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dawgfather
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Creator

Using WildMatch and another field as the expression

I am trying to see if there is a way to use another field within a LOAD in a WildMatch function.

I have a field that contains a number and some other characters like "1234_testing_iso" or "12345_impala_pad" and then I have another field which is essentially a cost code such as "1234" or "2345".

I am trying to see if I can make a WildMatch function using the second field as the expression to reference.

Field1 = 1234_testing_iso or 12345_impala_pad

Field2 = 1234 or 12345

What I had in mind would be something like:

IF(WIldMatch(Field1,'*(Field2)*'),'Match','No Match')

If it was comparing "1234_testing_iso" to field 2 (1234) there would be a "Match". Comparing it to (2345) would get "No Match".

Comparing "12345_impala_pad" to (1234) would be a "Match" and compared to (2345) would also be a "Match"

Ideas?

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sunny_talwar

‌My bad, try this

If(WildMatch(Field1,'*' & Field2 & '*'), 'Match', 'No Match')

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sunny_talwar

May be this

If(WildMatch(Field1,'*Field2*'), 'Match', 'No Match')

dawgfather
Creator
Creator
Author

I tried that but then it was taking the actual name of "Field2" and looking for F-I-e-l-d-2 in the string instead of Field2 as a "variable"

sunny_talwar

‌My bad, try this

If(WildMatch(Field1,'*' & Field2 & '*'), 'Match', 'No Match')

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sasiparupudi1
Master III
Master III

May be like this??

Test:

Load F1,

F2,

if(SubStringCount(F1,F2)>0, 'Match','NoMatch') as Result1;

//if(KeepChar(F1,'0123456789')=F2, 'Match','NoMatch') as Result2;

Load * Inline

[

F1,F2

1234_testing_iso,1234

12345_impala_pad,2345

];

mrichman
Creator II
Creator II

Hi Sunny,

What if Field1 and Field2 are from seperate tables?

I have two separate tables, 1st with keywords and the 2nd with Description, both tables cannot be joined

Thanks in advance,.

sunny_talwar

Would you be able to share a sample to show how everything looks?

mrichman
Creator II
Creator II

i'm trying to find keywords in the description, if exist then return 1 if not then 0 for example.

Data1:

Load* Inline [

Keyword,

Mark,

Benjamin,

Jose,

];

Data2:

Load* Inline [

Description,

Mark Simon,

Gabby Caprio,

Nico Jose,

];

Thanks in advance.

mrichman
Creator II
Creator II

Hi Sunny,

Thanks for you prompt reply. I was hoping for a keepchar() solution however the function cannot identify words but only characters (Char) . Furthermore, because it can only check characters, I cannot check whether the functions can compare from one table to another.

Do you maybe know what kind of solution I can use or maybe I'm not using the function correctly.

Thanks in advance.