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    Search for incorret spelling (Excel 2002/2003)

    Hi

    Please see attached I don't know if this is possible, I need to search from a list of products if the product is spelt wrong in the search field.

    For example if a product was name acid brite and you enter acid bryte it would need to find acid brite.

    The attached file should give you a better idea

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    Re: Search for incorret spelling (Excel 2002/2003)

    This would be very difficult, since the number of possible misspellings is virtually infinite.

    I'd use Data | Validation with the List option to let the user select the product from a dropdown list.

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    Re: Search for incorret spelling (Excel 2002/2003)

    One option would be to use something like the "nearmatch" function as listed in Re: Match limited # characters in cell not exact (Excel 97)

    Another would be to create a list of common misspellings along with the correct spellings and use a "dual lookup". First lookup in this "misspellings list" (it should also contain the correct spelling) to get the correctly spelt word, then use this intial "looked up" value to get the rest of the information. In addition to "misspellings" this initial lookup list could contain common abbreviations, "nicknames", synonyms, etc. On some level just think of it as a "synonym list" lookup ot get the "official spelling".

    Another option is to create a "search" field where you can extract a list of words that match a partial spelling

    Steve

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    Re: Search for incorret spelling (Excel 2002/2003)

    Hi Hans

    Point taken, thanks for replying.

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    Braddy
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