Dan Couldridge
posted by Dan Couldridge on January 6, 2020
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Due to a recent LinkedIn update, your LinkedIn Maximizer search formula UDF may have stopped working.

Don’t panic though! Below is a quick an easy fix to get everything running as normal.

Assuming that you have the security rights to set-up, add and edit user defined fields, here are the steps:

  1. Administration – Setup User Defined Fields
  2. Go to the field that you use for LinkedIn searches. (In our database it is called LinkedIn contact search.)
  3. Replace the current formula with this new one
    • “https://www.linkedin.com/people/search?firstName=”+[First Name]+”&lastName=”+[Last Name]
  4. Click Save

Please note, due to Windows handling two different types of double quote character, you should manually type in the quote character instead of pasting them in.

This will then go through the database updating the values for every contact and individual in the database.

If you have a similar field for company searches in LinkedIn then you can use the same process to amend that formula with the following.

    • “http://www.linkedin.com/search/results/companies/?keywords=”+[Company]

If you have any questions about getting this done, feel free to contact us at support@collierpickard.co.uk or talk to us through our website chat.

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