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#1 DerickH

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Posted 28 March 2013 - 11:12 AM

Somehow, I have many duplicate sources. It would be really helpful to be able to do a bulk merge, just like place names.

#2 Vyger

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Posted 28 March 2013 - 03:07 PM

Somehow, I have many duplicate sources. It would be really helpful to be able to do a bulk merge, just like place names.


The Lists>Source List>Automerge should do this but I believe there is still an outstanding problem here.

Scrutinize the Sources concerned, they need to be identicle down to the last punctuation mark if Automerge is to be effective.

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Posted 02 April 2013 - 07:05 AM

quoting Vyger, "The Lists>Source List>Automerge should do this but I believe there is still an outstanding problem here." I agree with this statement. I want my database to be as accurate as possible. So I do the merge of sources and any other merging are done by hand. My upset times come when finding actual dups do not merge with the Automerge. :o But I rather be safe than sorry..... :)

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Posted 07 August 2013 - 09:02 PM

I have tackled this problem of Source AutoMerge being too fussy that it fails to merge sources that are identical, practically. Please see the wiki page Sources - Merge Duplicate Masters for a more forgiving tool that I may be able to add to RMtrix later.

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#5 DerickH

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Posted 29 January 2015 - 09:58 AM

This seems to be another case of shying away from allowing the user from being stupid. If folks are smart enough to use RM, they should be smart enough to accept the consequences of merging sources without accepting the consequences of inadvertently merging sources that didn't intend to merge. I would really like this option. If I raise my right hand and swear that I accept the unintended consequences, would that make the implementation of this feature a little more acceptable?



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Posted 03 February 2015 - 12:25 PM

quoting Vyger, "The Lists>Source List>Automerge should do this but I believe there is still an outstanding problem here." I agree with this statement. I want my database to be as accurate as possible. So I do the merge of sources and any other merging are done by hand. My upset times come when finding actual dups do not merge with the Automerge. :o But I rather be safe than sorry..... :)

 

I have demonstrated to Rootsmagic that this problem is real, hopefully they will respond in time.


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