Advantages of Merging Personal Data
There are many possible advantages of merging personal data to universe data, including the ability to do the following:
- Supplement universe data with additional, pertinent information from a personal data source.
- Make some data more meaningful by presenting it in a single table or report.
- Merge common objects from queries on different data sources into a single object.
Synchronize the data from the universe and the local data provider, just like when you combine data from separate universes. Use Merge to select common objects from queries on different data sources and merge them into a single object.
Remember that the objects must be the same data type and retrieve semantically related data in order for them to qualify as merged.