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Merging Sources - Advantage or Not?

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Re: Merging Sources - Advantage or Not?

Posted: 1357170280000
Classification: Query
In the early days if FTM2012, it was not uncommon to have more than 1 source for the same database. It seemed to depend on whether the record was attached in the AMT or webmerged in FTM. You could safely combine/merge/replace/whatever you choose to call it the sources but unless you kept the source that was created from the records attached in the AMT, when you attached another record from the same collection it would create a new source. (Webmerging in FTM would use the existing source regardless). I can't say if this still occurs or not, as I almost always work in the AMT and sync to FTM and had fixed all my sources so a new one wouldn't be created.

However, something has changed recently and now, every record I attach in the AMT seems to be creating a new source. I have something like 13 "Social Security Death Index" sources, many with only one citation... and it seems to be occurring with every collection/database... Not acceptable...
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