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Posted: 16 Jun 2005
 

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Set Email By Given Name And Surname

  • Driver - Any
  • Channel - Any

Description

This policy contains a single rule that sets a user's email address using substrings of the Given Name and Surname attributes. The conditions test for a User object and ensures that the attributes are present to build the email address from.

The first action strips any existing email attribute from the current operation. The second action sets the actual value for the email address from the Given Name and Surname attributes (e.g., jsmith@acme.com) The strip action is not wholly necessary, because the following set action will overwrite whatever value is currently in the document. However, it simplifies reading the document in a trace by removing extraneous values. Since the intent of this policy is to always set the email address, regardless of operation, it fits best in the Command Transformation policies.


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