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Marked Duplicates Correct?

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  • Marked Duplicates Correct?

    I ran a Marked Duplicates operation on Tb1 and it showed 339 records were marked. Next I duplicated the table w/o the data and then appended the marked records to the new table. The result showed 497 records were appended (5100 total records in Tb1)

    Does anyone know why 339 records are marked as duplicates and yet 497 are appended? Why the difference in the #?

    Thanks,

    kenn
    TYVM :) kenn

    Knowing what you can achieve will not become reality until you imagine and explore.

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    RE: Marked Duplicates Correct?

    ken:

    this is only a guess. Did you have previously marked records. This would account for the higher number.

    bob adler

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      RE: Marked Duplicates Correct?

      Ken, examine the first table. Filter it for only marked records. How many did you get? Should match the number copied to the second table. If it does, then it probably means you had other records marked when you began marking dupes.

      -- tom

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        RE: Marked Duplicates Correct?

        Tom and Robert,

        Sorry, should have mentioned, When it occurred the first time, I ran an unmark operation and removed all marks. The ran it again; removed all marks a 2nd time and the marked duplicates a third time.

        Going to remove all marked records and the query for all marked records to see if any are still there.

        Thanks,

        kenn
        TYVM :) kenn

        Knowing what you can achieve will not become reality until you imagine and explore.

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          RE: Marked Duplicates Correct?

          Ken, are you doing the operations by hand, or are you running one right after the other in a script? -- tom

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            RE: Marked Duplicates Correct?

            Got it figured out. when I ran the dup operation, I was not aware of other records that were marked. How they got marked, I don't know. When I ran the unmark dups, that's all that was unmarked. When I ran a straight unmark, all records were unmarked.

            The moral of the story, if you want to be sure all marked records are unmarked, use the unmark records rather than unmark duplicate records.

            Thanks for your suggestions,

            kenn
            TYVM :) kenn

            Knowing what you can achieve will not become reality until you imagine and explore.

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