There’s a lot to love: new Golden Record features

We have a robust list of features planned for the year ahead. Here are some of the latest updates to Golden Record, and a preview what’s on the way.

Important things you can’t see

We’ve made lots of security and performance upgrades behind the scenes. Many are laying the ground for full HIPAA compliance, which we expect to achieve by mid 2023.

Cool things you can see and use

  • New way to view how your records tie to each other: We now give you a way to see all the data for a single item (usually a person), including its values from all of your sources. This allows you to do things like compare the email addresses stored for a person in each of your sources.
  • New derived columns for viewing and matching data: We’ve just expanded our library of derived columns to include the following columns that are really helpful in data cleansing, matching, and deduplication. These have been requested by most of the data professionals we’ve interviewed over the past few years.
    • Only numbers: Sometimes, a phone number has parentheses and hyphens. Sometimes it has periods. Sometimes it has just numbers. So, how do you match phone numbers from different systems, each with its own format? Our new only numbers function allows you to remove all characters that aren’t numbers, which makes things like phone numbers and social security numbers way more matchable!
    • Only letters: Just like our only numbers derived column, but our new only letters derived column delivers just the letters from a field.
    • Only letters and numbers and nothing else: Sometimes you want to remove dollar signs, ampersands, hyphens, colons, semicolons, etc. from a field, leaving you with just the letters and numbers in that field. Our new remove non alphas derived column does just that.

Coming soon

Right now, we’re now hard at work on our most requested feature—delivering a true golden record. A golden record is a single record with the “best” values for each unique person (or other item) in your data. Imagine tying together data from 15 sources and coming up with one record that contains the single best first name, a single best email address, a single best phone number…. Today we can tell you how many unique items you have across your data sets and how they relate to each other, soon we’ll be able to show you a best view for each of them!