I have selected a number of legal entity details fields, but I failed to find a field that would contains the NAME of the entity. Am I blind, or is that not available on the normal LegalEntityDetailsTemplate ?
When you want to find a specific data field, there are 2 ways to proceed:
1) Check the Data Content Guide. Open tab "Field Descriptions", and use a text filter on column D or E to display only the rows that "contain" a keyword that defines what you are looking for, in this case I'd use "name". As you are interested in a particular template (Legal Entity Detail) you can filter column C to have only that template. There are 16 results, I guess the one you want is "Official Name":
2) Use the GUI. Create a Legal Entity Detail template, go to Fields, type what you are searching for in the search box, in this case "Name". Click on the results to see the field descriptions:
For more info, see this section of the DSS Programming without SDK tutorial.
Ah, in method 2), the trick was to open a NEW Legal Entity Detail Report. I opened all the ones me and my colleague had already opened, hoping to be asked if I wanted to add a field, but that did not work.
And I downloaded the "data dictionary", that will surely be very useful :)