Excel partial match

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machoman4lyf Posts 4 Registration date Sunday March 18, 2018 Status Member Last seen April 13, 2018 - Updated on Mar 18, 2018 at 12:26 PM
machoman4lyf Posts 4 Registration date Sunday March 18, 2018 Status Member Last seen April 13, 2018 - Mar 25, 2018 at 08:54 AM
Hello,

Hello,


I have a small query related to Excel Search function. Suppose I need to search the below data in target cell which has some errors , but a partial match of data is being accepted. Which function can we use as I have tried Match & Vlookup it only searches for exact data. Is there any function for partial match of data available ???





Regards


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Mazzaropi Posts 1980 Registration date Monday August 16, 2010 Status Contributor Last seen December 22, 2022 146
Mar 18, 2018 at 04:11 PM
machoman4lyf, Good afternoon.

Please, next time attach your Excel file not an image.
It's better for all of us to help you.

Suppose:
Your table is at D1:E6
Your column A the values to be searched.
Column B the value found as result.

Try to use:
B1 --> Formula -->
=IF(A1="","",IFERROR(VLOOKUP("*" & A1 & "*",$D$1:$E$6,2,FALSE),"-- NOT FOUND --"))

I did a little example for you:
https://www.sendspace.com/file/isezwv

Is that what you want?
I hope it helps.
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Belo Horizonte, MG - Brasil.
Marcílio Lobão
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machoman4lyf Posts 4 Registration date Sunday March 18, 2018 Status Member Last seen April 13, 2018
Mar 18, 2018 at 10:41 PM
HI Marcílio Lobão ,

Thanks a lot for your valuable reply

Please find the attached excel file, i am getting error for A3, A4, A8, A9 where data match is available.

Please guide

https://www.sendspace.com/file/ah00x5

Regards
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vcoolio Posts 1362 Registration date Thursday July 24, 2014 Status Moderator Last seen September 29, 2022 252
Mar 19, 2018 at 08:14 AM
Good evening Marcilio,

Sadly, your time has been wasted on this thread:-

https://www.excelforum.com/excel-general/1224481-excel-partial-match-query.html

Cheerio,
vcoolio.
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machoman4lyf Posts 4 Registration date Sunday March 18, 2018 Status Member Last seen April 13, 2018
Mar 25, 2018 at 08:54 AM
thanks marcillio & Mazzaropi .

Sorry for the late reply, the query has been addressed
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Mazzaropi Posts 1980 Registration date Monday August 16, 2010 Status Contributor Last seen December 22, 2022 146
Mar 19, 2018 at 10:23 AM
vcoolio, Good morning.

Thank you very much for the warning.

Unfortunately the users just arrived at the forum do not use a few minutes even to read the rules of courtesy and ethics of use of the forum.

In the anxiety to get immediate answers they pose the same questions at the same time in various Excel forums.
So several people spend time trying to help on the same subject.

It is a waste of effort and knowledge received gratuitously that becomes useless.
Often users even come back to say they've solved the issues elsewhere.

Have a great day with lots of health and a very productive week.

Greetings from Brazil !
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Belo Horizonte, MG - Brasil.
Marcílio Lobão
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vcoolio Posts 1362 Registration date Thursday July 24, 2014 Status Moderator Last seen September 29, 2022 252
Mar 20, 2018 at 08:15 AM
Good day Marcilio,

Forum Expert Leelnich over at Excel Forum acknowledged your contribution. I've asked the OP to at least acknowledge your contribution as it was your formula that did the trick anyway.

Cheerio,
vcoolio.
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