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DannyMcMate Frequent Visitor
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Merging data based on a partial match

Hi there,


I have two tables I want to merge in power query:


The first table has two colums; a column of partial direct debit bank references, and a second column showing the accounting code each relates to.


My second table is essentially a bank statement including a column with the full direct debit references.


My aim is for power query to reference the first table, indentify if any of the partial references exist in the bank statetment full references, and then return the accounting code in a new column accordingly.


Any help appreciated.


Kind regards



Community Support Team
Community Support Team

Re: Merging data based on a partial match

Hi @DannyMcMate ,

To understand your scenario better, please share some data sample and your desired output so that we could copy and test on it.

In addition, you could have a reference of this blog which should be helpful.

Best Regards,



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Super User
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Re: Merging data based on a partial match


The Fuzzy merge option should help you in this situation. Please check out this resource:

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