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I need a formula to find similarities in one column of excel data (12,000 rows) that would clearly indicate the cells that are extremely similar to another cell, even if not a direct match. I tried fuzzylookup and that would not work as well as the conditional formatting rules.

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Excelchat Expert
11/06/2018 - 01:39

Hi

Excelchat Expert
11/06/2018 - 01:39

Welcome to Got it Pro

User
11/06/2018 - 01:39

thanks, can you help me

Excelchat Expert
11/06/2018 - 01:39

Can you elaborate on your requirement so that i can help

Excelchat Expert
11/06/2018 - 01:41

DO you have some sample data so that i can help

User
11/06/2018 - 01:41

I need to create one list of company names. Currently I have a list of 12,000 with similairites and matches within the data. However, the data doesn't have any exact matches anymore due to differences with text input. I need to narrow down the list to make sure the company only appears once and need a formula to clearly indicate what cells are the same

User
11/06/2018 - 01:41

no I dont

User
11/06/2018 - 01:42

if you look at the document preview, that's the idea I'm talking about. They are all clearly ace but not exact matches

Excelchat Expert
11/06/2018 - 01:43

please explain what do you want

User
11/06/2018 - 01:44

I want a formula that will make it clear that two cells are basically the same even if they arent an exact match

User
11/06/2018 - 01:46

???

Excelchat Expert
11/06/2018 - 01:47

how would want them to be clear?

Excelchat Expert
11/06/2018 - 01:47

Do you want to split these up?

User
11/06/2018 - 01:47

I want the cells to be highlighted or sent to a new list to indicate they are similar

Excelchat Expert
11/06/2018 - 01:48

Can you explain through an example?

User
11/06/2018 - 01:48

Can you see the document preview?

Excelchat Expert
11/06/2018 - 01:48

yes

User
11/06/2018 - 01:49

Notice how they are all ace?

Excelchat Expert
11/06/2018 - 01:49

Yes

User
11/06/2018 - 01:49

but they all indicate that they're ace with a different textual input

User
11/06/2018 - 01:50

imagine I have a list of 12,000 cells. With various cells that have information similar to the ace example.

User
11/06/2018 - 01:51

I want to find a way that I could easily point out that there are similarities within the huge list that I need to look more closely at

Excelchat Expert
11/06/2018 - 01:51

Do you want to seperate Ace and the next word?

Excelchat Expert
11/06/2018 - 01:51

would that help?

Excelchat Expert
11/06/2018 - 01:53

Do you see column C, and D

Excelchat Expert
11/06/2018 - 01:53

Would that help?

Excelchat Expert
11/06/2018 - 01:54

i need to know what exactly you want..how you want to use the data so that i can help you with the exact requirement

User
11/06/2018 - 01:55

thanks that helps

Excelchat Expert
11/06/2018 - 01:55

great

Excelchat Expert
11/06/2018 - 01:55

Please do give good rating and review

Excelchat Expert
11/06/2018 - 01:55

It would certainly help a lot

Excelchat Expert
11/06/2018 - 01:55

Have a great day

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