Pulling first name from LMS

Hi all - I'm wondering if anyone might be able to put together a step-by-step guide as to how to set up a variable / javascript function for this? (i.e. pulling a user's first name from the LMS).

I've read through this discussion (https://community.articulate.com/discussions/articulate-storyline/retrieve-lms-user-name-as-variable) but I'm very green and have had no experience with javascript functions (and only basic variables).

Any help for dummies would be amazing.



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Kevin Brake

This may work, untested... let me know:

// Capture first initial from a variable
full_name = full_name.str.charAt(0);
first_name = first_name.str.charAt(0);

or maybe this one:

// Capture first initial from first and last name
var last_name = array[2];

first_name = first_name.substring(0, 1);
last_name = last_name.substring(0, 1);