Find Duplicates Blocking Keys and Rules in v2

If you have the license for Find Duplicates Fuzzy matching then you could use this functionality to match records based on fuzzy matches. This needs blocking keys and Find Duplicates rules

I noticed that in V2 that the Blocking Keys and Rules are now combined and accessible through Step Settings however I also noticed that there do not seem to be any default blocking keys and rules anymore.

Is there an easy way to set up the default blocking keys and rules from some standard predelivered examples?

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  • CarolynCarolyn Contributor


    I would like to set up a custom Find Duplicates - Not sure how to set up Find Duplicates Rules and Blocking Keys

    I have 2 questions:

    First Question:

    When you select the find duplicates step you tell it the fields (match columns) you need to use. I have 5 lines in my address. Line 1 and 2 make up the address - so might be Unit 1/28 and second column can be street - l am unable to use the same field premise and street. I want the 2 lines to be matched as one field. Why am l unable to do this? I am assuming the fields l map here is the field it has in the find duplicates mapping? How do l do this? I have the same issue with FIrst name and middle names, l am unable to match to the same field. Is there a way around this? I use to use Unify for this matching and l was able to do this.

    Second Question

    I am not getting good matches, l want to match on first name, middle name, surname and a 5 line address

    Also like to add Date of Birth but if you have a date of birth in one line, but not another, l want it to match fully on name and address

    How do l setup a custom FInd Duplicates to apply this? Can l copy individual and change somehow to minimise to this set for starters?

    Any assistance would be helpful?



    How does this relate to the find duplicates

  • Chris DownerChris Downer Administrator

    Hi Carolyn - i think i covered this in the post

    Let me know if you have any follow-ups on this.

  • @Clinton Jones

    I am facing the following error on Find Duplicates:

    ERROR 2022-03-18 16:57:42,745 [http-nio-8080-exec-2] Find Duplicates is unlicensed

    Also my server where I have aperture data studio installed cannot connect to Find Duplicates ..

    erro on remote server where ASD is installed:

    Find duplicatesCan't connectN/AServer location: Remote (


    Please help if you think I have missed some step.

  • Clinton JonesClinton Jones Administrator

    Hi @HussainSyed it sounds like you are not explicitly licensed for the Find Duplicates functionality, is that something you particularly want/need and have you used it/had it before ?

  • Clinton JonesClinton Jones Administrator

    @Katya Jermolina you may have some additional insight here based on work you have done with the client?

  • @Clinton Jones Hi, we have the licensed product we are just trying to use it on remote server.

    @Henry Simms is already in contact with me to come up with the solution.

    Hope this issue can be closed soon.

    @Katya Jermolina please comment if you are in contact with Henry on this issue already.

  • Katya JermolinaKatya Jermolina Administrator

    @HussainSyed please CC me in the latest email chain and I will pick this up. As far as I am aware Find Duplicates was licensed as of last Thursday, since we were able to run jobs.

  • @Katya Jermolina I have added you in the latest email thread. Please let us know. thanks

  • @Katya Jermolina license updated successfully, but the main purpose of this was to get remote access, which is still not happening, please assist. if you can.

  • @Katya Jermolina My Question is, I should be able to access FD workbench and swagger UI from my own machine as well ?

  • As Aperture Data Studio is accessible everywhere. @Katya Jermolina

  • @Josh Boxer

    both are running fine, and are accessible on our production server.

    maybe my question was a bit confusion when I asked about remote access.

    they are remotely accessible to production server..

    swagger UI, FD Workbench.

    My Q is, is there a way to make them accessible from any machine, as dev team using aperture data studio from their machines,

    although last evening from experian team we are advised to use workbench only through production server and not expose production data to any other machine.

    Just a query.

    Hope you understood what I was asking.

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