Feature request: Detect / prevent duplicate reference numbers

When I’m creating bulk declarations or other entries, I usually have some unique identifier, which I fill in the “Reference” field / column.
When I’m copy/pasting things from my creditcard statements → manager, I sometimes need to do a month twice, as I had to import an incomplete month bc of tax filings.

To prevent duplicates, and make it easier by simply being able to just paste everything everytime, I’d like manager to detect pre-existing reference numbers.

In the confirmation screen (which actually needs some updates for UUID fields like expense payer, but that’s another story), I’d be great if existing reference numbers would be marked, and if there was an option to unselect them using checkboxes (and a button to simply uncheck all duplicates).

Another way to fix this, would be to have a button to find duplicate entries in the expense claims screens as a search option. Then I could simply use the bulk delete for duplicates.

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Manager already has duplicate detection capabilities for imported bank statements. Is there a reason you are not importing your credit card statement this way?

Because the bank account is not my company’s bankaccount. The bank accounts are being imported properly.
These transactions are expense claims by a private cc.

Correct but that is not to OP topic

I agree that would require a new program feature

I agree that is probably the easiest way for Manager to Manage the possibility of duplicate reference numbers. As it is covers their generation from any source and could be applied where ever reference numbers are used.

I’ve put this into ideas.

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It maybe sensible to change the thread title to something like:
“Detect / prevent duplicate reference numbers”

As a solution applicable to areas beyond batch create of expense claims is probably desirable.

Finding duplicates would also address these threads. Looking at them I wonder if having this as a search option in custom reports maybe the most efficient.

Perhaps a modification of the existing Inventory Items duplication feature could be adapted
0 Invent Duplicates

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Yes, finding out you have a duplicate after you have created it is not has good as identifying it right at the beginning. The same way the codes come up when you type in a sales quote, the items could come up when you type in the code for a new inventory item?