Date:    Fri, 30 Mar 2012 00:09:07 +0000
From:    Peter Noerr <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: Re: presenting merged records?

> More user friendly is 4) Mark all duplicates and hide them in a sub-list 
attached to the "head" record. 
> This gets them out of the main display, but allows the user who is 
interested in that "record" to expand 
> the list and see the variants. This could be of use to you.

This is the solution that occurred to me when considering Graham's 
question(s). Good to know that it's worked well for you. Do you show 
anything at all about the hidden records along with the expand control 
(e.g., those pesky dates Graham mentioned, which will be key in lots of 
applications)? Or does the one "head" record stand as the proxy for all in 
the default display?

> Since no-one else seems interested in this topic, you could email me off 

Others may well be listening, if not responding. Just a thought . . .