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=== Removing Duplicate QSOs from a Log === === Removing Duplicate QSOs from the Currently Open Log ===
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 1. on the '''Main''' window's '''Log QSOs''' tab, click the '''Filter''' panel's '''X''' button (to ensure that all of your QSOs are present in the '''Log Page Display''')  1. on the '''Main''' window's '''Log QSOs''' tab,
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 1. using the DXKeeper's '''Main''' window's '''Export''' tab, create a standard ADIF file containing all QSOs in your current log (the one containing duplicates)    a. click the '''Filter''' panel's '''X''' button (to ensure that all of your QSOs are present in the '''Log Page Display''')
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  a. set the '''Options''' panel to '''Export standard ADIF'''    a. click the '''Adv''' button to display the '''Advanced Filters, Sorts, and Modifiers''' window
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  a. check the '''export QTH definitions''' box
 
  a. click the '''Start''' button, and specify a file into which your log's QSOs will be saved
 1. in the '''Advanced Filters, Sorts, and Modifiers''' window's '''Duplicates''' panel, click the '''Filter''' button
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 1. on the '''Config''' window's '''Log''' tab in the '''Log file''' panel, specify the name of a non-existent log file for DXKeeper to create -- ideally in the same folder in which your current log file resides -- and then click the '''Create''' button  1. if you don't care about choosing which of a pair of identical QSOs to delete, then on the '''Main'''window's '''Log QSOs''' tab, depress the '''CTRL''' key while clicking the '''Delete''' button
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  * for instance, if your current log resides in C:\Program Files\DXLab Suite\DXKeeper\Logs\AA6YQ.mdb then create a new log file whose pathname is C:\Program Files\DXLab Suite\DXKeeper\Logs\AA6YQ_no_duplicates.mdb  1. if you'd prefer to select which of a pair of identical QSOs to delete, possibly moving information (e.g. from ''Name'' or ''Address'' items) from one QSO to the other before deleting QSOs, then
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 1. on the '''Main''' window's '''Import''' tab   a.  on the Main window's '''Log QSOs''' tab,
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  a. in the '''ADIF style options''' panel, select '''standard ADIF'''      * click the Filter panel's '''X''' button to remove all Log Page Display filtering
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  a. in the '''Duplicate checking''' panel, check the '''check duplicates on import''' box, and set the '''range''' to +/- 0 minutes so that only exact duplicates are removed (unless you have duplicates whose times don't match exacty, in which case set the range appropriately)
 
  a. uncheck all other boxes
     * set the '''Sort''' panel to '''UTC'''
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  a. click the '''Start''' button, and select the ADIF file you exported in step 3c; each imported QSO is checked against each QSO in your log before importing it, so this step might take awhile if your log contains a lot of QSOs (but its much faster than deleting the duplicates by hand)   a. if the ''APP_DXKEEPER_SELECT'' item is not visible in the Log Page Display, add a column for this item using the table in the '''Log Page Display''' panel on the '''Configuration''' window's '''Log''' tab
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 1. Carefully inspect the QSOs in the '''Log Page Display''' to verify that the duplicates have been eliminated; if you're satisfied, then   a. review the QSOs in the Log Page Display, setting or clearing the '''Select''' items of those QSOs you do or don't wish to have deleted; double-clicking a QSO to filter the Log Page Display to show only QSOs with that same callsign can be helpful when performing this review.
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  a. on the '''Config''' window's '''Log''' tab, click the '''Log file''' panel's '''Open''' button, and open your original log file (the one that contained duplicate QSOs)   a. on the Main window's '''Log QSOs''' tab,
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  a. terminate DXKeeper      * click the Filter panel's '''Sel''' button, and verify that the QSOs now visible in the Log Page Display are the ones you wish to delete
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  a. using Windows Explorer, navigate to the folder containing your original      * depress the '''CTRL''' key while clicking the '''Delete''' button


Removing Duplicate QSOs from the Currently Open Log

  1. on the Config window's Log tab, click the Log panel's Backup button (to make a backup copy of your log in case you don't like the results of this procedure)

  2. on the Main window's Log QSOs tab,

    1. click the Filter panel's X button (to ensure that all of your QSOs are present in the Log Page Display)

    2. click the Adv button to display the Advanced Filters, Sorts, and Modifiers window

  3. in the Advanced Filters, Sorts, and Modifiers window's Duplicates panel, click the Filter button

  4. if you don't care about choosing which of a pair of identical QSOs to delete, then on the Mainwindow's Log QSOs tab, depress the CTRL key while clicking the Delete button

  5. if you'd prefer to select which of a pair of identical QSOs to delete, possibly moving information (e.g. from Name or Address items) from one QSO to the other before deleting QSOs, then

    1. on the Main window's Log QSOs tab,

      • click the Filter panel's X button to remove all Log Page Display filtering

      • set the Sort panel to UTC

    2. if the APP_DXKEEPER_SELECT item is not visible in the Log Page Display, add a column for this item using the table in the Log Page Display panel on the Configuration window's Log tab

    3. review the QSOs in the Log Page Display, setting or clearing the Select items of those QSOs you do or don't wish to have deleted; double-clicking a QSO to filter the Log Page Display to show only QSOs with that same callsign can be helpful when performing this review.

    4. on the Main window's Log QSOs tab,

      • click the Filter panel's Sel button, and verify that the QSOs now visible in the Log Page Display are the ones you wish to delete

      • depress the CTRL key while clicking the Delete button


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