First, prepare your data for linkage by specifying standardization rules for each field. LinkSolv includes several built-in methods for standardizing names, addresses, dates, times, locations, E-codes, etc. In addition, you can add custom methods written in Visual Basic.
Next, specify which fields to compare in order to select candidate record pairs and calculate the probability that each candidate pair is a true link. LinkSolv includes several built-in methods for comparing field values that agree within a tolerance such as days between dates, minutes between times, miles between locations, etc.
Finally, validate your linkage results. LinkSolv includes several tools for reviewing and analyzing linkage results in order to confirm their accuracy.