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Prevent users from data duplication RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,

    I have the requirement to prevent the users from data duplication. I know that from the search results you can see duplicates of certain files, but is it possible from the other way round.. while uploading documents check if a similar document is already in the database?

    Thanks

    Sven

    Monday, February 17, 2014 10:10 AM

Answers

  • In short: No.

    This has to be addressed through governance and training as there's no sensible technical solution to the problem. The process would need to 'crawl' each document as it's uploaded and then identify other possible duplicates. That'd work for single upload processes, albeit a bit slowly, but it would kill bulk uploads. Even once it's identified a potential duplicate it'd have to tell the difference between my CV and my team mate's (who i happened to copy mine from). It's one of those deceptively complicated requests, even though it is a desirable goal.

    • Edited by Alex Brassington Monday, February 17, 2014 10:13 AM
    • Proposed as answer by croute1 Monday, February 17, 2014 3:16 PM
    • Marked as answer by Victoria Xia Thursday, February 27, 2014 1:32 PM
    Monday, February 17, 2014 10:12 AM