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Insert Record From Memory -- What Happens if Record Exists?

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June 17, 2013, 09:56 AM
Insert Record From Memory -- What Happens if Record Exists?
Does the Insert Record From Memory option update existing records, or is it strictly an insertion tool?

I have a big backlog of data to load into a new table and may want to use this just for the first pull, or I may want to continue to use it for updates since there is a need to have a fifteen day redundancy on the updates each night. Will Insert Record From Memory crash if the record already exists?


June 18, 2013, 04:31 AM
Martin vK
Dear John,
The underlying database will return error messages. It will not crash but give a message for each duplicate record. Depending on your property settings in the DM flow it will stop/crash after ### DBMS errors.
Even you do not mind these errors it will seriously slow down the insert because of the enormous amount of messages that need to be processed.

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June 19, 2013, 08:25 AM
Furthermore, Insert Records from Memory, as the name implies is an insert only operation. If you need to updates use load type insert/update.