DC Job Overview

Last published at: 2024-03-28 08:23:49 UTC

The DC Job Overview page shows you all running and finished Duplicate Check Jobs‍. Check the status of currently running and finished jobs, view and export job results, automatically or manually merge or convert job results, and more. And of course start a new DC Job to find duplicate records.


New DC Job page design

Still a bit unfamiliar with the new DC Job Overview page design? Have a look at the New DC Job Overview page, to find out more about the differences between the old and the new DC Job page.

The DC Job Overview page

To go to the DC Job Overview page, open the DC Job tab.


At the top of the DC Job Overview page you'll find information and buttons that apply to all jobs.
From left to right:

The Job Overview header with the dropdown menu folded open, to switch between list views At top left, click the Down arrow next to the Job Overview header to switch between the overview of single jobs and the Scheduled Job Overview‍.
example of job overview statistics, like Total Jobs, Average Score, Total number of Groups, etc. The statistics show the numbers for all jobs together.
the Sort Jobs button Sort the job list by a field of your choice, in ascending or descending order.
the Delete Jobs button Bulk delete jobs to clear up space. Delete all jobs that meet specifications such as "created between a certain date range", "of a certain type", or "contains duplicate results" or not.
Scheduled jobs can be deactivated and deleted from the Scheduled Job Overview‍.
The Filter button highlighted in blue, meaning a filter is active Filter the listed jobs to only show certain jobs. A blue button means a filter is currently applied to the overview.
the New Job button Create a new DC Job or Scheduled Job to find duplicate records. Read more here‍.

Job Info

Once a DC Job is created, it appears in the job list. Individual runs of scheduled jobs are shown here as well.

  • In the header of each job, you find the Object it ran on, or Objects in the case of a Cross Object.
  • Next to the job name an icon might be shown. Hover over it to see more details. For example, a Filter icon indicates a filter was used in the job, and on hover you will see the filter specifics.
  • Each job shows its most important information, such as its task (e.g. Find Duplicates, Quick Merge), its start and end date, the user that started the job, its status (e.g. "Processing"), and a summary of the result.
  • If a job is processed further, for example some of its found duplicates are merged, a new line appears below, showing a summary for this.

"Holding" jobs

If you have a job that was set to run on DC Local  or Plauti Cloud , and its status stays at "Holding", this most likely means that the job wasn't started locally yet.
Open your DC Local app‍ or log in to your Plauti Cloud team‍, find the job in the job list there, and click Start Job.

In the case of "Holding" jobs set to run within Salesforce: your Salesforce org might be at its maximum amount of running apex jobs. As soon as a slot opens up, DC Job will start your job.

Further info and options

To find and process the job results, see extensive job information, and apply job options, use the buttons at the right of each job.

the View Results button View Results will open the DC Job Detail page‍, where all job results are shown to be processed further (merge, convert, share, apply a DAP action).

The counter in the button name represents the current number of unprocessed results, and will be recalculated after merging or discarding results. In older jobs, "View Results" might be greyed out if all results have been processed in the meantime. You can still view data about the initial results found under Info.

the Info button Info shows extensive job information, see below for an explanation.
the Job Options button Click Job Options for quick job actions, such as restart the job, start Auto Merge/Convert, or export the results. See below for an explanation.


The Info modal shows you everything you could want to know about a job. 

  • General Info: information such as the Job ID and Total Time Taken. "Processed By" shows where the job was executed: either within Salesforce, on DC Local, or on Plauti Cloud.
  • Selected Records shows the Object, the number of records in the job, and details about any filter used.
  • Applied Scenarios shows detailed information about the scenarios used in the job, like the fields, matching methods, weight and threshold, making it easier to analyze any unexpected results.
  • Duplicates Found shows a summary of the initial job results. Later on these results may have been processed further, so the current number may be less.
  • Unprocessed Results shows how many duplicate groups, pairs and records haven't been merged or converted yet.
  • The Merge or Convert Log shows an audit log of any processed results of this job. Hover over the i icon  at each line to see more details such as the record ID of the merged or converted records. The master record can be clicked to open it.

The Applied Scenarios tab of the Info modalJob Options

You can apply a number of actions to a job:

  • Restart: restart the job. The restarted job will appear as a new job in the list. It will run with the same configuration as the previous job, but if any scenarios, predefined filters etc used in the job were changed in the meantime, these will be applied in their most recent iteration.
  • Start Auto Merge or Auto Convert: Auto Merge‍ or Auto Convert‍ the job results.
  • Export Result: export the job results to a file via DC Local‍ or Plauti Cloud. A .csv file is created containing job data such as group numbers, pair IDs and scores, and record data that you can predefine. Read more here‍.
  • Share Job: Share DC Job results‍ via mail, tasks, or by sharing a direct link. Share an entire duplicate results list or a subset. This way you can grant access to a particular results list without having to grant the user access to all other duplicate check jobs.
  • Delete Job: delete the job to free up space. All unprocessed records will remain untouched.
    With the "Delete Jobs" option at the top of the Job Overview you can delete multiple jobs in one go.
    Single runs of scheduled jobs are deleted this way. To stop a scheduled job from running more jobs in the future, go to the Scheduled Job Overview‍ and deactivate or delete it there.