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Fuzzy String Match Data Function for Spotfire® 1.0.0

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This data preparation feature finds approximate string matches between two columns.


Find approximate string matches between two columns.

This data function computes string similarities from one dataset to a column in another dataset using Levenshtein Distance to calculate the differences between


Learn more: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Levenshtein_distance


Installing the data function

Follow the online guide available here to register a data function in Spotfire.


Configuring the data function

Each data function may require inputs from the Spotfire analysis and will return outputs to the Spotfire analysis. For each data function, these need to be configured once the data function is registered. To learn about how to configure data functions in Spotfire please view this video:

For more information on Spotfire visit the Spotfire training page.


Data function library

There exists a large number of data functions covering various features. Feel free to review what is available in the Data Function Library

Initial Release (version 1.0.0)

Published: March 2023

Initial release includes:

  • Data function
  • Dashboard example
  • Documentation
  • License information

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