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New Plate Decoder Allows Duplicate VIN

Re: New Plate Decoder Allows Duplicate VIN

Postby Johnny5 » Wed Jun 08, 2016 1:31 pm

I just came from a development planning meeting and discussed this issue. We are fixing it, I don't have a timeline but will fit it in to an already full schedule. Try using F3 to search for duplicates.
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Re: New Plate Decoder Allows Duplicate VIN

Postby ricmorin » Wed Jun 08, 2016 1:54 pm

Thanks JD. Trying to NOT use it until it is repaired, but I love this feature soo much it's hard to resist. :roll:
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Re: New Plate Decoder Allows Duplicate VIN

Postby sbcauto » Fri Jun 17, 2016 6:42 am

Will This Feature Work In Canada, If Not Are We Working On It?
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Re: New Plate Decoder Allows Duplicate VIN

Postby timbre4 » Fri Jun 17, 2016 7:09 am

sbcauto wrote:Will This Feature Work In Canada, If Not Are We Working On It?
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This feature does not work in Canada; stay tuned
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Re: New Plate Decoder Allows Duplicate VIN

Postby carrieswanlund » Tue Dec 27, 2016 12:28 pm

ricmorin wrote:Thanks JD. Trying to NOT use it until it is repaired, but I love this feature soo much it's hard to resist. :roll:



I feel the same way. I just spoke to Mitchel Support again about it and they said NOT to use it.... I really, really love this feature. But..............it does not catch the duplicate VIN. License plates change ALL the time in Washington too. Dear Mitchel: Please link these somehow. Please??!
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Re: New Plate Decoder Allows Duplicate VIN

Postby ricmorin » Tue Dec 27, 2016 12:43 pm

I do a lot of work for used car dealers. It's not uncommon for me to service a car before it's sold (no plate) and then have it come in later after it's sold (with a plate). Last week I had three cars that were plated from them. I had seen all three before. If I had decoded by plate I would now have three duplicates.
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Re: New Plate Decoder Allows Duplicate VIN

Postby carrieswanlund » Tue Dec 27, 2016 12:48 pm

Johnny5 wrote:I just came from a development planning meeting and discussed this issue. We are fixing it, I don't have a timeline but will fit it in to an already full schedule. Try using F3 to search for duplicates.


I am not sure how that works. If you enter the new license plate # with the F3 it tells you it has not been in before. You would have to enter the VIN. Am I missing a step?
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Re: New Plate Decoder Allows Duplicate VIN

Postby ricmorin » Tue Dec 27, 2016 1:22 pm

That's exactly it. Bottom line is you'll need to enter the VIN to search for duplicates. You don't need F3 to accomplish that, really. If I try to enter a duplicate VIN directly in that field I get the duplication warning.

My approach is this: unless I'm absolutely sure a vehicle has never been to my shop, I do not decode the plate. (until it's fixed) :shock:
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Re: New Plate Decoder Allows Duplicate VIN

Postby sbebenelli » Tue Dec 27, 2016 2:49 pm

Is this problem close to being fixed?
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Re: New Plate Decoder Allows Duplicate VIN

Postby ricmorin » Tue Dec 27, 2016 3:48 pm

I know they have a lot on their plate right now with the new truck implementation. Some scheduler changes are due soon. I haven't heard anything on the plate decoder, though. From experience I know that what appears an easy fix from our side often poses huge hurdles on the side with all the zeroes and ones. :(
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Re: New Plate Decoder Allows Duplicate VIN

Postby Johnny5 » Wed Dec 28, 2016 11:57 am

Allowing duplicate vins will be fixed in 7.2 due early part of 2017. I thought about finding duplicate VIN, there is no report for that. I can build it... what should be on the report?
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Re: New Plate Decoder Allows Duplicate VIN

Postby ricmorin » Wed Dec 28, 2016 1:47 pm

The vehicle and owner details.

Too bad there is no way to merge vehicles.
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