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How do I enable record updates?
How do I enable record updates?

Enabling record updates lets Kapiche update existing records with new data.

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Written by Kris Rogers
Updated over a week ago

Why would I want record updates?

There are many different types of data sources you might use where records can be updated after they have been created. For example:

  • Some surveys may be submitted when partially completed and then resubmitted when updated later

  • Online reviews and app reviews can often be edited after they have been posted

  • Your data warehouse may have had new demographic data joined to existing customer feedback records

In all of these cases, by specifying a unique ID, Kapiche is able to detect if the record already exists in a project and update its data. This means that you would be able to re-upload the updated data or have it automatically ingested via an integration for the most up-to-date representation in Kapiche.

Selecting a unique ID

Kapiche allows you to specify unique ID fields when defining the Schema on Project creation.

If your data doesn't contain a unique ID field you could combine multiple different fields to produce a unique combination (e.g. with Survey data you can combine Survey ID and Respondent ID together to provide you with a reliable unique ID).

Checking a project's unique ID

When visiting the settings page for a project, you can expand the unique ID fields section to see which columns (if any) are being used to form a unique ID.
​Note: The unique ID needs to be set when the Project is first created as it cannot be changed later.

Questions? πŸ€”

If you have any questions about configuring Record Updates (or anything else!) you can get in touch with us any time by hitting the blue chat button to your right πŸ‘‰

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