Person name data type

Last update: 2023-12-15
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Person name is a standard XDM data type that describes the full name of a person. As conventions for name structures differ widely across languages and cultures, names should always be modeled using this datatype.

In addition, the data type provides a number of optional properties that can be used in situations that require using only a fragment of the full name, such as creating a formal or informal greeting.


Property Description
courtesyTitle An abbreviation of a person’s title, honorific, or salutation (such as Mr., Miss., or Dr.).
firstName The first segment of the name in the writing order most commonly accepted in the language of the name.
fullName The full name of the person, in the writing order most commonly accepted in the language of the name.
lastName The last segment of the name in the writing order most commonly accepted in the language of the name.
middleName Middle, alternative, or additional names supplied between the first name and last name.
suffix A group of letters provided after a person’s name to provide additional information (such as Jr., Sr., M.D., PhD, I, II, III, and so on).

For more details on the person name data type, refer to the public XDM repository:

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