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SSW Data Merge PRO! Tutorial
This tutorial demonstrates how to merge a purchased client database into your
When you install SSW Data Merge PRO!, two sample databases are included. They
are \SampleData\MailingListPurchased2000.mdb and
\SampleData\NorthwindData2000.mdb. The NorthwindData2000.mdb is exactly the
same as Northwind.mdb included in MS Office, while the
PurchasedMailingListPurchased2000.mdb database has 5 companies which are not
existed in NorthwindData2000.mdb.
The data structure of these two databases are different.
MailingListPurchased2000.mdb has a table named 'Client' with ClientID, CoName,
etc, columns. has a table named 'Customers' with CustomerID, CompanyName,
etc columns. Our goal is to merge the 'Client' table into 'Customers' based on
the duplicate criteria of 'CoName' in MailingListPurchased2000.mdb is same as
'CompanyName' in NorthwindData2000.mdb.
STEP 1. Start SSW Data Merge PRO!
STEP 2. Select a merge.
You can Add, Edit or Delete a predefined merge Or set
Suppose you want to add a new Merge, click on 'Add'.
STEP 3. Add a merge.
Step 3.1. Configure Merge Databases
A default destination detail is set. (to change the
default destination, click Options on 'Select a Merge' Form)
You can use UDL wizard to construct a connection
string by click on the UDL icon.
Step 3.2. Configure
Choose the Criteria for duplicates. Here we choose
Step 3.3. Configure Field Mapping
Here you map all source field into destination field.
Click 'Show All' to list all the Source or
Destination fields. To delete a row, click on the row header and press 'Delete'
Click 'Finish' to complete the merge setup.
Now, there is a new Merge Named 'PurchaseList' on the
Click 'Next>' to start merge processing.
Step 4. Merge Result Processing
Here is the result of Merge Processing. The result
There are 34 records in total of the source database.
5 are possibly new (with 0 possible duplicate) and others are possibly existing
(with 1 or more duplicates).
After Click on 'Add' on the record with ClientID
'SSW', that record's status changed from 'Unprocessed' to 'Added'.
To turn off the confirmation message box, uncheck the
'Show Confirmation' checkbox.
To change different views (UnProcessed, Added,
NotAdded, Skipped), choose a different item in 'Current Filter'.
You can also change the number of records per
process. The larger the number, the slower the process. The default is 20
records per process.
If you want to see details of the possible
duplicates or make some change before adding the record to destination, use the
Step 5. Advanced Add
Here you can see the source and destination record side by side. You can make
change on the source record before you add into destination. You can even make
change on the destination record if you find some error on your corporate
These two forms are synchronized
so you can navigate and view records withought open and close forms all the
If you experience any
technical problem when using SSW Merge PRO! Please send us
we can evolve SSW Merge PRO! into a product that matches your requirements.