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entitySplitter and organization names

We're using the entitySplitter refinery to load both personal names and organization names into our entity table. It works great for personal names, parsing them into first, middle, and last name fields. For organization names, it often drops part of the name. I thought I had figured out the solution by adding "{"doNotParse": "1"}" to the parameters, but that breaks the parsing of personal names (the entire field loads into last name). The documentation notes that "This setting will force the import to migrate an organization's name as is when using the "entity_class" = ORG setting." Our incoming data has an entityType of "org" but I can't find any other information about this mysterious "entity_class". Has anyone else used this and might have any suggestions for us? Thanks!


  • Entity class is a setting an entity type. To set it go to Lists & Vocabularies (in the Manage menu), select the Entity types list in the hierarchy browser and open up the "organization" type (or whatever it's set to in your install). You should see a control on the form to set the entity type (screen shot below).

    If the setting is correct and it's still skipping parsing in all cases there may be something else going on.

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