March 2001

Duplicate Checking During Recipe Import

We recommend that you turn off NYC’s dupe check during imports of a large number of recipes, and that you leave it on when importing a small number of recipes.  Here is why:


When a large number of recipes is imported into a large cookbook, duplicate checking during import can slow down the import significantly.  This occurs because every imported recipe must be checked against every recipe already in the cookbook. 


Alternatively, we suggest you turn off NYC’s dupe check during import, do the big import, then use the Dupe Check button on the recipe selection window to clean out duplicates AFTER the import.  The Dupe Check button is more powerful than the dupe check during import – the Dupe Check button checks more than just the name (i.e., ingredients), so it won’t delete a like-named recipe that has different ingredients.

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