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Duplicate Search Problems to be aware of

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#1 Vyger


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Posted 21 August 2018 - 06:02 PM

I just wanted to formalise some issues mentioned recently regarding Duplicate Search Merge on other threads.


Firstly the DSM comparison screen has a Details column which is never populated either with Place Details or Description, in fact the Place column becomes populated with Description field contents when the Place field is empty. I’m not sure what the intent for the Details column was but Rootsmagic are aware of this problem.


It’s also important to realise that big green band do not automatically indicate things are identical. The fact Description or Place Detail could be different which will result in duplicated facts so never leave this UI without reviewing those merged items by going back over them and using the Edit button.


I have wished for more of a side by side Timeline view to provide as much information as possible on a future UI, any improvement on the present will be welcome.



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#2 Renee Zamora

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Posted 22 August 2018 - 07:41 AM

Confirming these issues are noted on the development list.


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