A READER ASKS
I built a very small database then cloned it 8 times. I used the file to store gathered data on the same subject, four fields total. The field that cannot be duplicated is the email address field. Now I know that when I merge them I will have, and cannot end up with duplicates. Would you PLEASE tell me? How to merge them so I don’t end up with duplicates
Well, the process involves targeting the duplicates and then removing them. There is a method using scripts that loop but the problem is that it is dependent upon the execution of the script. Here is a link to some recent posts I did on that technique...
Now, a fresher technique involves using a self relationship and I would recommend you give it a try. It will allow you to create a calculation field that will indicate any record as a duplicate whenever it would occur.
EXAMPLE: Flag Duplicates Via A Relationship
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