I am working around the Name field limitation which cannot include a Middle Initial by creating a Custom Field. The Custom Field is set as a List with 5 columns: Prefix, First, Middle initial, Last, Suffix. This field, however, does not appear as a column heading option in Inactive Columns so that the name data can be displayed as form entry data. This is vital.
This problem could be solved in a number of ways - please advise:
1 - Modify the original Name field to include Middle Initial (seems like this is not an option, but desperately needed)
2- Pass the Custom Field data to pre-populate a hidden Name field which could be used as a column heading in the Entries admin (can't figure out how to do this - I tried like heck, both shortcodes and PHP)
3- Include the Custom Field values for First and Last atop the columns in the Entries display. (values not available to drag into Active).
Thanks - Steve