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    I have read on the forum and found a way to populate certain fields from others. For instance how to do the managed objects and change the displayname field to the username. I was wondering if there was a way to do populate the Description field from the EmployeeID field. I tried the managed object method and editting the attributes for the decsription to be "employeeID" and "%employeeID%" but that of course just populated the description field with that text. Is there a way to do this?

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    Re: Populating Fields

    Assuming you are using a fairly current release, this should work, but it won't work for the description field.

    For some wierd reason, Microsoft setup the description field to be multi-valued, even though this makes no sense. Hyena's attribute replacement feature will only work for single-value attributes. So, you could put the employee ID in the title for example by setting the title to:

    Director of Marketing - Emp # %employeeid%

    Also, remember that Hyena will do the replacement and if the employee id value later changes, it won't update the other fields, its like a search-and-replace feature.

    And, this feature will only work with one replacement per attribute at a time, you can't for example do:

    This user's area is %division% and %department%
    Kevin Stanush
    SystemTools Software Inc.