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List.BestMatch

Looks for best match of a text in a list of texts.

Component Version macOS Windows Server FileMaker Cloud FileMaker iOS SDK
List 5.0 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

MBS( "List.BestMatch"; List; SearchText )

Parameters

Parameter Description Example value
List The list to process. "Hello" ¶ "" ¶ "World"
SearchText The text to search. "Hello"

Result

Returns best match, empty or error.

Description

Looks for best match of a text in a list of texts.
If not found, returns empty result, so FileMaker function isEmpty() will tell you if it's empty (instead of just having no text).
Uses internally the Text.LevenshteinDistance function to compare all items and look for best match.

Examples

Looking for best match for Hilo will find Hello:

MBS( "List.BestMatch"; "Test¶Hello¶World¶Hallo"; "Hilo" )

See also


List.And   -   List.CrossProduct

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