I want to add a middle name field to the Contact Edit page. While I can edit the Contact Detail page layout, I can not find a way to edit the page layout for the Contact Edit page.

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Name field in standard Contact object is a combination field(Concatenation of FirstName, MiddleName, LastName, and Suffix). If you want to separately show middle name field in edit page, you might have to override edit page with a custom visualforce page. API names of fields on Contacts and description of fields can be found in below link,


  • Thx Victor. However when adding or editing a contact there is no place for a middle name. When viewing a contact I understand that the name shown is a combination field but when I edit the contact or add a new one there is no place on that page to add a middle name.
    – user18704
    Commented Apr 14, 2015 at 13:07
  • It looks like salesforce will enable if you contact them. Check the link - help.salesforce.com/apex/… . If this is not working, you can create a custom visualforce page to override edit page, which gives full control.
    – Victor
    Commented Apr 14, 2015 at 18:25
  • @Victor you are right. It's a case with SFDC. Worth putting in your answer above. Commented Apr 16, 2015 at 11:48

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