Writing a Regex Macro that - stores matches , compares matches , and merges exact and similar values

joellen

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(?<word> \w{4,})
This is a php code that does exactly what I want my macro to do. String together characters a-z and 0-9 (not case sensitive) and match words when they are equal to or greater than 4 characters. I am not sure how to get this code into VBA's language. I need it to loop through a column, find matches, and compare those matches to each other. If they words are a 100% match in two cells I would like them to automatically combine values. If the matched words are similar in two cells, I want it to ask the user if they would like to merge these values together.


Ex:

Project NameTotal Hours
Mowing the lawn2
Watering the lawn3
Planting Trees5
Mowing the lawn2
Planting Tree3

<tbody>
</tbody>


message box:
Planting Trees matched with Planting Tree, would you like to combine these Files? Yes=True No=False
If true, do
If false, do nothing

end result if user picked yes:

Project NameTotal Hours
Mowing the lawn4
Watering the lawn3
Planting Trees8

<tbody>
</tbody>



end result if user picked no:


Project NameTotal Hours
Mowing the lawn4
Watering the lawn3
Planting Trees5
Planting Tree3

<tbody>
</tbody>








</word>




 

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