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I have 2 files. I want to find exact zip code matches, and then find similar hospital names for those that have a zip code match, and then return a number from a different cell in the row.

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Excelchat Expert
28/12/2017 - 05:32

HI, It's pleasure to help you today:)

Excelchat Expert
28/12/2017 - 05:32

Please share me the sample details.

User
28/12/2017 - 05:33

What do you mean sample details?

Excelchat Expert
28/12/2017 - 05:34

Please provide me the sample files with the data to create formulas as per the requirement.

Excelchat Expert
28/12/2017 - 05:34

I hope, vlookup/ match+index functions to get the matching details.

User
28/12/2017 - 05:35

Ok, how do I best provide this to you?

Excelchat Expert
28/12/2017 - 05:36

Please attach in the chat window using paper clip icon.

User
28/12/2017 - 05:37

ok, they are big so I am just going to create some sample files real quick. Give me a minute

Excelchat Expert
28/12/2017 - 05:38

Sure. Please copy the data in the preview.

User
28/12/2017 - 05:42

I want to take the zip in the first file find exact matches and then find facility names that are close....and return the PP#

User
28/12/2017 - 05:42

make sense

Excelchat Expert
28/12/2017 - 05:43

Sure. I can use vlookup for that.

User
28/12/2017 - 05:43

but v look up wont work to find fuzzy matches will it?

User
28/12/2017 - 05:44

for the facility names

Excelchat Expert
28/12/2017 - 05:44

Based on the zip names?

User
28/12/2017 - 05:45

There are 2 criteria....I want zip codes that match and then for the zip codes that match I want facility names that are close...

User
28/12/2017 - 05:45

so in the example using row 3....

User
28/12/2017 - 05:45

the zip is the same so it would then look for the names that are close, but not exact, and return the PIP #

User
28/12/2017 - 05:46

row 4 has the same zip but the names are different so it should not return anything

Excelchat Expert
28/12/2017 - 05:47

Yes. It is giving an error, as it is not matching.

Excelchat Expert
28/12/2017 - 05:47

I can make it blank.

Excelchat Expert
28/12/2017 - 05:47

=iferror(VLOOKUP(D3,I:J,2,false),"")

Excelchat Expert
28/12/2017 - 05:48

Using iferror, if match is not found, then the result can be blank.

User
28/12/2017 - 05:48

is it only finding exact matches?

Excelchat Expert
28/12/2017 - 05:48

yes. That is right.

User
28/12/2017 - 05:48

I don't think you are following me

User
28/12/2017 - 05:49

I want to return fuzzy matches on the facility names if the zips are identical

Excelchat Expert
28/12/2017 - 05:50

What is meant by fuzzy match? Please show me the result in colmn for example?

User
28/12/2017 - 05:51

For example, in row 3. both sheets have the same zip...however one is names "Grace Homes" and the other "Grace Home Facility" I want these to return because the names are similar or "fuzzy"

User
28/12/2017 - 05:52

so it should recognize a match

User
28/12/2017 - 05:52

which yours does in this case...I think

Excelchat Expert
28/12/2017 - 05:52

Ok. I can return facility name.

User
28/12/2017 - 05:53

No, I want the PP# to return...if the facility names are similar and zips are identical

Excelchat Expert
28/12/2017 - 05:53

In that case, i have use index and match.

Excelchat Expert
28/12/2017 - 05:53

ok. I am comparing the zip codes at the moment.

Excelchat Expert
28/12/2017 - 05:54

We have to have one column to be standard to match it.

Excelchat Expert
28/12/2017 - 05:54

Please let me know the column to match and compare the similarities.

User
28/12/2017 - 05:54

hang on , let me change the data set and I think it will make more sense

User
28/12/2017 - 05:56

OK, so I want the PP# from sheet 1 to be returned to cell K11

User
28/12/2017 - 05:57

To do that, I want it to look at zip codes in sheet 1 first

User
28/12/2017 - 05:57

if there is an exact match in the zip code, then look at facility and see if it is similar

User
28/12/2017 - 05:57

if the name is similar return the PP#

User
28/12/2017 - 05:57

make sense?

Excelchat Expert
28/12/2017 - 05:59

Ok. I can check the name from column H to column B.

Excelchat Expert
28/12/2017 - 05:59

column B text is subset of column H. Will it be other way around anytime?

User
28/12/2017 - 06:00

Yes, could be any combination

Excelchat Expert
28/12/2017 - 06:02

That is difficutl. it need to be checked using program only. Formulas can't make the combinations and get the result. But, I am going to try something to check all the combinations.

User
28/12/2017 - 06:02

Excel has an add in called Fuzzy look up...I was assuming that is what we would have used here

User
28/12/2017 - 06:03

if you can only find the ones where colum B is a subset...I will take that at this point

Excelchat Expert
28/12/2017 - 06:03

I am working on it.

User
28/12/2017 - 06:04

thx

Excelchat Expert
28/12/2017 - 06:06

=if(iferror(find(index(B:B, iferror(match(J11,D:D,0),0),1),H11,1),0)+iferror(find(H11,index(B:B, iferror(match(J11,D:D,0),0),1),1),0)>0,index(B:B, iferror(match(J11,D:D,0),0),1),"")

Excelchat Expert
28/12/2017 - 06:06

Here is the formiula.

Excelchat Expert
28/12/2017 - 06:07

I am trying to check both ways and if it finds the match with zip and facility name, it will provide PP#.

Excelchat Expert
28/12/2017 - 06:07

Else, it will be blank.

User
28/12/2017 - 06:08

That formula returns facility name....not what I need which is PP#

Excelchat Expert
28/12/2017 - 06:09

I can get the PP name. I am showing how it is working.

User
28/12/2017 - 06:09

I see..

User
28/12/2017 - 06:09

looks like we are down to 2 minutes

Excelchat Expert
28/12/2017 - 06:10

=if(iferror(find(index(B:B, iferror(match(J11,D:D,0),0),1),H11,1),0)+iferror(find(H11,index(B:B, iferror(match(J11,D:D,0),0),1),1),0)>0,index(E:E, iferror(match(J11,D:D,0),0),1),"")

Excelchat Expert
28/12/2017 - 06:10

I have just changed the column from B:B to E:E to get PP#

User
28/12/2017 - 06:11

ok, thanks...will work using this and see what I can do.

User
28/12/2017 - 06:11

thanks for the help

Excelchat Expert
28/12/2017 - 06:11

Sure. Thank you.

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