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Opened 10 years ago

Closed 10 years ago

Last modified 10 years ago

#5788 closed enhancement (wontfix)

Different field names when collecting and displaying data

Reported by: sooskriszta's profile sooskriszta Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: normal
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Component: Extended Profile Keywords: 2nd-opinion
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Description

Sometimes, the xprofile fieldname may need to be different depending on whether we are collecting data or displaying it.

e.g. once #5500 is implemented, we may ask for "date of birth" and display "age". So we should add an option to add a separate field name for displaying data.

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field-name-default.png (29.7 KB) - added by sooskriszta 10 years ago.
Default (use same name when gathering and displaying)
field-name-unchecked(different).png (29.8 KB) - added by sooskriszta 10 years ago.
Different field names for gathering vs displaying

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Change History (5)

@sooskriszta
10 years ago

Default (use same name when gathering and displaying)

@sooskriszta
10 years ago

Different field names for gathering vs displaying

#1 follow-up: @r-a-y
10 years ago

  • Keywords 2nd-opinion added

I say that we shouldn't do this. Use the field description to describe the field.

In your example, if you're asking for "Date of Birth", you can use the field description and say "We will use this field to determine your age" or something like that.

#2 @DJPaul
10 years ago

  • Milestone Awaiting Review deleted
  • Resolution set to wontfix
  • Status changed from new to closed

I agree with R-a-y. I see the use case for having this extra kind of field, but I think it'd be a relatively niche feature, not used by the majority of sites. Happy to be convinced if you can come up with a strong argument otherwise. I think it'd also make a neat plugin.

#3 in reply to: ↑ 1 @sooskriszta
10 years ago

Request to reconsider.

Replying to r-a-y:

Use the field description to describe the field.

That is a workaround. It may work on sites that are relatively informal and chummy.

However, this workaround is not appropriate for a formal, professional community such as say a university.

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