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My channel has a few required fields. I want to use those required field to dynamically build the {title} instead of having the user enter it. Is there a way for me to, say, user {first_name} and {last_name} (the required fields of my Channel) as the title?

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You can use MX Title Control or Title Master to do this.

Title Master specifically lists the scenario you describe as an example:

If you have a channel with people in it, it is annoying to have to enter a Title when it is the same information you will enter for the First and Last Name fields. Here is a quick example of templates you could use. Title - {last_name}, {first_name} = Brown, John URL Title - {first_name} {last_name} = john_brown

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Is there an entry being submitted from front end (not from control panel)? if so I think you are using safecraker. In this case you can use dynamic_title parameter and can pass value like dynamic_title="{first_name} {last_name}".

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You could just make the field a hidden form field and use javascript to update when they enter in their first and last name?

  • And that JS would somehow have to work in EE CP, etc. It's a bit messy to try to implement that myself (I'm still learning my way around EE). I was hoping for a native solution. – ExpressionEngineNewbie Jan 30 '13 at 12:37

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