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I'm trying to fuzzy match two columns in google sheets, i've tried numerous formulas but I think it's going to come down to a script to help out.

I have a column with product ID's e.g.

  • E20067

and then I have another sheet with another column which has image url's relating to this product code such as

What I'm wanting to do is "fuzzy" match both of these columns for their product ID, and then create a new column for each match. So it would have the product ID then on the same row in multiple columns each product image URL - like the image below:

Is there a way to do this in google sheets using a script or a formula?

Old thread but, in case you find yourself here, search for my Google Sheets add-on called Flookup. It should do exactly what you want.

For this case, you can use this function:

Flookup (lookupValue, tableArray, lookupCol, indexNum, threshold, [rank])

The parameter details are:

  1. lookupValue: the value you're looking up
  2. tableArray: the table you want to search
  3. lookupCol: the column you want to search
  4. indexNum: the column you want data to be returned from
  5. threshold: the percentage similarity below which data shouldn't be returned
  6. rank: the nth best match (i.e. if the first one isn't to your liking)

*You can find out more at the official website (examples and such).

Please note that, whereas the OP appears to want the whole list of possible matches, Flookup will only return one result at a time.

Fuzzy match on google sheets, You will see all the found typos grouped by value. With Find Fuzzy Matches you will Scan the selected range for typing mistakes Find fuzzy duplicates that differ in 1 to 50 characters. Correct all fuzzy matches at once Pick the correct value or enter a new one to apply changes to all similar records. Navigate between the sets of misprints quickly Get all typos conveniently grouped by record.

In Google sheets there are a few powerful 'regex' formulas.

Suppose, you have ID list in column A, and URL list in column B

Then use formula:

=REGEXEXTRACT(B1,JOIN("|",$A$1:$A$3))

It will match one of ID's. Drag the formula down to see the result as in picture above.

See more info here

Flookup, Old thread but, in case you find yourself here, search for my Google Sheets add-​on called Flookup. It should do exactly what you want. For this  This helpful add-on scans your sheet for typos and lets you correct them in seconds. This add-on is a great assistant for correcting all fuzzy matches and removing partial duplicates from your sheet. Your table may have similar entries for company names, surnames, or cities; you can deal with all misprints in one go.

Try the following. I am assuming the product codes are in Sheet1 and the URLs are in Sheet2. Both in column A:

=iferror(transpose(FILTER(Sheet2!$A$2:$A,Search("*"& A2 &"*",Sheet2!$A$2:$A))))

Copy down.

If you want to show the image instead of the url try:

=arrayformula(image(iferror(transpose(FILTER(Sheet2!$A$2:$A,Search("*"& A2 &"*",Sheet2!$A$2:$A))))))

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Find Fuzzy Matches - G Suite Marketplace, Fuzzy Matching for Google Sheets. Flookup is a suite of functions for managing data quality in Google Sheets by using advanced fuzzy match and fuzzy lookup  Flookup is a Google Sheets addon for performing fuzzy match, removing duplicates data, finding sound match data, etc. functions on your Google Sheets.

Flookup for Google Sheets, This add-on is a great assistant for correcting all fuzzy matches and removing partial duplicates from your sheet. Your table may have similar entries for company  Flookup is an advanced fuzzy matching and lookup add-on for Google Sheets. It's useful for comparing and looking up text based on percentage or sound similarity. Flookup can also be used to highlight cells or delete selected rows with duplicate values.

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Comments
  • Flookup library works great for me. Also includes formulas to get multiple results. Find it here: chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/flookup/…
  • Thanks for the support @mozboz and thank you for adding the link to Flookup. I will update my post to include the link to the website as well
  • Thanks for the answer - but if each product ID has multiple images e.g. 5x images?
  • This works great to get a static column between data sets - but it's stopping due to it being over 50,000 characters?