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From: Terry Reigel <>
Subject: Re: [TMG] Merger of two projects problems
Date: Thu, 8 Apr 2004 23:15:56 -0400
On Thu, 8 Apr 2004 21:39:46 -0500, Betty & Bill Ottoson wrote:
> Found three records with the same name. The original
> from A: group is 1:2214 - the next is from the B: group
> and numbered 2:100 - the third is also from the B: group
> and is numbered 1:4277
> The first and last names, on an attempted merge, have an
> active merge button.
> I thought for merging that the ID numbers had to have one
> from 1: and another from 2: but it seems now that the ID
> numbers are not critical, it is just important to have
> one from each original data group.
> I am assuming at this point that merging one from each
> group (that in turn produce an active merge button) are
> OK to merge.
When you merge Projects, you end up with your original datasets still
intact - they are just now in the same Project. When you then "merge"
the datasets, as your examples with the dataset numbers demonstrate,
you still have the two original datasets, but now one of them has a
copy of everyone from the other added to the people who were already
there. So, in your example, you have the person from A who is still
there, the person from B who is still there, plus the copy of the
person from B who is now in A.
The solution - after the merge, delete B. Then you have only A, which
contains the original people from A plus a copy of everyone from B.
After that you can merge the individual people who are duplicates.