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Duplicate References

Some records you create can be referenced by others. A record can be referenced if you see at least one field with a "Generate Key" button. The purpose of having these fields is to uniquely identify the record. You can type in your own key value or you can press "Generate Key" and get Pedro to provide you with a unique key.

In rare cases, a record may have more than one reference field. Each of the identifier values will uniquely identify the record. However, Pedro will use the first identifier value it encounters.

Unique identifiers are supposed to be unique with respect to all other identifier values used in the document. When Pedro writes data out to a file, it writes out these values to indicate that one record points to another. If there are two identifiers with the same value, Pedro will get confused when it tries to read the file.

Duplicate references can arise under the following circumstances: