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Fixing duplicates


Fixing duplicates

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Steve Jones
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An article that looks at the problem of getting duplicate data, for example, invoices. Imagine I have a software bug and get duplicates. How can I update the duplicates to take new values, say the next set of values in a range.

If I have

1001
1001
1002
1002
1003
1003

How can I get

1001
1002
1003
1004
1005
1006

with minimal renumbering.

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Sioban Krzywicki
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I can do this one.

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Great, and thanks.

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Sioban Krzywicki
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Ha, wrote and submitted an article, but for the wrong duplicates problem. I'll work on this one now.
Sorry!

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What’s so unpleasant about being drunk?
You ask a glass of water. -- Douglas Adams
Steve Jones
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No worries. I'll review it and see how it looks. We can always use another one.

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