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GoliAtWork
Regular Visitor

Hi

 

I have a list of names in excel where there are some duplicates because the name hasn't been spelled correctly or there some extra letters in the end or there are spaces.

 

How do i get excel to recognize that these are duplicates and how can i easily correct them where the formula makes suggestions what the name  could (from the list of names it is searching from)? like a find and replace function? The list has over 40,000 names with lots of duplicates (kind of similar....

 

I'm attaching a file to show the kind of challenge it is . I've highlighted a few examples in the file in yellow to give some context.

 

Any help will be greatly appreciated in creating a kind of super parent name list...

 

Cheers

s.

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