DemandTools 5.28.0 is now available! 🎉 This release includes 14 very exciting Feature Enhancements that you are going to want to see. We will be offering a live Release Overview Session in the coming weeks for a closer look at the enhancements. Be on the lookout for more information related to that training.
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Feature Enhancements 💥
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I had heard "Custom Merge" was coming in this release . . . was really hopeful it was going to be on par with 2.91 custom merge function where you'd get a nice, color coded grid with all the fields automatically aligned/compared to see what was the same and what was different between Master and Losing records (and what wasn't populated at all--which automatically dropped to the bottom of the grid so you could ignore them completely) with the ability to easily "paint" the field values you wanted to keep or combine. Looks to me like what was released isn't even close. Seems like you now have the ability to rt click to select a value to keep . . . but you'd have to first add all the fields in the object yourself and "stare & compare" on your own with a much less user-friendly grid setup to review and set the values. And that wouldn't automatically drop fields not populated at all to the bottom.
Let me know if I'm missing something with what was released as I'd love to be wrong here--but I have to say this feature's release was a big letdown if what I think I'm seeing is "it" for custom merge.
Thank you for downloading the new release of DemandTools and beginning to explore the newly released functionality. Your feedback is really appreciated, and will be taken into consideration as the DemandTools product team continues to evolve how users can interact with their Duplicate Groups on the Preview Grid.
Specific to one of your comments, relating to painting field values which selected manually to be retained. There is an issue currently being addressed by our product and engineering team where winning fields selected to be retained, when not on the winning record, are not being painted green. We anticipate a new version of DemandTools to be released shortly to address this.
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