Attention: The Name Parser stage is deprecated and may not be supported in future releases. Use Open Name Parser for parsing names.

To specify the Name Parser options, double-click the instance of Name Parser on the canvas. The Name Parser Options dialog displays.

Table 1. Name Parser Options



Parse personal names

Check this box to parse personal names.

Separate conjoined names into multiple recordsSelect a match results in the Match Results List and then click Remove.

Click this box to separate names containing more than one individual into multiple records, for example, Bill & Sally Smith.

When a conjoined record results in two separate name records, a Parser Record ID output field is generated. Each pair of separate name records are identified with the same Parser Record ID.

Gender Determination SourceSelect a match results in the Match Results List and then click Remove.

Determines how the Name Parser assigns a gender to the name. For most cases, Default is the best setting because it covers a wide variety of names. If you are processing names from a specific culture, select that culture. Selecting a specific culture helps ensure that the proper gender is assigned to the names. For example, if you leave Default selected, then the name Jean is identified as a female name. If you select French, it is identified as a male name.

Note: If you select a culture but the name is not found in that culture, gender is determined using the Default culture, which includes data from a variety of cultures.


Specifies how the name fields are ordered in your input records. One of the following:

The name fields are ordered by Title, First Name, Middle Name, Last Name, and Suffix.
The name fields are ordered by Last Name first.
The name fields are ordered using a combination of natural and reverse.

Retain Periods

Retains punctuation in the parsed personal name field.

Parse Business Names

Check this box to parse business names.

Retain Periods

Check this box to return punctuation to the parsed business name field.

User-Defined Table

Click any of the User-Defined Tables to add values to existing values in the various parser tables. This capability enables you to customize tables for your unique business environment. Click Configure to select an XML file that contains the values that you want to add. For more information about user-defined tables, see Modifying Name Parser User-Defined Tables.