display of official name

Hello. in our school we are use to calling students by their official names. how do i change the system to display student by their official names instead of their surname and last name. its becoming tedious for teachers and staff to find students.


  • Hi Viny,

    At current this is not possible in Gibbon, I'm afraid : ( The function that deals with naming does not accept the official name, only title, surname and preferred name. To change this, every SQL query in the system that deals with names would need to fetch official name, and then pass it to this function.

    Can you give us an example of how you use official name, and surname and preferredName for a fictional student? I'd be interested to check to make sure we are using these terms in the same way.


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