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I need help finding duplicate name records in a contact database. I can find like first or last names, but I need to find all records that have the same first AND last names. I have tried many find combinations...does this require a script?

Really what I would like to do is reconcile two databases and combine the records of the same name. I thought this used to be possible.

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Try using the script given as an example on page 10-13 of the User Guide. Set up a calculated Unique Identification field to combine the First and Last name fields:

Unique ID Field = First Name & Last Name

Hope this helps.

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Yes, of course - I remember this now - and have used it in the past. Thanks.

Can someone tell me how Filemaker handles reconciliation (synching) of two similar contact type databases? I seem to remember that we had a server copy at one time and it handled this well.

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Foot note to your suggested fix. Need to make sure that result of calculation is set to 'text' not the default of 'number' and that the field is indexed - then all works nicely!

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