Problem 362. Find matching string from a list of strings

Write a function that returns a string that is a unique match (if it exists) of the string inStr from a list of strings strList.
  • When there are no matches, return an empty string.
  • Match is case-insensitive.
  • Partial match is allowed. (anywhere in the string)
  • Exact match wins over partial matches.
  • When there are multiple partial matches, return an empty string.
Example 1:
>> inStr = 'ball';
>> strList = {'ball', 'bell', 'barn'};
>> outStr = findMatch(inStr, strList)
outStr =
ball
Example 2:
>> inStr = 'EMBER';
>> strList = {'May', 'June', 'July', 'August', 'September'};
>> outStr = findMatch(inStr, strList)
outStr =
September
Example 3:
>> inStr = 'Ju';
>> strList = {'May', 'June', 'July', 'August', 'September'};
>> outStr = findMatch(inStr, strList)
outStr =
''

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25.5% Correct | 74.5% Incorrect
Last Solution submitted on May 11, 2024

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