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Duplicate Checking - Copy/Move Data - Plugin

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Posts: 32
Country: Australia

Duplicate Checking - Copy/Move Data - Plugin

Hi People

 

I am finding that the functionality of the copy/move data is not completely clear.

 

I run a check for duplicates and when i find two records that are duplicates, and i wish to combine them, I note that you have to manually copy each row from the contact field.

 

This is somewhat tedious as i have many contact fields.

 

Is there a way I can shift and select a number of rows as opposed to one by one?

 

Also, perhaps there's a better plugin for dupe checking and copying/combining contacts?

 

Anyone able to assist?

 

Cheers

 

George

 

 

George Patino
Bellagio Limousines
Perth, Western Australia
www.bellagiolimousines.com.au
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Country: Australia

Re: Duplicate Checking - Copy/Move Data - Plugin

George,

 

I would say that of all of my customers who use this function often find doing individual rows is the easiest method and once you have cleaned up your database you might only use the function of copy/move rarely so I do not see developer making that sort of change.

Paul Buchtmann
pbuchtmann@ozemail.com.au Australia
Australia's First ACT Consultant (1989)

FREE Record History to change default to Call or To-Do for ACT! 2010-2012 versions. Custom versions also available.
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Re: Duplicate Checking - Copy/Move Data - Plugin

Hi Paul

 

Thanks for your reply.

 

I have in excess of 15,000 records of which some are duplicates.

 

I am trying to keep my dbase as clean and accurate as possible, but I am finding that the copy/merge function is somewhat tedious to use.

 

Are you aware of an add-on that allows better flexibility to:

1. Check for duplicates

2. Copy/Merge the data with greater ease?

 

Cheers

George Patino
Bellagio Limousines
Perth, Western Australia
www.bellagiolimousines.com.au
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Country: USA

Re: Duplicate Checking - Copy/Move Data - Plugin

I've used a very good one from www.egenconsulting.com. There are three versions. The most advanced uses fuzzy searching and automated deduping.

Roy Laudenslager
ACT! Certified Consultant
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Re: Duplicate Checking - Copy/Move Data - Plugin

Hi Roy, sincere apologies for not responding earlier ;-) but I wanted to say thanks for your advice!
George Patino
Bellagio Limousines
Perth, Western Australia
www.bellagiolimousines.com.au