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Fuzzy Match between two data sources with ranked criteria

6 - Meteoroid

Dear Community, 


I have two lists with company names that I would like to match. The 'best' unique identifier would be the website, but I do not have a website entry for all companies. So for those without a website I would like to match via the the company names (different spellings, not all names incluced in both lists). 




Match orderList 1List 2
 No more columnsColumns x-y 


Desired output 


CompanyName from List 1Match score with list 2CompanyName from List 2Columns x-y from List 2
Company 1ax%Company 1b 


What I tried so far: 

- Added both lists via data input

- Removed duplicates

- Added a column for source file in each list

- Added a union tool to combine the lists

- Added the fuzzy match tool: Merge, source file names as source ID field, companyName as record ID field, match style company name, ticked output match score & unmatched records -> did not work and also missing the match style for website as this should be my first match criterium 


Any ideas how to approach this? 

13 - Pulsar

Suggestion: use a "waterfall" approach:

1) Exact match on CompanyWebsite using a Join tool, continue processing only unmatched records

2) Exact match on CompanyName using a Join tool, continue processing only unmatched records

3a) Fuzzy Match (tool 1 of 2)  on CompanyWebsite

3b) Fuzzy Match (tool 2 of 2)  on CompanyName


Under the Help menu, the workflow for "Merge to a master file with fuzzy matching" is a good example of a waterfall approach.