How to stop duplicates contacts entering Salesforce?

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To stop duplicate contacts, accounts and leads from entering Salesforce do the following:

  1. Create Duplicate Matching Rules: Setup > Administration >  Duplicate Management  > Matching Rules
  2. Create Duplicate Detection Rules:  Setup > Administration >  Duplicate Management > Duplicate Rules.
  3. To clean all the existing duplicates use dedup-manager, below are a few exmaples

Dedup-Manager in Action:

dedup-manager in Salesforce classic
Dedupe dashboard / charts
mass merge contacts by email

Dedupe sub tabs (eliminate existing duplicates)


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