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    Find if string is a part from lookup list

    Hi Guys,

    i have a list like here:

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    and have also table with part of strings from the list:

    ImageNames
    thumbnail
    smallImage
    coverImage
    images

    What i want to do is loop from "List" worksheet and check if part of string matches with SourceTable lookup value.
    In example all string matches.

    So "docs coverImage" are like "coverImage" from SourceTable. so it matches.

    How can i do this? What method to use to do this in optimal way?

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    Re: Find if string is a part from lookup list

    I do not know why can't edited post.
    Sorry I did not spot that macros expected.
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    Re: Find if string is a part from lookup list

    Hi

    Another way is to use a custom function..
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    see attached example

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    Re: Find if string is a part from lookup list

    thank you Guys,

    nice solutions. But i need only VBA solution. zzzeddy your function is looping each time in the list for each cell.
    In case of hundreds of variables it will be slow.

    Maybe i could use function what Kokosek wrote in VBA...

    Jacek

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    Re: Find if string is a part from lookup list

    No, I've created formula in 1st post.
    Maybe if we grab checktable into array in VBA and then check values --> output results should be faster.
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    Re: Find if string is a part from lookup list

    Kokosek you mean using loop?

    It is better to find match not to loop i think ?

    I know that you used formula and this is very nice! Fast and i am wondering it would be nice to use evaluate and use this formula to find match in VBA directly.

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    Re: Find if string is a part from lookup list

    Manual run of macro to check your list.
    Inside macro: grab list into array they loop through cell to check to check based on array is it anything matches and displa result in particular cell next to (or something else, depends what you need).
    I'll take a look

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    Re: Find if string is a part from lookup list

    KOKOSEK maybe i could use filter to match, not to loop?

    Jacek

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    Re: Find if string is a part from lookup list

    i was thinking to use something like:

    WorksheetFunction.CountIf(range, lookupValue) but i am getting error,
    can anybody help?

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    Re: Find if string is a part from lookup list

    that's gives you a loop anyway (loop from list as lookupValue)
    Do you want to UDF (zeddy's function looks fine) or can be just macro to run manualy?
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    Re: Find if string is a part from lookup list

    Just a macro.

    Once time jindon wrote awesome code:

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    and maybe this i could use?
    But i have problem with adjusting it.

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    Re: Find if string is a part from lookup list

    Ah i still having problem with implementing this.

    i have just used:

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    but this is slow.

    The best way would be to use filter method like jindon used but i having issues with implementig it.

    I am trying to use filter method because seems very fast combined with evaluate function.

    So in the loop in VBA i have to check every cell: A1, A2, A3 and so on if filter is applied.

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    this return 0.why?
    Can anybody help ?

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    Re: Find if string is a part from lookup list

    Hi,

    i wrote nice function like here:

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    Which is working but what i want to get number as result - so if any value matches - so in this example - yes (we have one "1" and rest is FALSE) , we have one match - so i know that i can sue this value. Or filter the created array in order to know if variable from A1 is a part of variables from SourceTable.
    Filtering array seems to be very fast way like i have here in example:

    https://www.excelforum.com/excel-pro...ml#post5336787

    I checked on 100 hundreds rows and working like a charm.
    In other hand my function with evaluate IfCount from previous post is very slow.
    So filter with evaluate seems to be very nice solution but how to implement and why i am getting 0 ?

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    How can i do this?

    I am attaching newest example.

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