Using Microsoft's Fuzzy Lookup Add-In with VBA

sjcocks

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I've come across lots of websites/forums where other people have asked about this but no-where with a conclusive answer, so I thought I would ask this here to see if we can come up an answer.

Microsoft have a very handy Fuzzy Lookup add-in (Download Fuzzy Lookup Add-In for Excel from Official Microsoft Download Center), which performs really well; however as far as I can work out, there is no way to automate this with VBA. Is that correct?


I need this process to be fully automated through VBA (as many others do judging by other forums I've seen). As an alternative solution, there is an excellent fuzzy lookup macro written by Alan (al_b_cnu) which I've come across here: http://www.mrexcel.com/forum/excel-questions/195635-fuzzy-matching-new-version-plus-explanation.html. I wrote a macro using this code, which works fine; however the matching algorithm doesn't produce as accurate matches for my usage as the MS add-in version does, and so I would really like to get the MS version working.

If it turns out that it's not possible to use the add-in through VBA, I would also be very interested if other people have come across other VBA fuzzy matches which use a matching algorithm similar to the one in the add-in.
 

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Were you by any chance able to find a solution for this? I have the same problem, the Microsoft version gives me better results but I do not know how to implement this into a macro.
 
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