Creating a New Group of Duplicate Records

In some situations you can create a new group of records that you want to make duplicates of each other. In other situations you cannot create new groups. Your ability to create new groups is determined by the type of Spectrum™ Technology Platform processing that generated the exception records.

  1. Select the record you want to work on then click Resolve Duplicates.

    The Duplicate Resolution view shows duplicate records. The records are grouped into collections or candidate groups that contain these match record types:

    A record that other records are compared to in order to determine if they are duplicates of each other. Each collection has one and only one suspect record.
    A record that is a duplicate of the suspect record.
    A record that has no duplicates.

    You can determine a record's type by looking at the MatchRecordType column.

  2. If necessary, correct individual records as needed. For more information, see Editing Exception Records.
  3. Select a record that you want to put in the new collection then click New Collection. The new collection is automatically given a unique collection number, and the record you selected becomes a suspect record.
    Note: If you do not see the New Collection button, you cannot create a new collection for the records you are working with. You can only create new collections if the dataflow that produced the exceptions contained and Interlfow Match or an Intraflow Match stage, but not if it contained a Transactional Match stage. Contact your Spectrum™ Technology Platform administrator if you would like additional information about these matching stages.
  4. Place additional records in the collection by entering the new collection's number in the record's CollectionNumber field.
  5. When you are done modifying records, check the Approved box. This signals that the record is ready to be re-processed by Spectrum™ Technology Platform.
  6. To save your changes, click the Save button.