I need to use an organization's legal name for invoicing. I have already customized the invoice template for many other fields, but cannot see how to insert Legal Name as a token.

I note this 10 year old forum posting saying that the Legal Name field was not exposed to the token system: https://forum.civicrm.org/index.php?topic=832.0 Is this still the latest answer?

I know I could add this to my custom field set for organization financial info, but I would rather not duplicate existing field names.

Likewise I can put the Legal Name in the Organization name field, but that renders the Legal Name field redundant (and gives me long, unwieldy org names)

We're running 4.6.24


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In order to use legal_name against your message template the best way would be enabling CIVICRM_MAIL_SMARTY to 1 in civicrm_setting.php

By doing this you can access {contact.legal_name} in your message template

I did made a test against Version 4.7.15 which worked. so please give a try

Reference: https://wiki.civicrm.org/confluence/display/CRMDOC/Smarty+in+mail+templates

I guess this helps!!!


At least you can use this one: {contact.organization_name}

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