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Conducting Person Seaches in Internet-Native Banner

Before You Begin:

  1. Open Internet-Native Banner (INB) by going to https://banner.umflint.edu
  2. Log in to INB using your Uniqname and Banner Password.

If you do not have a Banner password please refer to the quicknote “What is Banner?” found at http://www.umflint.edu/helpdesk/perm/category/internet-native-banner/

ID Search:

To find a person in any Banner form you may enter a person’s ID in the ID: field of the key block.You may enter either, their UMID, Social Security Number or Generated ID (a G number). If you can’t find a person by using one (or all) of their IDs then you will need to perform a name search.

Banner searches look for exact matches.  Partial names can be entered with the use of the wildcard.  In banner the % is used as a wildcard to represent missing characters.

Name Search:

In any Banner form you may enter a person’s name in the key block.

  1. Press <Tab> to place your cursor in the Name: field next to the ID: field.
  2. Enter the name.
    • You may type last name only (e.g. Hoover) or first 3-5 characters followed by %. Use % in place of unknown characters (e.g. for McAvoy, try M%voy) or last name, first name (e.g. Smith, Dan%).
  3. Press <Tab> to verify the name.

If an exact match is found, the ID number will appear in the ID: field.

If multiple matches are found, a new search window like the one below will display, allowing you to specify further criteria to narrow your search. Click the thumbnail below for a larger image
Person search

How to Narrow Your Search Results

You may now narrow your search results by entering any of the following known criteria City, State, ZIP/PC, Date of Birth, or Gender.

  1. Fill in one or more of the fields to narrow your search results and click the Reduce Search Button located on the right side of the window
    • State and Province codes can be looked up by using the pull-down menu for the state/Prov. field. Zip and Postal codes can be looked up by using the pull-down menu for the ZIP/PC field.
    • The number in the top right corner now reflects the number of results for your reduced search and the pull-down menu will show you the reduced list of results.
    •  If you want to cancel a query click the button located on the right side of the window.
  2. Repeat step 1 until there is only one search result or until you locate the desired person in the Search Results pull-down menu.Use the pull-down menu to select the person you are searching for and the record will open in the form you began your search from.

Name Search Using SOAIDEN:

If you prefer to use the name search form (SOAIDEN) click the down arrow next to the Name: field in any INB form.

  1. When prompted choose Person Search.
  2. Enter the name.
    • You may type last name only (e.g. Hoover) or first 3-5 characters followed by %. Use % in place of unknown characters (e.g. for McAvoy, try M%voy) or last name, first name (e.g. Smith, Dan%).
  3. Click Execute on the top toolbar or F8.
  4. Compare name and/or birthdate to determine if correct person.
  5. When desired person is identified, place cursor in ID: field of desired record and double-click. 
  6. The selected record will now appear in the form from which you began your search.

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