Help on array formula conversion

dmark224

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hi good day/evening,

I am new to this forums and I want to thank everyone in advance,

can someone help me with my array problem, I wan to be able to compare a cell on a list. with this formula

COLUMN C is the list
APPLE
BANANA
STRAWBERRY
PINEAPPLE
ORANGE

COLUMN D is the what i want to compare to every row on the list
Bananna

COLUMN E is
=len(C2)

=SUMPRODUCT(--(LEFT(C2,ROW(INDIRECT("c1:c" & E2)))=LEFT(D2,ROW(INDIRECT("c1:c" &E2)))))
this works on side by side comparisson, I would like to compare all what is in the list on column C with what is in the cell in D2. then retaining the maximum value
compare C2=D2 , C3=D2, C4=D2, C5=D2 and so on.


somewhat like this

=MAX(SUMPRODUCT(--(LEFT(C2,ROW(INDIRECT("c1:c" & E2)))=LEFT(D2,ROW(INDIRECT("c1:c" &E2))))),SUMPRODUCT(--(LEFT(C3,ROW(INDIRECT("c1:c" & E2)))=LEFT(D2,ROW(INDIRECT("c1:c" &E2))))),SUMPRODUCT(--(LEFT(C4,ROW(INDIRECT("c1:c" & E2)))=LEFT(D2,ROW(INDIRECT("c1:c" &E2))))),SUMPRODUCT(--(LEFT(C5,ROW(INDIRECT("c1:c" & E2)))=LEFT(D2,ROW(INDIRECT("c1:c" &E2))))),SUMPRODUCT(--(ISNUMBER(SEARCH(MID(C5,ROW(INDIRECT("c1:c" & E2)),1),D2)))))

another formula that I need to address is

=SUMPRODUCT(--(ISNUMBER(SEARCH(MID(C2,ROW(INDIRECT("c1:c" & E2)),1),D2))))
this works on side by side comparisson, I would like to compare a list on column C with a cell. then retaining the maximum value
compare C2=D2 , C3=D2, C4=D2, C5=D2 and so on.


=MAX(SUMPRODUCT(--(ISNUMBER(SEARCH(MID(C2,ROW(INDIRECT("c1:c" & E2)),1),D2)))),SUMPRODUCT(--(ISNUMBER(SEARCH(MID(C3,ROW(INDIRECT("c1:c" & E2)),1),D2)))),SUMPRODUCT(--(ISNUMBER(SEARCH(MID(C4,ROW(INDIRECT("c1:c" & E2)),1),D2)))),SUMPRODUCT(--(ISNUMBER(SEARCH(MID(C5,ROW(INDIRECT("c1:c" & E2)),1),D2)))),SUMPRODUCT(--(ISNUMBER(SEARCH(MID(C6,ROW(INDIRECT("c1:c" & E2)),1),D2)))))


but the list can go as long as there is data from the list (column c) "may use counta"

I am not using index match because this would only look for exact match. I want to be able to decide the percentage of approximate searching.

Thank you in advance
 

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dmark224

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sorry i have to re-write my question COLUMN E is Len(D2)

hi good day/evening,

I am new to this forums and I want to thank everyone in advance,

can someone help me with my array problem, I wan to be able to compare a cell on a list. with this formula

COLUMN C is the list

APPLE
BANANA
STRAWBERRY
PINEAPPLE
ORANGE

COLUMN D is the what i want to compare to every row on the list
Bananna

COLUMN E is
=len(D2)

=SUMPRODUCT(--(LEFT(C2,ROW(INDIRECT("c1:c" & E2)))=LEFT(D2,ROW(INDIRECT("c1:c" &E2)))))
this works on side by side comparisson, I would like to compare all what is in the list on column C with what is in the cell in D2. then retaining the maximum value
compare C2=D2 , C3=D2, C4=D2, C5=D2 and so on.




