Hi,

You  always add the coordinates of the point data and then make a spatial join 
instead of a join based on names...  If not, the vlookup function in excel 
would let you see what data does not match based on the names.

Nicolas

> Le 4 nov. 2016 à 22:13, Joe Lertola [via OSGeo.org] 
> <ml-node+s1560n5294403...@n6.nabble.com> a écrit :
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> Hello.
> 
> Today I made a thematic map by joining a list of data that had country names 
> to a shape file of world countries. I had to spend a lot of time working in 
> Excel to make my data names match the names in the shape file. A lot of them 
> already matched but there were many that didn’t. For example the the shape 
> file had Ivory Coast and the data had Cte d’Ivoire as the name. Is there any 
> way to do this in Qgis instead of Excel? Years ago I recall doing this in 
> ArcMap. There was a tool that matched up the data where it could and then for 
> each record that wasn’t matched you could choose the matching record 
> manually. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
> 
> Thanks,
> -Joe
> 
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