I am trying to import patient data using data import tool. The system is rejecting many enteries marking them as ‘duplicate’ with this error message -
" Duplicate Name
Customer already exists
When I manually enter a patient data with same name the system appends 1 to the new patient name. This cannot be done using data import tool.
I’m sharing a sample data for reference. I have given unique ID to every patient still the system rejects entries with same names.
It is possible that 2 or more than 2 people can have sample names.
Basically every patient is linked to a customer. If you have deleted the patient record then the customer linked to the patient record is not deleted automatically. So you can delete all the customers first and then import the patient data without ID.
ID is mandatory but when importing records you need not mention it. The system will automatically create it based on naming series or patient name depending on the settings in Healthcare Settings.
Have you checked if you are using Naming Series or Patient Name as the id? Likewise with the Customer. If using Patient Name, there is the chance that the name is duplicated. If using Naming Series, the index field id/name will be unique.
In any case, when importing new records, you should leave the id field empty
Hi, It’s good practice to have a naming series to each of the Patients, as it is mandatory to generate one ID for each patient. You can simply search for “Healthcare Settings” and change the “Patient Name Bt” field to Naming Series. Then it will work.