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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.
Solved by M. H. in 39 mins
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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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