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Latin Name Format Best Practice to Accommodate 2 First Names and 2 Last Names (Doc ID 1089837.1)

Last updated on FEBRUARY 03, 2019

Applies to:

Oracle Trading Community - Version 12.0.4 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


You are trying to maintain customer records in a Latin American installation, where a typical name has 2 first names and 2 last names, such as:

First Name #1 = Maria
First Name #2 = Anna
Last Name #1 = Gonzalez
Last Name #2 = Garcia

When this name is used in R12 supplier/customer functionality, the requirements could be different such as:

Name on a Payables check has to be the Full Name, both first and both last names in order: Maria Anna Gonzalez Garcia
Name on Customer Communication, such as emails, printed correspondence, does not need the second last name: Maria Anna Gonzalez

Considering the different requirements of displaying the names, what is the suggested best practice of defining such a customer.


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