Manual post-editing serves to verify and if need be, correct the results of a function. In the case of matching functions, the addresses that are recognised as being duplicates are presented in the form of duplicate groups. Besides the data which is relevant for the comparison, the program also displays the contents of all other columns of the table that are not involved in the comparison. Based on this information, the user can then decide which of the addresses that were recognised as duplicates should really be deleted.
The deletion log is the printable version of the duplicate records. This can also, among other things, be saved as different file types: besides PDF, you may also select HTML, Text, CSV, MHT, EXCEL, RichText (rtf) and graphics. Furthermore, in the above-mentioned file formats, the output can also be printed or sent as an attachment per email.
Deleting in the Source Table
With all functions that are capable of deleting records, the results of the function can also be applied directly to the source table. The data records that are marked with a red cross in the manual post-editing are then deleted out of the source table.
When exporting the result, the records from the source table with all the columns that are contained there are written to a new file according to the result of the function. This file can be either a CSV or an Excel file.
As a rule, all data records from the original table are written to the new file. For the match functions, i.e. all those functions where the result can be used to delete certain data records, the following variants can be selected:
- The (cleaned) remainder: here all records are written except those marked with a deletion flag.
- Only the hits from the result: here only those records that are marked with a deletion indicator are written.
If two tables are compared against each other, then it is also possible to select which of these two tables will be used as the data source for the file to be created.