Search Index

The Search Index feature is available in our Advanced and Premium editions
When creating a search index, Duplicate Check creates a key (hash) for every record in your object. The key is created based on fields that are defined in your scenario. Duplicate Check uses this key to compare records. It's advised to create a search index when using custom fields in your scenario, and/or when working with our fuzzy matching methods.  Having a search index improves results and scoring of duplicate records.
When creating an index, Duplicate Check will create a search key only for the fields that are defined in your scenarios.

You can enable the Duplicate Check Search Index for a certain Object in the *Objects* Setting located on the DC Setup page


The Search Index can be configured in the advanced *Object* Settings:





Search Index with Wild Card If enabled, Duplicate Check index search will return partial matches. 
Index Creation for single records Determines when the Index creation will start. You can let DC decide when by choosing:

"DC Determines the best option" - Duplicate Check decides when the index is updated.
"Directly. Index is Directly available" - The index is updated right away.
"In the background. There is a delay in Index creation" - Index is updated in an apex job, started whenever Salesforce allows it to start.
Number of records returned in index search Decides how many records Duplicate Check returns in the first step of the search procedure. Do not change this, unless you get instructions from our support team.
Chunk size in Index Creation job Determines the chunk size of the index creation job. Do not change this, unless you get instructions from our support team.
Index location    The location where the Search Index will be stored. 

Search Index Location

You can choose between two options for storing the indexes. 

Index Object

The default setting is storing the index in the Index Object. When you create a Search Index, the indexes are stored in a custom object called "Index Object".

Each record that is indexed takes 2kb of storage space.

Within the Object itself

Another option is to store the index in the Object itself. This will store the index in a field in your record, which takes no additional storage space. As a result of updating the record, the last modified date of all records will change. 

On the 'search Index' tab, you can find the 'create index' button. After clicking on the button it may take some time before the Search Index is created.

We advise creating an index for every Object that you work with. Specifically, when using any custom fields in your scenario, a search index is needed to take them into account.



Click here to watch a short video of how to enable and create the Search Index.
Please note, that if you choose to store the 'Search Index' in the the same object as the record itself, the last modified date of your record will change. This might trigger workflows you have configured.
When making a change to your scenario, it's always a good idea to re-create your search index - making sure the search index in all records is up to date.
 

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