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SPD Workflow: Display Full Name Instead of Domain\username

In what appears to be his inaugural blog posting, chiqnlips has delved into the madness that is a calculated column and described a solution to a common SharePoint Designer workflow email activity problem: How to display a person’s real name in an email instead of "domain\username."

I haven’t tested it myself, but it looks promising.  Check it out.

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3 responses to “SPD Workflow: Display Full Name Instead of Domain\username

  1. Kevin December 24, 2008 at 7:39 pm

    Thanks for the post Paul! You are highly regarded and it is an honor to appear in your SharePoint space. Merry Christmas!

  2. Unknown December 27, 2008 at 10:59 pm

    In my opinion the scope is extremely limited, as it only applies to companies that use domain\\firstname.lastname as username. As far as I know, most companies won\’t do this as firstname.lastname is not considered a unique identifier.Christophe

  3. Unknown December 29, 2008 at 11:39 am

    I did a quick summary of how to do this using InfoPath and web services: http://surepoint.wordpress.com/2008/12/29/get-users-full-name-in-infopath-using-sharepoint-profile-web-service/I imagine it could be done with a custom coded column as well.

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