Global Redactions

Logikcull's new global redaction feature provides users with a powerful tool to transform their redaction process.

Sophia Ho avatar
Written by Sophia Ho
Updated over a week ago

*This is a premium feature available only to subscription customers. Please reach out to your account representative to request for the Global Redaction feature to be enabled for your account.

Whether you're working in a law firm, in-house legal team, or simply need to redact sensitive information, Logikcull's global redaction feature is a game-changer that will streamline your workflow and boost your productivity.

With the release of Global Redactions, you can now redact multiple documents across your entire Project at once.  How?

Easy.  It works like the other Bulk Actions available on Logikcull.  Just hit the new "Redact" option located at the bottom of your filter carousel next to the other available Bulk Actions:

Read on to learn how you can start taking advantage of this powerful feature to redact sensitive information like email addresses, medical record numbers, social security numbers, etc.

How to Apply Global Redactions:

1. Under the Search tab, run a search to populate the documents you wish to redact in your Search view.  Use the Bulk Actions drop-down to Select the pool of documents to redact (or alternatively, manually check boxes for the applicable documents), and the Bulk Redact summary screen will appear.

2. Enter the keywords, terms, phrases (NOT enclosed in quotation marks), and/or wildcard characters you wish to redact. 

Hit 'enter' after each redaction term. The Documents Count column will populate on the right with the number of documents containing the redaction term within your selected document pool.

Not only can you redact on keywords and phrases across your entire project, Logikcull can redact on wildcard searches as well.  You can use this capability to redact PII, such as phone numbers, social security numbers, birthdates, medical record numbers, and more.

  • * = open-ended character wildcard

  • ? = single-character wildcard

3. Select between black or white redactions by clicking the box in the Color field.

3. (Optional) Select a Redaction Label from the drop-down to include a text overlay atop the redactions. You can create a custom redaction label by selecting "Manage Redaction Labels" from the drop-down options.

4. Click Add Redactions to finish the processLogikcull will redact your documents in the background while you focus on other tasks.

You can track the status of Global Redactions through the progress bar that appears at the bottom of the filter carousel.

How to Delete Global Redactions

The process to delete global redactions is the same you'd follow to apply them, except for the last step: After entering the keyword, term, phrase, or wildcard that you wish to delete redactions for, select "Remove Redactions":

⚠️ Note that the 'Remove Redactions' function will only work for redactions which were applied via the Global Redaction feature and unmodified thereafter.  Redactions that were individually applied via our Draw-to-Select or Text Selection tool will not be captured for deletion.  Redactions that were tweaked, moved, re-shaped, or in any way modified after global redaction will not be captured for deletion.

Delete Redactions in Document Viewer

You can always select the "X" in the Doc Viewer to delete each individual redaction:

Or select "Delete All Redactions" on the document by clicking the three-dot-kebab in the right-pane Redactions field within the document viewer:


Q: Can I use wildcards in the query for global bulk redactions?

You certainly can!  We support single-character and open-ended character wildcards (i.e., question marks and asterisks, respectively) for bulk redactions, such as the following:

  • Logi?cull

  • L*cull

  • *

  • ???-???-????

Q: Is there a limit to how many terms can be redacted in a single global redaction event?

There is a limit of 20 terms per global-redaction event. However, the user experience may start to decline if too many terms are run across a large set of documents. Use your best judgment in reducing the number of terms run per event if you have a larger data set. 

Q: What characters are not supported in global redactions?

The following characters are currently not allowed in bulk redactions:


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