04-15-2015 11:35 PM
I have a list of account names and would like to match them however there are punctuation, spaces & other strings that does not. I already, tried TRIM & Compress and my last road blocked is replacing values like INC. to INCORPORATED.
ABC Corp = ABC Corporation
A BC Corporation = ABC Corporation
ABC.Corporation = ABC Corporation
Hope you can help me on this.
04-16-2015 08:55 AM
What you're after is "standardization". If these are only a few cases like "corp." to "Corporation" then some sort of lookup table approach to translate words could work. If the number of cases is bigger and there could additional ones in the future then software which helps you with standardization would be the optimal way to go. With SAS such standardization "routines" are available via the SAS Data Quality Server ("DataFlux").