Feature request, De-duplicate rules for Organisations would be more useful if Organisation Nickname was a multi-value field
De-duplicate rules for Organisations would be more useful if Organisation Nickname was a multi-value field. Thereby allowing multiple Nicknames (or aliases) for the same organisation to be recorded.
Currently de-duplicate rules for Organisations are limited by up to 5 fields. So if you have Organisation Name, Nickname and Email then there are only two fields remaining to compare, which could be used for two custom (Organisation) Nickname fields. You could possibly have a multi-valued custom field for Nickname 2 - have not confirmed if that works at all for de-duplication.
However, it is more commonplace for Organisations to have multiple different abbreviations and shortened versions, not by some "official" naming standard, but simply because people refer to the Organisation differently with varying spelling and abbreviations. eg. IBM, I.B.M, IBM Inc. IBM Intl.
This is a feature request. Open for discussion about other solutions or implementation.
Agileware Ref: CIVICRM-1666