You can fine-tune this under Keep/merge/delete settings for duplicates.
In a group of duplicate units, one will always become the 'master' unit. You can decide what happens to the other units in the group:
•Merge extra details from them into the master entry
•Keep them, so the duplicate remains
You can make your choice for each group when you're back in the translation memory editor.
First, memoQ needs to decide which unit is the master in the group. Choose one from the Choose master entry based on list: User, Higher role, More recent, Fewer tags. For example, your master entry will be one that was added by a certain user. Normally, memoQ follows this logic:
(1)The master unit will be the one that comes from a preferred user.
(2)If there is not one unit with a preferred user: Choose the one that was confirmed in the higher role. For example, Reviewer 2 is higher than Translator, and Translator is higher than a unit with no role. In fact, you can make the units with no role the highest ones: To do that, check the Prefer entries with no role check box.
(3)If there is not one entry that has the highest role: Choose the most recent one.
(4)If there are several entries from the same time: Choose the one that has fewer tags in the source and the target segment.
You can change the order of these. Click a condition, and click the Move up or the Move down button.
In the Users list, you can list the preferred users. These will be senior people - reviewers -, who regularly confirms segments in the Reviewer 1 or the Reviewer 2 role. To add a preferred user, click Add. To remove a user from the list: Click the name of the user. Click Remove.
You can add unpreferred users, too. If you have a list of unpreferred users, other users will be preferred to them. For example, if the duplicate group has four entries from unpreferred users, and one from a user who's not on the list, memoQ will choose this fifth one as the master unit.
Then, choose what happens to those unit that are merged into the master unit.
•For duplicates not automatically selected as master: Either click Mark for deletion or Mark for merging. Normally, memoQ marks the non-master units for merging into the master unit.
Don't choose Mark for deletion unless you are absolutely sure that the duplicate entries are completely identical, same segments, same tags, same context, same fields. In all other cases, you should choose Mark for merging. Otherwise you'll lose information from the translation memory.
•Last modifying user/date for merged entries: Choose if the modification date and the last modifying user should come from the master unit - or from the current editing session. Either click Keep from master entry or Use current user/date. You can't keep dates and users from the non-master (merged) units.
•Text metadata values from merged entries: If the metadata fields have conflicting contents in the master unit and in the non-master (merged entries), choose what should happen. You can use the value from the master unit, or you can use all of them, appended together with commas. For the former, click Keep from master entry. For the latter, click Concatenate using commas.