First names(FNAMES)


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Key

Value

Name
First names
Short Name
FNAMES
Parent Entity
TypeField
Applicable To
England Northern Ireland Scotland Wales
Coverage

All students where Engagement.INCOMINGEXCHANGE does not exist.

Description
The given names (i.e, non-surname) of the student.
Notes

The full given name(s) of the student, as, for example, is displayed on the student's official ID, should be returned.

This field is required to be maintained throughout a student's Engagement, i.e. if the student changes their name, this field should be updated.

In cases where the student does not split their name between family and forenames, the whole name should be entered in Student.SURNAME and the Student.FNAMES field is not returned.

For students entering through UCAS this information will be available from UCAS via the *J transaction.

The field length has been set to 100 characters to align this field with the ISB Aligned Data Definitions.

Reason Required
To identify students, to aid linking.
Field Length
100
Quality RulesQuality Rules to follow
Minimum Occurrence
0
Maximum Occurrence
1
Primary Key?
False
Revision History
Coding Manual VersionElement VersionNotes
1.4.01.1Coverage updated to match legacy Student and Student Alternative return - change to exclude incoming/exchange students.