I understand now what you are saying
Following my last e-mail:
- In the first Matrix (Sheet 1), I have a list of games from a site of
internet (Column A)
- In the second Matrix (Sheet 2), I have my own list of games.
- Neither name is repeated into first Matrix or into second Matrix
- I need to find which games of the first Matrix appear in the second
Matrix finding equal string or equal word into the string. For example:
First Matrix: Second Matrix:
Column-Row A1 Column-Row A6
0 A.D. 0 A.D. Empires Ascendant
The content of A1 and the content of the A6 are about the same game but
they uses different name (One single and the other complete)
I need to find A1 for A6 in Column B6 of Second Matrix by the key in
this case "0 A.D." that appear in both names.
Sometimes, both, the name of the game of the First Matrix and the name
of the second Matrix are equals.
I try to do this by formula unknowing the exactly key but knowing that
Thank you again,
El lun, 16-11-2015 a las 08:17 +0000, Brian Barker escribió:
At 09:01 15/11/2015 -0600, Jorge Rodríguez wrote:
I try to do better:
Oh, I didn't mean to criticise, just to explain
that any problem needs to be defined before it can be solved.
a) Both matrix have column A (The first Matrix
is in Sheet 1 and the second Matrix is in Sheet 2)
b) I want to compare the content of A1 of the
first Matrix with all the column A of the Matrix
2 searching an equal or similar content string
there. The content in all rows of the column A
of the Matrix first is different between them. In second Matrix too.
c) I need continue to do this with A2...An of
the first Matrix with all the column A of the Matrix 2
Actually, most of that was clear previously.
Since you are now comparing cells from different sheets, instead of
you need something like
- filled down a column, of course.
But as soon as you use a word such as "similar",
that needs defining accurately before you can
construct the formulae you need. LibreOffice will
not read your mind. Are "My dog's name is Fido"
and "My dog's name is Rover" similar? Are "My
dog's name is Rover" and "I often buy rover
tickets" similar? Are "My dog's name is Rover"
and "Today is Monday" similar? (They both contain
"is".) Are "16th November" and "November 16th"
similar? Are "The cat sat on the mat" and "The
cat sat on the mat." similar? How about "Jorge
Rodríguez" and "Jorge Rodriguez"? Or "John Smith" and "John Smith"?
You also haven't clarified what sort of result
you need: is a simple column indicating whether
each row satisfies your similarity criterion (as produced above) what you need?
I trust this helps.
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