How does a name search in the Judicial Information System (JIS) work when using the middle name or initial on the Search Name Duplicate (SND) screen in an alpha search?

Using the alpha search option on the SND screen, including a middle name or initial in the search criteria, results in the following order:

  1. Names matching any PIN used in the search criteria.  PINs include the driver's license or identification number, the DOC number, the JUV number, or the SID number.
  2. Names exactly matching the search name.
  3. Non-exact name matches are listed last.  A non-exact name match ignores the middle name or initial, but does consider the first and last name.

For example, if JIS is searched using Jones, Douglas Michael, the resulting SND screen will display Jones, Douglas Michael as well as Jones, Douglas.

To broaden search results, change the search type from A (Alpha) to P (Phonetic).  For example:

 Search Criteria


Jones, Doug Michael
 SID #1234567

1. Smith, Mike SID #1234567
2. Jones, Doug Michael
3. Jones, Douglas

Note:  The middle name or initial is still required for searching in DOL if a new person record must be added.

See also:  Person Business Rule 5.0 Spelling Names  in the Online Manual.

RN ID: 178   |    Published 12/01/2003 03:40 PM   |    Updated 10/02/2014 09:53 AM