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3161027 - SGX import creates duplicates of dictionary entries


Imported a SGX file from Workspace A and to Workspace B.
I did not want that existing dictionary entries will be overwritten so I did not choose the option "Overwrite existing dictionary entries".
My process has new dictionary entries and also entries which exist on Workspace B.
After the import I found out that the existing entries have been duplicated to the dictionary in Workspace B.
I would have expected that the existing ones will be kept and the process and are linked to it. Like it has been on the Workspace A.
Now I have to merge all duplicate entries.

Is this to be expected and can this be improved?


The function works as designed.
The option "Import dictionary entries" really imports all dictionary entries of the exported diagram(s) independently if you already got the same entries in your workspace. By the way, it is an edge case that one workspace partially has the same dictionary entries as another one.
As an alternative for importing dictionary entries, I would recommend using the options of our dictionary Excel import.

Unfortunately, we do not have the option to import only non-existing dictionary entries via the SGX import.

As we understand the confusion, we will report that to our technical writing team to hopefully get them to improve at least the hint text of this option to avoid increased work when having to merge the duplicates as a result of the import.


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