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Created on: 05/21/12 01:47 PM Views: 1266 Replies: 4
Monday, May 21, 2012 at 1:47 PM

This may be a mundane question but how (where) do most people list suffixes on names (Jr,/Sr./II/III)? Just as part of last name or does anyone use the "married name"field. The particular group I am working on is an all male fraternity so there would be no other reason to use the married name field. I'm trying to insure that any sorting occurs correctly.

Monday, May 21, 2012 at 3:19 PM - Response #1

sorting would work correctly if you put it after the last name.

Monday, May 21, 2012 at 4:00 PM - Response #2

Wouldn't Jones II, Jones Jr and Jones Sr sort at the bottom of the Jones list? That's what Excel does with our surnames. That puts Kevin Jones above Albert Jones Jr.

Monday, May 21, 2012 at 4:08 PM - Response #3

Well, yes, it does, but all of the JONES names are together.

Monday, May 21, 2012 at 4:34 PM - Response #4

Prefixes, suffixes and other titles are a real pain unless there are separate fields for them. And entering a comma before the Jr. or Sr. causes havoc with comma-delimited downloads & uploads, same way that using double-quotes does on nicknames. I don't envy your CC programmers for all the curves we throw at you!

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