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Multiple detachment using Merge Tool: Module Exclusions would help

Multiple detachment using Merge Tool: Module Exclusions would help

When deleting multiple records, I quite often use the Merge tool to detach records quickly to enable deletion. This is really only useful in the cases where I want to delete the merged records.

There are times when I simply want to detach a bunch of records from one particular module attachment.

For example, I might have 150 records that are attached to a bunch of narratives. I don't want to disturb or remove all the other attachments (such as internal movements) that these records have, but I also don't want to go through each narrative to which they are attached and find them and remove them.

Idea: it would be great if the Merge tool allowed you to choose which modules you want included or excluded in your merge action.

Anyone else like this idea?

-KB

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Re: Multiple detachment using Merge Tool: Module Exclusions would help

Hi Karen,

I was wondering if you had ever tried to do this using the Import Tool?  Essentially, try overwriting the existing data in the Narratives table through an import.  Not sure its doable, but happy to experiment with you, if you're interested.

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Deb

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Re: Multiple detachment using Merge Tool: Module Exclusions would help

Hi Deb

I'm sure this is possible... I use importing to replace data all the time... however I think in the case of merging attachments across several hundred records with attachments in several modules, it would be just as fiddly as doing it manually.

My "wish" was for a merge tool that allows me to choose which modules I want to include in my merge.. so I don't lose connections that need to be retained. For example, I might want to completely detach a large list of objects from several Narratives module records, but I want them to keep their attachments in the Internal Movements module. It's not a big issue, but I thought I'd make a query about whether or not being able to choose modules when merging would be of any interest to anyone else.

cheers
Karen

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