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Updating Name Information

Show in My Penn Details | Show as My Search Result | Prefix | First | Middle | Last | Source | Submit | Cancel

Show in My Penn Details:
If you select the checkbox:

Show as My Search Result
If you choose this option by selecting the radio button, the entry becomes the single piece of information that appears in the brief listing first returned in response to an Online Directory search by authorized Penn users.

Prefix:
The pulldown list in this column allows you to add a professional title, such as "Doctor" or "Reverend", to your name entry.  Use of this column is optional.

First:
This column provides information about your first, or given, name. If a name entry has been provided from an authoritative source, such as the Registrar or Human Resources, you may choose to display a different name entry. You will be searchable under any and all entries in the First Name column, whether you choose to show them or not. The length limit for this field is 50 characters.

Middle:
This column allows you to enter a middle name. Note that you will not be searchable under this name, so if you are commonly known by your middle name, you may wish to create a new name entry that places your middle name in the searchable First Name field. The length limit for this field is 50 characters.

Last:
This column provides information about your last name (also known as a surname or family name). If a name entry has been provided from an authoritative source, such as the Registrar or Human Resources, you may choose to display a different name entry. You will be searchable under any and all entries in the Last Name column, whether you choose to show them or not. The length limit for this field is 50 characters.

Source:
This column indicates the origin of the information contained in a specific entry, and is automatically filled by the Online Directory application. Possible values for this column include:

Submit:
Clicking this button will immediately enter any changes you have made in the blue information table into the Online Directory. If a message appears onscreen, you may need to provide additional information, or correct the information you have provided, in order to proceed.

Cancel:
Clicking this button will close the blue information table without making any changes to the Online Directory. This applies only to the active window and will not cancel any other previous changes submitted during this session.

 

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