate fields for first name, last name, and title.

  • The compound nature of the field makes it versatile and offers greater control and organization of data.


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FAQ

How can I view and use the individual elements in other areas like automations?

This can be done with a formula field! Similar to Linked Records, using the . method will allow you to access the elements that make up the field.
Ex: [Full Name].[First Name] or [Full Name].[Last Name]

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