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Why is my Duplicate Rule not firing?

Knowledge Article Number 000212293
Description Under Duplicate Management, I have created a Duplicate Rule on Accounts which uses the Standard Account Matching Rule.  When I try to save a duplicate account, my duplicate rule does not appear to be firing; I am able to save the record even though another account with the same Account Name exists.
Resolution Duplicate records are identified by the fields specified within the Matching Rule.  When using a Standard Matching Rule, in order for the rule to return matches accurately, the new or edited record must include a value in the Account Name AND either the City or ZIP fields.

In order to match duplicate records based solely on the name field, simply create a custom Matching Rule and associate this to your Duplicate Rule.

For more information regarding Standard Matching Rules, see Standard Account Matching Rule

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