Updating Your Directory Listing

Summary: PhUpdate is a utility to update some parts of your directory entry in the UCI Electronic Directory. Login with your UCInetID and password to view and edit your record, make any changes to fields where updates are allowed and press the Submit Change Request button. You will get a confirmation that your update was successful and you will see your updated listing.

Update Your Directory Listing (Login Required)

UCI Electronic Phonebook Overview

PH (PHWWW) is the interface to the UCI Electronic Directory database of University faculty, staff, and students. The database contains all the information in the UCI Electronic Directory along with other information. This database is maintained by Office of Information Technology.

PH Field Descriptions

alias
This is your UCInetID. UCInetIDs are used to authenticate users for various services on UCInet.
name
Your name entered as First MI. LAST.
If the information is incorrect, contact your department’s Human Resource representative to update your official name in the Payroll/Personnel System. To find out who that person is, login into PhUpdate and look for the text “To update EMPLOYEE fields that you cannot change using this page, please contact the person in your department who is authorized to update the phonebook.” There will be a link to the person in your department who make the changes for you.
nickname
Your nickname. Nicknames are searched by default when people query the UCI Electronic Phonebook. If you have declared a nickname, it is used on the “From:” line of email messages that are sent through UCInet’s Mail Transfer Agents (MTA.SERVICE.UCI.EDU).
e-mail
Your electronic mail final delivery address. This is not your @UCI.EDU address but the address where you read your mail, your email delivery point. For example, if you use OIT Mailbox Services, your “email” field would be jsmith@es.nacs.uci.edu (replace jsmith with your own UCInetID).
email_address
Electronic mail address that is in the UCI Electronic Directory. For most people this is YourUCInetID@uci.edu. This field cannot be changed directly; it is generated automatically each night based on the value of your “rewrite” field.
phone
Your office telephone number. To change this field, contact your department’s authorized directory coordinator who will make the change electronically.
emergency_cell
This is the number of your text-enabled cell phone where emergency notifications from campus officials will be sent. This does NOT appear through online queries.
fax_number
Your FAX number. To change this field, contact your department’s authorized directory coordinator who will make the change electronically.
department
Your home department. This field is updated automatically from the Payroll/Personnel System. If the information is incorrect, contact your department’s Human Resources representative to update your home department code in the Payroll/Personnel System.
title and title2
Your “working” title or titles. To change these fields, contact your department’s authorized directory coordinator who will make the change electronically.
department_code
Your home department “code.” This field is updated automatically from the Payroll/Personnel System. If the information is incorrect, contact your department’s Human Resources representative to update your home department code in the Payroll/Personnel System.
mailcode
Your University ZOTcode, the “4” part of zip+4. To update this field, you can go to Mail Services Update Employee ZOTcode or you can contact your department’s authorized directory coordinator who will make the change electronically.
hours
Your office hours.
project
Your current project(s).
ext
The last five digits of your phone number. This field is automatically generated for the value in the field “phone” once a night; it cannot be changed directly.
office_address and office_address2
Your office address or addresses. To change these fields, contact your department’s authorized directory coordinator who will make the change electronically.
other_Info
Any other appropriate information you would like people to know.
student_address
Your home address (for students only). To update this field contact the Registrar.
major
Your major (for students only). To update this field contact the Registrar.
last_first_name
Your name entered as LAST, First MI. This field is automatically generated from the “name” field.
rewrite
If this field is “1”, the “From” line in your mail messages will be rewritten to your UCInetID@uci.edu. If it is “0”, your “From” line will be the same as your “email” field. This field also controls what displays in the “email address” field. The default value is “1” To change this field contact Postmaster@uci.edu.
picture_url
The URL of your picture.
home_page_url
The URL of your home page.
callsign
Your HAM radio callsign.