MatchGrade: Why a Record Is Matched
As part of the process of matching a customer input record, a qualitative evaluation is assigned for each component (attributes used for match) to create a MatchGrade pattern.
Each potential match receives a MatchGrade. A MatchGrade pattern is a string which explains “why” a record was matched. Dun & Bradstreet uses seven key fields for account matching which cover company name, address and phone number. For each field, a letter is issued indicating if the values were a match, partial match, non-match, or not evaluated.
- (A) Should be considered same
- (B) Some similarity:
- (F) Should be considered not same:
- (Z) Missing information to conclude:
The MatchGrade provides qualitative assessment between the comparable fields of inquiry & reference info.
|(A) Should be considered same||ABC Glamor Consulting vs ABC Glamour Consulting|
|(B) Some similarity||ABC Glamor Consulting vs. ABC Glamour|
|(F) Should be considered not same||ABC Glamor Consulting vs Armonk Utility Co.|
|(Z) Missing information to conclude||One or both are blank or not used|
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