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7/9/2014 5:52 PM
 

My initial post already said that I tried that, the line says:

"I have tried to use the [FIRSTNAME] token or combinations of any of the following tokens: [USERID],[FIRSTNAME],[LASTNAME] and [USERNAME], but none of them change the Display Name on the user lists."

 
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7/9/2014 6:06 PM
 
sorry, I just wanted to make sure. User Registration had been reworked in DNN 7.1.x, maybe sth has been overlooked. Please log this as a bug at Support.dnnsoftware.com (create an account and pray, you'll get a "create Item" link at the Center of top row"), including all details. Thank you.

Cheers from Germany,
Sebastian Leupold

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7/9/2014 11:59 PM
 

Thanks, I have reported the issue on that bug tracker.

I also reported this issue on Stack Exchange, and Chris Hammond had suggested that it only works on newly created profiles. I verified that he was correct and that I created a new user with success of the Display Name presenting as I had chose it to.

http://stackoverflow.com/questions/24...

Unfortunately, the entire concept represents itself as a dynamic way to change the Display Name across the site for all users, and not a pre-processing db table entry upon profile creation that must be modified manually for each user afterwards.

I hope that someone sees this and offers to make it work like it suggests versus saying "it's how it was designed", because it clearly suggests otherwise and comes across as a clear oversight.

 
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7/10/2014 3:10 AM
 
I remember that originally an update for all existing user accounts was implemented (in DNN 4), I am not sure, why this has gone, sorry.

Cheers from Germany,
Sebastian Leupold

dnnWerk - The DotNetNuke Experts   German Spoken DotNetNuke User Group

Speed up your DNN Websites with TurboDNN
 
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7/10/2014 4:20 AM
 

Mike,

if the update does not work, you can use the following SQL script in Host :: SQL to update the existing Display Names:

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UPDATE {databaseOwner}{objectQualifier}Users
SET DisplayName = FirstName + ' ' + LastName
---------------------------------------------------

The Tokens mentioned correspond to the following fields in the table:

Token Fieldname
[USERID] UserID
[FIRSTNAME] FirstName
[LASTNAME] LastName
[USERNAME] Username

 

After doing this you should restart the application pool (in the Tools menu).

Hope that helps.

Best wishes
Michael


Michael Tobisch
DNN★MVP
dnn-Connect.org - The most vibrant community around the DNN-platform
 
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