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Remove similar and duplicate Entries

Hello Bubblers!

I want to track user entries in my app. I have a list of institutions that are shown in a repeating group. I don’t want users to create the same institution’s name.
for example: if a user enters their institution as KFC, others users cannot create an institution that is named KFC, Kfc, kFC, KentuckyFC, Kentucky Fried Chicken, Kentucky Fried C, Kentucky F Chicken, etc.

is this possible?

Thank you!

The search terms you need is “Fuzzy search” - it’s quite an involved computer science topic - eg
https://nanonets.com/blog/fuzzy-matching-fuzzy-logic/

But I saw this tip in the forum that might help
https://forum.bubble.io/t/using-fuzzy-search-and-autocomplete-in-a-reusable-element/147868

Or maybe you could use Alogolia
https://manual.bubble.io/help-guides/working-with-data/using-algolia

But I’d be interested to hear of how other Bubblers achieve this in Bubble myself. :slight_smile: