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

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MBS( "QuickList.BestMatch"; ListRef; SearchText )


Parameter Description Example value
ListRef The reference to the list returned from QuickList.New function. $List
SearchText The text to search. "Hello"


Returns best match, empty or error.


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.

See also

QuickList.And   -   QuickList.CSVSplit

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