Text Field - How to Show="First" When Pulling Name Field via Lookup Up?

By: Chris Titus | Asked: 11/25/2023
ForumsCategory: General questionsText Field - How to Show="First" When Pulling Name Field via Lookup Up?
Chris Titus asked 5 months ago
I have a text field that is using Advanced > Lookup to pull in a name field from another form based upon the entry ID.  I need to display the first name, however, show="first" does not work for the text field.  I can't pull only the first name into this text field either. How might I accomplish this?
Chris Titus replied 5 months ago

I solved this using javascript

Rob LeVineRob LeVine replied 5 months ago

That's what I was going to suggest as well. It's one line to perform the extraction of the first name and 5 or so lines of standard infrastructure.

2 Answers
Brian Thornton answered 4 months ago
have you found a solution without using JS?  I have not been successful with these instructions.  How to use name fields in WordPress forms - Formidable Forms
Rob LeVineRob LeVine answered 4 months ago
I don't know if this helps either of you, however, the Dec 12 release of Formidable Form 6.7 has the following enhancement: "New: Name fields now work in text calculations, including support for show=first and show=last options."

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