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2670640 - How to change the Name Format of users in a particular language/locale - [LMS]


How to update the Users name format (First Name, Middle Name, Last Name) for a particular locale?


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  1. References > Manage Labels >Labels
  2. Search for the Label ID: format.LastName.FirstName.MI > Edit
  3. Go to Locales tab
  4. Navigate to the Active Locale ID to be updated and rearrange the values (Note: {0}, {1} {2} = LastName, FirstName MiddleName, i.e. First Name MiddleName and Last Name =  {1} {2}, {0})
  5. Apply changes


  • This label will update name format in the Recents tab
  • This label will not change the name format in the following:
    • User record header
    • User record > Programs tab > Assigned by column (if the program is assigned by an admin, but it will be updated if the program is self-assigned)
  • The Learning system has thousands of labels that are used in multiple places.
  • Full testing should be done in a Stage environment before making the change in Production.
  • If the label does not update a specific location that was needed, please see KBA 2913764 and/or Record Configuration.

See Also

KB article 2913764 - How to Implement/Use "Debug" Locale to Identify/Update Labels


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