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Element Forename is Invalid. The actual length is less than the MinLength

Article ID
ias-7911
Article Name
Element Forename is Invalid. The actual length is less than the MinLength
Created Date
5th June 2009
Product
IRIS Company Secretarial
Problem
It has been reported that in some situations users receive the following exception when attempting to submit a Form within Company Secretarial: E-File Exceptions Companies House will reject this E-File. The following data is missing or incorrect. Client: TEST : TEST Ltd E-File: 288a Event: Appointment of Director/Secretary (manually logged) Date Occurred: 05/06/2009 Exceptions: Element Forename is invalid. in 69: the https://xmlgw.companieshouse.gov.uk: Forename element is invalid. The Value ''is invalid according to its datatype 'string' - the actual length is less than the MinLength value
Resolution
The exception above will occur where more than one space has been entered between a Director/Secretary First name and Middle name. Example: Joe Albert Bloggs (two spaces between Joe and Albert) will appear on the XML as: <Surname>Bloggs</Surname> <Forename>Joe</Forename> <Forename /> <Forename>Albert</Forename> Select: Edit | Director/Secretary | View, click the magnifying glass next to Director/Secretary name, click [View] again. Remove any extra spaces between the Forenames and attempt to re-submit the Form. If problems persist please contact IRIS Support.

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