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Created on: 05/21/12 01:47 PM Views: 1182 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.

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

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


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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.

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

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


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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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