Batch Editing is capable of changing thousands of records with a few mouse clicks. It is important to have a basic understanding of core Specify data table relationships before using it. Once changes are reviewed and applied, they become permanent. Specify does not save a copy of original data that has been changed. With the power to alter large numbers of records easily, a small, inadvertent editing mistake could have unexpected consequences and make a large number of your Specify records incorrect and unusable. A very smart risk avoidance strategy would be to create a fresh backup copy of your database before Batch Editing, in case the backup copy is needed to restore your database.