Adjust exclusion database settings

The exclusion database that is configured on the Database Locator Properties window is not affected by any of the other settings on that same window. It also has a minimum confidence of 80% that you cannot modify. This confidence is not related to the "Minimum confidence" configured in the Database Locator itself.

If you need to increase the chance of reaching the 80% confidence threshold, it is possible to manipulate how the confidence is calculated. You can do this by selecting or clearing specific fields in the exclusion database properties by following these steps:

  1. On the Project tab, in the Configuration group, select Project Settings Project Settings icon.
  2. Click on the Databases tab.
    A list of databases used in your project is displayed.
  3. Locate your exclusion database in the list and click Properties Properties icon.
    The properties window for the selected database is displayed.
  4. In the Field Names panel, clear any fields that are not needed. Similarly, select any fields that are required.
    When searching for a specific vendor address, clear fields that do not help narrow the results. This includes fields that do not appear on the document, or those that are not relevant. For example, if all of your vendors are in the same country, the "Country" field can be cleared. Similarly, if your exclusion database includes ID fields or customer numbers that do not appear on the printed document, clear these fields as well. Clearing fields that contain irrelevant data can increase the confidence of a match, ensuring that your exclusion database performs more effectively.
  5. Click OK.
    The database properties window closes.