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Can't find people who don't have first and last name. [answered]

asked 2013-12-27 16:14:39 +0300

MikkoZ gravatar image

updated 2014-01-03 00:53:41 +0300

MattVogt gravatar image

At first I thought the search is broken because it couldn't find all my contacts. I noticed root reason to be that they have only "nickname" (kutsumanimi). They don't have firstname/lastname (etunimi/sukunimi) at all. Those contacts show up just fine in bigger list, but I can't find them with search (näytä haku/etsi henkilöitä). These contacts are imported from old SIM card and include some operator defaults as "Asiakaspalvelu" and "Numeropalvelu".

Expected result: People search should include nickname into search.

Is there a fix already coming for this? At leastävri) doesn't contain it.

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I also have contacts that don't have names or nicknames at all. I have stored company phone numbers in such way, that the company name is stored in the "companyn name" -field and now those cannot be found either. I can access those contact cards after I have called the number to fix this, but not before.

Milo ( 2013-12-30 14:17:15 +0300 )edit

I noticed that I have super-powers now, so I changed the title to match both cases (or all cases).

Milo ( 2013-12-30 14:50:52 +0300 )edit

With sw in my phone I created an artificial entry/person to People. It has the nickname Jaska but no last or first names. Jaska works in company Höh. The search utility in People finds this person when I type either 'Jas' or 'Höh' to the search box. - Is the reported problem related to importing the contacts, somehow?

virmajor ( 2013-12-30 15:31:57 +0300 )edit

Virmajor: For me it was a contact I imported from N9. I tried your scenario, but you can't create contacts that only have company name and a phone number in them.

Milo ( 2013-12-30 15:37:29 +0300 )edit

Yes, so it seems to be. I would think it is an uncommon use case. Can you perhaps use the company name as the last name, as it seems some kind of name is required?

virmajor ( 2013-12-30 17:09:09 +0300 )edit

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answered 2014-01-03 00:53:07 +0300

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Search in the People app does include properties such as nickname, but these properties are usually not loaded, to reduce the application startup time. I have a pending change to load more searchable information in the background after the app has loaded, which will make this work as expected. It is not fixed in version

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This change is released in version

MattVogt ( 2014-02-02 09:40:57 +0300 )edit

What about merging it in SFOS2?

palikao ( 2016-08-29 22:24:46 +0300 )edit

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