Ways to Merge
  • 23 Jun 2023
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Ways to Merge

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Article Summary

Overview

Cloudingo offers three standard methods to merge duplicate records within the platform - Manual Merge, Mass Merge, and Automated Merge. Additionally, for enterprise license holders, there is an option for integration using Web Service API & Callback API.


Getting Started with Manual Merge

  1. It is recommended to start with the manual merge to better understand the process before running jobs in bulk. This provides a final chance to preview the results on the page before performing a merge and seeing the end result in Salesforce.
  2. Records are displayed side by side and editing the master and field values selected is permitted.
  3. Merges are performed on one group of records at a time.
  4. Recommended for filters that have a low confidence level or for when just getting started with a new filter.
  5. Set up rules to pre-select the master and field selections automatically.

Moving to Mass Merge and Automated Merge

  1. As things progress in the deduplication process, there will be some filters that can be safely merged in bulk using Mass Merge or Automated Merge.
  2. It is recommended to start with filters that have the tightest criteria and then loosen them up in new filters to find any additional matches that may need manual review.
    1. This will reduce the number of records that need to be reviewed manually.
  3. Mass Merge provides a preview of the results on the page and the merges can be performed on a maximum of one page of records at a time.
  4. Recommended for filters that have a high confidence level and for when there is only a page or so of duplicates to manage.
  5. Select specific groups of records and click a button to merge all selected groups.
  6. Set up rules to pre-select the master and field selections automatically.

Automated Merge

  1. Recommended for filters with a high confidence level where record matches and master/field selections do not need to be reviewed manually.
  2. Recommended for filters that contain multiple pages of results.
  3. Merging will continue processing after the job is started. Users do not need to remain logged in.
  4. Define rules for Cloudingo and then run an auto-merge job on selected filters to merge all duplicate groups within the filter.
Note
Automated merge saves you valuable time to do other tasks while Cloudingo does the cleaning. 




Web Service API & Callback API Integrations

  1. For enterprise license holders, Cloudingo offers the option to integrate the platform with an enterprise system using the Web Service API & Callback API.
  2. This feature finds and passes the incoming data through Cloudingo filters to identify duplicate matches in real-time, and merges data, while also keeping multiple disconnected systems in sync and up-to-date.




Conversions

Cloudingo also offers three ways to convert Leads into Contacts/Accounts. Visit the Ways to Convert Leads article for more information.



Conclusion

In conclusion, Cloudingo offers multiple methods to merge duplicate records, each with its own strengths and uses. Start with manual merge to better understand the process and move to mass merge and automated merge for more efficient bulk merging. For enterprise license holders, the Web Service API & Callback API integrations offer additional flexibility and control.


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