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Feature #1074

Function to merge Duplicates

Added by Victoria Leonard 9 months ago. Updated 9 months ago.

Status:
Acknowledged
Priority:
Low
Assignee:
-
Category:
Backend
Target version:
Start date:
2019-10-23
Estimated time:

Description

Is there a way to automatically merge duplicates? For instance, in the place category I have two 'Rome' entries, and two 'Hippo' entries. I'm not sure how best to merge them. Is there a way of doing this automatically that avoids human error?

Update

The ability to merge entities could be very useful but we would have to discuss what to do with conflicting data.

To discuss:

  • How to deal with conflicting information in general e.g. trying to find a good solution automatically, offer options (which ones?)
  • User logging information (e.g. we could keep the creator from the "older" entity as creator and add the creator of the newer entity as update user)
  • Descriptions (could be merged)
  • Dates (we can't merge them so we have to decide at one point)
  • Types (some could be merged but not all, e.g. base types)
  • Links (some could be merged but not all, e.g. residence of a person)

@ Everyone: Please add a note if you can think of other complications.

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#1

Updated by Alexander Watzinger 9 months ago

  • Subject changed from Query to Function to merge Duplicates
  • Description updated (diff)
  • Category set to Backend
  • Status changed from New to Acknowledged
  • Target version set to Wishlist

This sounds like a useful feature but it will take some planning (see description) and possible requires extensive work. This year we will concentrate on the next major release 4.0.0 so I put it on the Wishlist for the time being.

Thank you for the interesting suggestion.

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