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    Remove period after suffix of fullname field?

    Asked by goldstaradmin on January 13, 2016 at 12:01 PM

    Is there a way to keep the period from getting added to the end of the fullname when written out?

    Currently, it writes: John Doe, III.

    I would like it to write: John Doe, III

    I know I can split up the full name into its parts using this syntax - q15name[first] and so on, but when I want to use the Dropbox integration, I can't do that level of customization on the folder name.

    I know I can also choose to not use a full name field, and instead create separate textbox fields for each part of the name.  This seems time consuming, when full name is so quick and easy to use.  Adding the period automatically is not gramatically correct, so it would be nice if the default printing did not have a period.

    Thank you.

    fullname suffix after fullname field
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    Answered by victor on January 13, 2016 at 03:28 PM

    Unfortunately, the dot is automatically updated and cannot be removed. There is a small work around that might help you.

    In your email notification instead of using {name},  you can use the fields individually

    first name = {name:first}

    Last name = {name:last}

    suffix = {name:suffix}

    In your notification you would have

    {name:first} {name:last} {name:suffix}

    using this three fields will give the same result except it will not contain the period at the end.

    Please let us know if this helps.

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    Answered by goldstaradmin on January 28, 2016 at 07:58 PM

    That won't help with integrations, and also sort of defeats the purpose of having it all as one field.

    What I was trying to explain about the period is that you are contaminating the data by adding a period.  I'm surprised that you would add a character to any of the data a user inputted.

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by beril on January 29, 2016 at 05:01 AM

    As far as I know it is not possible to remove the dot character. I will try to solve that. If I find a solution I will get back to you.