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2789399 - Display Only First and Last Names in Workflows Using Text Replacement


Middle name displays on Workflow requests but customer would like only the first and last names to be displayed using Text Replacement

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Employee Central - Workflow and Trigger (Rules & XML)

Reproducing the Issue

  1. Trigger a Workflow
  2. Proxy as the approver
  3. First, Middle and Last name is shown 


This is the expected behaviour of the system, by default, the middle name will show on the Workflow Details page.


This can be overridden with the Text Replacement tool by accessing the User_Display_Name Key. Replace the empty 'Replace With Text' field with the following: $(First_Name) $(Last_Name)


Save your changes, you may need to log out for the changes to take effect. Only the first and last name will then be displayed on the Workflow Details page:


Please note, this is not limited to the Workflow Details page, if this key is replaced, the changes will be reflected on the Employee Profile as well as the email notifications.


Text Replacement, Workflow, details, first, last, name, User_Display_Name, , KBA , LOD-SF-EC-WFL , Workflows - Configuration, Tools, Objects & Rules , Problem


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