Check aliases is searched before any other criteria are tested:
  • For individuals: First name and last name are compared with Alias. Any constituent with any alias that matches any other constituent's first or last name will be returned as a duplicate; also, if a constituent's first or last name is contained within another record's alias, it will be returned as a duplicate.  For example, if one record has first name T and last name Smith, and another record has the alias Tony, it will be returned as a duplicate.

  • For organizations:  The organization name is compared with the alias. Any organization with any alias that matches any other organization's name will be returned as a duplicate; also, if an organization's name is contained within another record's alias, it will be returned as a duplicate.  For example, if an organization has the name IFC and another organization has the alias IFCA, it will be returned as a duplicate.