Show logged in/active user on the dashboard in the NUX

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Re: Show logged in/active user on the dashboard in the NUX

There are ways you can derive first and last name from users list if that is what you are looking to do.  There's a good post from David S. where he parses it out (I've given the summary notes below but can be tailored to your format) but if you follow a standard convention (ie firstname.lastname@abc.com)  you can use this as an option and derive what you need. 

 

Alternatively, when you add users (either via import or by maintaining the sys module) you can make sure to keep your sys module up to date.

 

Article:

https://community.anaplan.com/t5/Anaplan-Platform/Use-First-Name-in-Users-list/m-p/48392#M6424

 

To Summarize:

The formulas are:

Find . - FIND(".", NAME(ITEM(Users)))

Find @ - FIND("@", NAME(ITEM(Users)))

First Name - LEFT(NAME(ITEM(Users)), 'Find .' - 1)

Last Name - MID(NAME(ITEM(Users)), 'Find .' + 1, Find @ - 'Find .' - 1)

 

Hope this helps. 

 

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Re: Show logged in/active user on the dashboard in the NUX

Thank you. In my situation, the email address doesn't reflect the first and last name. I think the import is the best solution for me. Thanks to everyone for your responses.