Check for duplicates using xref
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I needed to check for duplicate attachments in a system and remove the duplicates. I created a Job that used the same origin and destination and pulled all records from the Attachments table. I had a before operation that would read and write to the same xref list, thanks to the use of the newer SQLite xref list functionality, http://wiki.starfishetl.com/index.php/Cross-reference_(Xref)#SQLite_Xref. In this code, I check to see if the record I'm reading already exists in the XREF. If it exists, then I know it is a duplicate and can proceed to the Delete Stage. If it does not exist, then it is not a duplicate and I write the data to the XREF and skip the Delete Stage.
Sub VBScriptProcedure dim strExists strExists = xrefread("sf-attachments","@@ORG:ParentId@@@@ORG:NAME@@") If strExists = "Exists" Then LogMessage "Duplicate of: @@ORG:NAME@@" Else XrefWrite "sf-attachments","@@ORG:ParentId@@@@ORG:NAME@@","Exists" GoToNextRow End if End Sub