Tips & Tricks for Global MatchUp Matching Strategies

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by Tim Sidor, Data Quality Analyst

In
the past we’ve discussed implementing different matching strategies based on how
you would like your records grouped. For example. By “Address”? or by “Name and
Address”. The former would match ‘John’ and ‘Mary Smith’ at the same household,
whereas the latter would identify them as unique
entities.

 

For
Global processing, even after determining and selecting a general strategy,
‘Address’ for example, it might still require knowing the expected address
formats of the source data that needs to be compared and thus reevaluate the
logic.
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Matchcode Caveats – How to Solve Them

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By Tim Sidor, Data Quality Analyst

“The more advanced I make my matchcode, the more duplicates I’ll
identify.”

This is an
assumption – true or false – that many of our new users to MatchUp make, but
often leads to false dupes, no dupes, or a process that seems to run forever.

“Why?”

Adding more
columns of conditions, can be looked at as ‘just adding more ways to return
more duplicates.’
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