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.
With the matching functions, the deletion log is the printable version of the matching results and 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. In the case of matching functions, the records that are recognised as being duplicates are then deleted out of the source table.
All the records from the source table are saved in the results file according to the results of the function. In the case of matching results, this includes all records with all columns which were NOT deleted in the source table. The format of the results file can be selected in the process, either as a CSV or Excel file.
All records with all columns from the source table that would be deleted by the application of the results of a function are saved in the archive file. In the process, one can select whether the archive file should be saved as a CSV or Excel file. If a results file is also generated, then the results and the archive file contain together all the records from the source table.