Email changes to name when transferred

I have a formula in my spreadsheet to "join" several cells together. The individual cells are emails and they do no have more than one cell with data.

SOMETIMES, the email changes to a "First Last" name format when it reads it in the "Current Gate 2 Owner" cell, but not always and there is no pattern that we can tell. How do we keep it as an email address?? The column is set up as a contact list (email). The problem is that there are dynamic views and automation emails that do not recognize it when it converts to "First Last" name format. Any suggestions?


  • Andrew Stills
    Andrew Stills ✭✭✭✭✭

    Could you put some fictional data in this table so we see specifically what you are looking for?


    He who fails to plan is planning to fail. - Winston Churchill

  • Amy Bedard
    Amy Bedard ✭✭✭✭✭

    Here is an example with my name. 1) I will select my email address. 2) It still shows in that field as an email address. 3) It does NOT carry over as an email address but a name. This only happens maybe 5% of the time and is not predictable. Most of the time it stays as an email address. And...Current Gate 2 Owner column is set up as a Contact List.

    If I catch it and copy/paste my email address from somewhere else, it works and doesn't convert to a name.

    I thought it was only happening to me because I'm the owner (or something) and it wanted to predict who I am but one of the Admins reported that she is seeing it also with other people.

  • Is the column format of contact list needed for some of the automation functionality or could you just use a Text format and input the email addresses?


    Brandon Berg

    Sr. Program Manager / Business Operations

  • Amy Bedard
    Amy Bedard ✭✭✭✭✭

    Yes. An "alert someone" email gets set to them and they also access from their dynamic view.

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