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How to apply fuzzy lookup to find approximate match result in Excel?

Sometimes, we not only need to do exactly lookup, but also want to do a fuzzy lookup as below screenshot shown. Actually, in Excel, the Find and Replace function somewhat help you for fuzzy lookup.
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Fuzzy lookup by Find and Replace


Fuzzy lookup by Find and Replace


With the Find and Replace function, you can look up string in non-case sensitive or look for part of string in Excel.

Look up in non-case sensitive

1. Select the range you want to look up, press Ctrl + F keys to enable the Find and Replace function, type the string you want to look up in the Find what textbox.
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2. Click Options to expand the dialog, uncheck Match case option, but check Match entire cell contents option.
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3. Click Find All, the strings not in case sensitive have been listed.
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Look up part of string

1. Select range and press Ctrl + F keys to enable the Find and Replace function, and type the part string you want to look up in the Find what textbox, uncheck Match entire cell contents option, if you need also can uncheck Match case.
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2. Click Find All, the cells which contain the string have been listed.
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