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mcolbert Frequent Visitor
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Fuzzy Logic Match on Names

I am matching two data sets and have first and last name only to match on. I am wondering if there is a good explaiantion for threshold, and when results are returned, can it include the score?

 

Thanks

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Community Support Team
Community Support Team

Re: Fuzzy Logic Match on Names

Hi @mcolbert 

Power BI can handle fuzzy match, you could check the articles below

https://radacad.com/fuzzy-matching-in-power-bi-and-power-query-match-based-on-similarity-threshold

 

Please share some data or screenshots here so i can make a test for you.

 

Best Regards
Maggie

 

Community Support Team _ Maggie Li
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Re: Fuzzy Logic Match on Names

Hi @mcolbert 

If my previous answer is not a solution to your scenario, you could check my suggestions below:

 

1. Assume you have name column in "Table", "Table(2)"

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2.

You could "split columns" in for two columns

Split columns by Delimiter " "(space)

Then change columns names

Table.RenameColumns(#"Changed Type1",{{"name.1", "First name"}, {"name.2", "Middle name"}, {"name.3", "Last name"}})

 

3. 

In "Table", Merge columns for "First name" and "Last name" columns

The same for "Table(2)"

Capture8.JPG4. Merge queries, then expand

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5. finally, merge columns "First name", "Middle name", "Last name" to "Merged",

merge columns "Table (2).First name", "Table (2).Middle name", "Table (2).Last name" to "Merged2",

Remove other columns

Capture10.JPG

 

Best Regards
Maggie

 

Community Support Team _ Maggie Li
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