Idea Details

Change default combo name format

Last activity 06-13-2019 09:37 AM
Ricardo Andrade's profile image
04-23-2014 05:26 PM

Can be possible use option manager to select format of combo_name as "Doe, John" or "John Doe".

In Brazil, as example, we need to customize detail_cnt.htmpl and hide middle_name and first_name fields. This way, we can have the format used in our Country.

So, I think this can be a great change.


01-25-2017 05:41 AM

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01-25-2017 02:49 AM

Hi Ricardo & Tiago


The combo_name format can be changed via .mod file customization that create another derived combo name. See this example from I wrote i while back on external site:


Changing Display of Contacts - SDU 


Once you have this, you can then change this on the relevant forms so that it displays in the format you desire.


Kind Regards,


01-24-2017 12:50 PM

Hi andrade ,


   I would like to increase your information. 


  So many countries are using first name + last name.



  • Colombia
  • Chile
  • Uruguay
  • others...



Tiago Macul