(C) and (V) After Contact Names


When I type in a name field and a list of Contact names appear, I notice that some names have a (C) or (V) at the end. Why do these letters appear and what do they mean?


(C) means Customer and (V) means Vendor. These letters were added to ends of Contact names back in 2016 because some of our client sites enter names for some Contacts twice: once as an Employee and again as a Customer or Vendor. This sometimes caused problems when users selected a name (such as the Vendor) when the Employee was meant, or vice-versa.

Now, Customers and Vendors are clearly identified (while Employees are identified through the lack of a letter of the name) in lookups and autocomplete name fields throughout Spitfire. Users can thus tell which name is an Employee, a Customer or a Vendor.