How to use Excel to look up identical TEXT

linda092

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Can I use excel to look up a list of names (text) and identify the matches? An additional issue complicates this, so question 2 is: can I have Excel identify a match say if a certain # of characters match, but not all match exactly?

For example: I see: AJReynolds and A J Reynolds and A.J. Reynolds, and they all need to be identified as a match........

Thanks in advance!!
 

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