The MOST_DATA rule selects the row that has the highest character count.
The following table displays a sample cluster and indicates the preferred record for the cluster based on the MOST_DATA rule:
||Row-level preferred record
||John Jr Smith
The MOST_DATA rule selects the second row as the preferred record because it contains the highest character count compared with other rows.
Use the following format to configure a MOST_DATA rule:
<RowRule name="<Rule name>" rule="MOST_DATA" order="<Execution order>"/>
The format uses the following parameters:
- Rule name
- Unique name for the rule.
- Execution order
- Optional. Order of execution for the rule. Use an integer value for the order of execution. If you do not specify the execution order, the consolidation process runs the rule based on the sequence of rules listed in the consolidation rules file. If you specify the execution order for a rule, you must specify the execution order for other rules.
The following sample uses the MOST_DATA rule:
<RowRule name="rowlevel1" rule="MOST_DATA" order="1" />