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Closest match to a string

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Wesso
Wesso on 9 Feb 2019
Commented: Rik on 9 Feb 2019
Hi,
I need to match two tables based on the name of a company. Each table refers to the company differently. I am wondering if there is a way to match two tables using the closest match possible between the names . For instance
Table A refers to one company as " Storm Ventures International"
Table B refers to the same company as " Storm International(Barbados)Ltd "
Another match would be in Table A " Uglegorsk-Tsement "
in Table B " ZAO Uglegorsk-Tsement "
I am wondering how can I make match the two tables based on the closest match?
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Rik
Rik on 9 Feb 2019
You can use a diff tool to compare all combinations. Since it is very non-trivial to write a diff tool, I'm not going to do that. If you find something that needs line by line input, you can put every character on its own line.

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