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EndNote - Desktop version: What is a Filter?

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What is a Filter?

The import filters provide a wide range of import options. A filter is selected during the import process to show EndNote exactly how to interpret the information in your data file (the records downloaded or saved from an online database). A filter does this by mapping the information in each downloaded reference to the corresponding fields in EndNote.

Because each database offered by the various information providers has its own way to organize reference data, there needs to be a different filter for each database. Each filter provided with EndNote has been configured to import data files from a specific database offered by a single information provider. You can easily modify any of the supplied filters or create a new filter to import from other databases.

-- from EndNote X4 Manual p.287

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