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matchIT gives the user the ability to import a source file into a previously created DBF. This can come in handy for several situations, such as: building a job that you want to run later, or creating a "shell" DBF (see Save and Exit in the Online Help) for constantly growing files.
To import a file into the matchIT DBF, it must be in the same format as the original file that was used to create the DBF.
To use matchIT's import feature, select Import Records from the Import menu. If no DBF is open, you will be prompted for the DBF you would like to import into. Otherwise, make sure the DBF you would like to use is open as the Main DBF. The Input Parameters window will then be displayed (as pictured below). Here you will see what the input format is set to, what the default salutation is, the next reference number to be used, and if matchIT is set to wait after the import stage.
By clicking Restore Standard Parameters, you will be taken to matchIT's Save/Restore window. To change the DBF's current input format or default salutation, you would select Change Basic Parameters. This option will take you into the matchIT options window (see Input Option in the Online Help). Once you have made the necessary changes, select Continue. You will then be prompted for an import file, by default the Files of type will be set by the input format that you previously specified. Once you select the file to Import, matchIT will begin importing the file into the selected DBF and creating the various keys.
On completion of the Import Records step, the first dialog that is displayed is determined by whether or not the Wait For User option is switched on. If the Wait for user option was off, matchIT will go directly into the matching process and the next window to be displayed will be the Import Summary report. With the Wait for user option on, a processing window will be displayed offering the option to either Cancel, view the QA Wizard, or to begin the Find Matches step.
The Wait For User option is located in the Operational tab, in the main matchIT options, which can be accessed by clicking on Change Basic Parameters in the Input Parameters dialog.
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