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Calculates the string distance.

Component: Text
Version: 2.9
Mac OS X: Yes
Windows: Yes
Server: Yes
FileMaker Cloud: Yes

MBS( "Text.JaroWinklerDistance"; a; b )

(old name: String.JaroWinklerDistance)


Parameter Description Example value
a First text string. "Hello"
b Second text string. "Hallo"


Returns difference.


Calculates the string distance.
Value is normalized, so 0.0 is equal text and 1.0 is totally unequal.

see also–Winkler_distance


Calculate difference between two strings:

MBS( "Text.JaroWinklerDistance"; "Hello"; "Hallo" )

Text.InvalidCharactersForEncoding   -   Text.LevenshteinDistance

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