Subbu Ramasamy 27.May.09 11:31 AM a Web browser Profiles 2.0.1 Windows
In the current Lotus Connections, you can search a user by the following combination's:
Given First Name - Given Last Name combination
Given Last Name - Given First Name combination
Given Last Name alone
But searching by the following combination's are not available:
Preferred First Name - Given Last Name combination
Given Last Name - Preferred First Name Combination
We actually had a need to enable search by preferred name in addition to the search by given name - as most of the people in the organization use the preferred name to search people. So I came up with a simple solution to solve this problem. I have discussed this below.
Currently the given first name of a person is stored in the GIVEN_NAME Table and all the search queries for first name go against this table. So if we populate this table with both a person's given first name and preferred name, then searches bu both given first name and preferred name would work.
So I ended up changing the TDI Scripts to populate the user preferred name into the GIVEN_NAME Table during the daily delta sync up. This solved our problem.
Noe all these searches works for us:
First Name - Last Name combination
Preferred First Name - Last Name combination
Last Name - Fist Name combination
Last Name - Preferred First Name Combination
Last Name alone
I am not sure, if many others would need this functionality. But
I thought that I would share this info anyways. May be IBM can consider to add this to their product, if this is going to help many (based on the feedback from customers).
Also, if you see an issue with this approach, please let me know. That would be helpful.