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Finding Duplicate Records in Dataverse - Either Rule or with PowerAutomate

I have a flow that adds data to a table in the dataverse.

There was an internal outage this week that affected this (internal to Microsoft).

My flow failed a few times and after rerunning it a few times, I now have duplicate rows in the table from specific days this week.

When trying to figure this out, I was going to build a flow that will look for these and then remove them.

 

I found articles on how to setup Detection Rules and Jobs.

Here is the problem.  I setup a rule to check for assignmenttime is the same, and case number is the same.

Once I setup the rule, I could not find where to view the results and take action.

I created a job, that I THOUGHT would point to that rule, but I never could get the job to key off the rule.

 

Maybe I missed something in the documentation, but I could never find where to look at this data. 

Could someone please walk me through this step by step?  I am missing something somewhere and I dont know where.

 

I want to look at my table, and pull all results where Assignmenttime (date and time) is exactly the same along with case number being exactly the same.

 

 

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ChrisPiasecki
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Hi @lardo5150,

 

When you created your duplicate detection rule, did you ensure to publish the rule? Once that's done, I suggest testing the rule is working as you expected through the user interface by trying to create a record that meets the duplicate rule criteria. You should see a dialog popup warning you of a potential duplicate. 

 

The steps to run a duplicate detection job are documented here

 

Make sure you don't select any saved view or specify any filter criteria so that the job will run against all records in the system.

 

Once the job is complete, you can open the job and see the results on the left hand menu within the dialog.

 

One more thing I'll mention is that it will be very unlikely that your duplicate detection rule will fire if you are comparing a date and time field. If it's a date only field, then that's fine. 

 

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thats work unfortunately just when i add that manually  from dataverse table, then i cant add more depending on duplicate detection job.... But  When the User login into the portal app and submit it one table created in dataverse, then i can see the duplicated Records that same User filled in the table, is there way to avoid that.. every time user submit the table i get new row in dataverse, i want to see the update records at same row because they have same for example: full name.. can somebody help me please 😞   @ChrisPiasecki @lardo5150 
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