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Ramesh VaratharajRamesh Varatharaj 

duplicate account records while lead conversion

Hi Team, need your suggestion on handling duplicate accounts created while lead conversion. Is there a way we can block account creation if the account name already exist in our account table, while lead conversion. I have the standard duplicate management rule configured in Salesforce. For some reasons it is not working while converting a lead. 
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Head In CloudHead In Cloud
Hi,
If your organization does not have the “Require Validation for Converted Leads” setting enabled, duplicate rules do not run. The user will be allowed to save the record without seeing an alert or list of duplicates.
For all organizations running duplicate rules on leads, the associated matching rule does not compare converted leads; therefore, converted leads will never be returned as possible duplicates for leads.
To enable or disable this feature please use the following path in your organization:
Setup | Customize | Leads | Leads Settings | Edit | Check or Uncheck "Require Validation for Converted Leads" | Click Save

Thanks

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Pritam ShekhawatPritam Shekhawat
Using duplicate Management rule you can do this. Take a look here Avoid Duplicate Contacts and Accounts when Converting Leads (http://releasenotes.docs.salesforce.com/en-us/spring15/release-notes/rn_sales_lead_convert.htm)   

You can create a custom unique field on both lead and account and then map that field to account while converting leads. So it will not allow you to save the duplicate account.
Take a look here  
Why do my Duplicate Rules not run when converting Leads? (http://help.salesforce.com/HTViewSolution?id=000204497)
Head In CloudHead In Cloud
Hi,
If your organization does not have the “Require Validation for Converted Leads” setting enabled, duplicate rules do not run. The user will be allowed to save the record without seeing an alert or list of duplicates.
For all organizations running duplicate rules on leads, the associated matching rule does not compare converted leads; therefore, converted leads will never be returned as possible duplicates for leads.
To enable or disable this feature please use the following path in your organization:
Setup | Customize | Leads | Leads Settings | Edit | Check or Uncheck "Require Validation for Converted Leads" | Click Save

Thanks
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Ramesh VaratharajRamesh Varatharaj
thanks guys...i found this in the help document. I have raised a support ticket to enable the API lead convert option.