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What happens, technically, when confirming a SmartMatch?
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Can anyone from the staff, please, explain what technically happens when a match is confirmed. That is:

I get a list of trees on the net with matches to mine, how I really don't care.

So I look at one matching tree and find that ALL suggested matches are OK. I press the "coinfirm all" and get a new box where I have to confirm the matches once again.

NOw the questions: 

1. What happens in my and the matchning tree on YOUR SERVER?

2. What happens in my tree ON MY PC on my desk? 

3. When I see the GREEN symbol on a record I know it's a match but are ALL the confirmed records ON MY PC updated with that match symbol if I confirm them with the "confirm all" or are they only updated if I confirm ONE match at a time?

4. How does other persons confirmations affect MY tree on the SERVER?


the Swede in Spain 

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RE: What happens, technically, when confirming a SmartMatch?
Aviv Ben-Arie
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Hi Jack,

Thank you for writing to us.

First, it is important to note that there is a difference between Smart Matches in the site and in the Family Tree Builder. They are not connected, so that if you confirm a Match in the site it is not confirmed automatically in the program as well. We do plan to improve this in the next versions of the program which will better synchronize with the site.

After you confirm a match, you can copy the information from the matching tree if you are working in the program. Also, if you confirm a match in the program you can add the matching tree as a source. If another person confirms a match with your tree, you will receive an email requesting you to review the match and confirm or reject it in the site.



MyHeritage.com Team  

Aviv Ben-Arie
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