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Doing a Lookup to find the Values on one Table within a Cell of a second Table without an Exact Match

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Sorry for the Title Gore.

I have a cell where users enter qualification codes.  Sometimes it's a single code, but sometimes it's multiple codes separated with a comma.

I have a table with additional information for these codes.  Each row of that table is one code.

I have a report that returns the additional information of the codes, but only if they're present.

The problem is I don't know of a way to return the additional information when multiple codes are present in the first cell.  And even if it did look within the cell for matches, some codes are parts of other codes.  So a code of "V" is within a code of "V2" even though "V" and "V2" are different codes.

Example:

Users fill out data on a table, and enter the appropriate codes as needed

 Table for Users
The second table has the descriptions.  I want to somehow match the codes on the first table with the second table and pull the descriptions

Table with Descriptions
In the above example the codes pulled from the second table should be S, SW, C, R.
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