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Matching string in an array of strings

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    Matching string in an array of strings

    I am looking to find a matching word on an array of string. At first I was thinking of using array function filter to do the job but soon realized that it is case-sensitive operation and it does not suit my needs.

    now I am thinking of two ways to achieve what I want to do

    (a) use an old fashioned looping operation where I first lowercase cast the string and do an instr to determine if there is a match
    (b)assign the array on a worksheet to form a range then use range.find & range.findnext to get all occurrence of the looked-for pattern

    Which way would probably come out faster & are there any other way that would be more efficient than working with a looping operation?

    It would be ideal to have case-insensitive filter function but unfortunately that does not exist at all
    Last edited by vientito; 08-28-2013 at 09:04 PM.

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    Re: which way would be more efficient?

    hi vientino, a couple of thoughts on the issue:
    1. Filter function: match = word and match=Word if this way is suitable
    2. Use regular expressions pattern with ignorecase property set to true
    3. Use range find method that have Matchcase option
    4. Use autofiler on a worksheet (ignores cases)

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