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$$NAME^XUSER(): Get Name of User

Reference Type: Supported, Category: User, Integration Agreement: 2343


This extrinsic function returns the full name of the specified user in a mixed case displayable format. The user's given name (i.e., First Last) is returned unless a second parameter of "F" is passed in to get the Family name (i.e., Last,First).



Input Parameters


(required) Internal Entry Number (IEN) of the provider to be checked in the NEW PERSON file (#200).


(optional) This parameter indicates if the user's name should be returned formatted by Family or Given name, respectively. Possible values are:

  • F—Family (e.g., "Doe,John").

  • G (default)—Given (e.g., "John Doe").



Returns user's family or given name.

Example 1

Retrieving the user name in Given format:

>S X=$$NAME^XUSER(1529)

>W X
Thomas E. Blue

Example 2

Retrieving the user name in Family format:

>S X=$$NAME^XUSER(1529,"F")

>W X
Blue,Thomas E.


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