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New Member
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Duplicates

I have a bunch of duplicates, and am finding the system only lets me merge info one at a time...is there a way to do them in bulk?

Administrator
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Re: Duplicates

Unfortunately, there's often not an easy way of bulk de-duplication. It's a very human-driven process, knowing which contacts are correct, and which are duplicates.

Depending on your data, there are ways to do this more quickly though - for example you could export your contacts to excel, delete all the contacts from your database and then re-import - the import wizard has options for duplicate checking that are applied as the data is imported.

However, this method will mean any notes/histories/activities associated with the contacts would be lost as they can't be exported/imported.

One piece of key advice, whenever you're dealing with the removal of data, please remember to take regular backups of your data throughout the process!
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Re: Duplicates

Hi jjonathansatter,

 

You might like to try this merge tool from Egen Consulting...

 

http://www.egenconsulting.com/dup-rem-exprt.html

 

HTH


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