somewhat like this
=MAX(SUMPRODUCT(--(LEFT(C2,ROW(INDIRECT("c1:c" & E2)))=LEFT(D2,ROW(INDIRECT("c1:c" &E2))))),SUMPRODUCT(--(LEFT(C3,ROW(INDIRECT("c1:c" & E2)))=LEFT(D2,ROW(INDIRECT("c1:c" &E2))))),SUMPRODUCT(--(LEFT(C4,ROW(INDIRECT("c1:c" & E2)))=LEFT(D2,ROW(INDIRECT("c1:c" &E2))))),SUMPRODUCT(--(LEFT(C5,ROW(INDIRECT("c1:c" & E2)))=LEFT(D2,ROW(INDIRECT("c1:c" &E2))))),SUMPRODUCT(--(ISNUMBER(SEARCH(MID(C5,ROW(INDIRECT("c1:c" & E2)),1),D2)))),SUMPRODUCT(--(ISNUMBER(SEARCH(MID(C6,ROW(INDIRECT("c1:c" & E2)),1),D2)))))


and per character

=SUMPRODUCT(--(ISNUMBER(SEARCH(MID(D2,ROW(INDIRECT("c1:c" & E2)),1),C2))))
this works on side by side comparisson, I would like to compare all what is in the list on column C with what is in the cell in D2. then retaining the maximum value
compare C2=D2 , C3=D2, C4=D2, C5=D2 and so on.


=MAX(SUMPRODUCT(--(ISNUMBER(SEARCH(MID(D2,ROW(INDIRECT("c1:c" & E2)),1),C2)))),SUMPRODUCT(--(ISNUMBER(SEARCH(MID(D2,ROW(INDIRECT("c1:c" & E2)),1),C3)))),SUMPRODUCT(--(ISNUMBER(SEARCH(MID(D2,ROW(INDIRECT("c1:c" & E2)),1),C4)))),SUMPRODUCT(--(ISNUMBER(SEARCH(MID(D2,ROW(INDIRECT("c1:c" & E2)),1),C5)))),SUMPRODUCT(--(ISNUMBER(SEARCH(MID(D2,ROW(INDIRECT("c1:c" & E2)),1),C6)))))




but the list can go as long as there is data from the list (column c) "may use counta"

I am not using index match because this would only look for exact match. I want to be able to decide the percentage of approximate searching.

Thank you in advance


attaching excel file.

approximatelookupBetter.xlsx
ABCDEFGHI
1LIST SUBCOMPARE SUBcompare left to rightcompare per characterresult that I want with out manual input per row left to rightresult that I want with out manual input per row per character
2APPLEstrawbery90289
3BANANAbaanan62626
4STRAWBERRYpineapple90399
5PINEAPPLEorange60366
6ORANGEapple50255
Sheet1
Cell Formulas
RangeFormula
E2:E6E2=LEN(D2)
F2:F6F2=SUMPRODUCT(--(LEFT(C2,ROW(INDIRECT("c1:c" & E2)))=LEFT(D2,ROW(INDIRECT("c1:c" &E2)))))
G2:G6G2=SUMPRODUCT(--(ISNUMBER(SEARCH(MID(D2,ROW(INDIRECT("c1:c" & E2)),1),C2))))
H2:H6H2=MAX(SUMPRODUCT(--(LEFT($C$2,ROW(INDIRECT("c1:c" & E2)))=LEFT(D2,ROW(INDIRECT("c1:c" &E2))))),SUMPRODUCT(--(LEFT($C$3,ROW(INDIRECT("c1:c" & E2)))=LEFT(D2,ROW(INDIRECT("c1:c" &E2))))),SUMPRODUCT(--(LEFT($C$4,ROW(INDIRECT("c1:c" & E2)))=LEFT(D2,ROW(INDIRECT("c1:c" &E2))))),SUMPRODUCT(--(LEFT($C$5,ROW(INDIRECT("c1:c" & E2)))=LEFT(D2,ROW(INDIRECT("c1:c" &E2))))),SUMPRODUCT(--(ISNUMBER(SEARCH(MID(C5,ROW(INDIRECT("c1:c" & E2)),1),D2)))),SUMPRODUCT(--(ISNUMBER(SEARCH(MID($C$6,ROW(INDIRECT("c1:c" & E2)),1),D2)))))
I2:I6I2=MAX(SUMPRODUCT(--(ISNUMBER(SEARCH(MID(D2,ROW(INDIRECT("c1:c" & E2)),1),$C$2)))),SUMPRODUCT(--(ISNUMBER(SEARCH(MID(D2,ROW(INDIRECT("c1:c" & E2)),1),$C$3)))),SUMPRODUCT(--(ISNUMBER(SEARCH(MID(D2,ROW(INDIRECT("c1:c" & E2)),1),$C$4)))),SUMPRODUCT(--(ISNUMBER(SEARCH(MID(D2,ROW(INDIRECT("c1:c" & E2)),1),$C$5)))),SUMPRODUCT(--(ISNUMBER(SEARCH(MID(D2,ROW(INDIRECT("c1:c" & E2)),1),$C$6)))))
 

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