Correcting Errors Online
To correct errors, you may need to add, delete, and/or edit records. We'll briefly discuss adding and deleting records, and then focus on making online corrections.

Only one user at a time can make corrections in MIRCal.

Do not submit a data file after making corrections online. Submitting a file will overwrite all of the record additions, deletions, and corrections you've made online.

Adding Records
Adding records may resolve certain types of errors (or create new ones).

To add records online, use the Add Records function under Correction in the Main Menu. You'll use the same form and follow the same process that we discussed in Lesson 2 for entering records online through Web Entry.

If you used Web Entry to enter your records manually, you can continue to use Web Entry to add records. MIRCal stores all your records in one group, regardless of whether you use the Manual Record Entry or Add Records function to enter them.

Deleting Records
Deleting records may resolve certain types of errors (or create new ones).

In our scenario, Jane determined that 16 records were duplicates and need to be deleted. To delete these records in MIRCal, Jane will use the Search Record function.

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