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First names (FNAMES)

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Key Value
Name First names
Short name FNAMES
Part of Student (Student)
Description The given names (i.e, non-surname) of the student.
Applicable to England Northern Ireland Scotland Wales
Coverage All Students

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.

Quality Rules Quality rules to follow
Optional? Yes
Reason required To identify students, to aid linking.
Field Length 100

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