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    Hi everyone,

    Has anyone created a lookup formula that looks for the closest match of a string?

    Thanks in advance...

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    just put true at the end instead of false.

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    That will give me the next one alphabetically, true, but what about searching a dilimited string.....e.g.

    look for the next Admin Support, i.e. return record 3 instead of record 2...if 1 is not an exact match

    1 Accounts Payable.Admin Support
    2 Accounts Payable.Manager
    3 Accounts Receivable.Admin Support

    many thanks

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    Lookup is intended for selecting the first match ... and then it quits.

    You could look for
    "Receivable.Admin Support"

    this is different from
    "Payable.Admin Support"

    HTH
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    Yogi Anand, D.Eng, P.E.
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    Thanks.......I suspected lookup may be a bit limited...Can you suggest any other functions that may look at parts of a string and return it....

    I know about FIND and MID....

    Cheers

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    On 2002-04-16 19:46, gideon wrote:
    Thanks.......I suspected lookup may be a bit limited...Can you suggest any other functions that may look at parts of a string and return it....

    I know about FIND and MID....

    Cheers
    If you like Find and Mid, then we can use them. After you have looked up for

    "Receivable.Admin Support" and if it is located in cell A2, then put in B2

    =RIGHT(A2,LEN(A2)-FIND(".",A2,1)) to get
    "Admin Support"

    HTH






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