Comparing columns in Excel is something that we all do once in a while. Microsoft Excel offers a number of options to compare and match data, but most of them focus on searching in one column. In this tutorial, we will explore several techniques to **compare two columns** in Excel and find matches and differences between them.

## How to compare 2 columns in Excel row-by-row

When you do data analysis in Excel, one of the most frequent tasks is comparing data in each individual row. This task can be done by using the IF function, as demonstrated in the following examples.

#### Example 1. Compare two columns for matches or differences in the same row

To compare two columns in Excel row-by-row, write a usual IF formula that compares the **first two cells.** Enter the formula in some other column in the same row, and then copy it down to other cells by dragging the fill handle (a small square in the bottom-right corner of the selected cell). As you do this, the cursor changes to the plus sign:

##### Formula for matches

To find cells within the same row having the same content, A2 and B2 in this example, the formula is as follows:

`=IF(A2=B2,"Match","")`

##### Formula for differences

To find cells in the same row with different content, simply replace "=" with the non-equality sign:

`=IF(A2<>B2,"No match","")`

##### Matches and differences

And of course, nothing prevents you from finding both matches and differences with a single formula:

`=IF(A2=B2,"Match","No match")`

Or

`=IF(A2<>B2,"No match","Match")`

The result may look similar to this:

As you see, the formula handles **numbers**, **dates**, **times** and **text strings** equally well.

#### Example 2. Compare two lists for case-sensitive matches in the same row

As you have probably noticed, the formulas from the previous example ignore case when comparing text values, as in row 10 in the screenshot above. If you want to find **case-sensitive matches** between 2 columns in each row, then use the EXACT function:

`=IF(EXACT(A2, B2), "Match", "")`

To find **case-sensitive differences** in the same row, enter the corresponding text ("Unique" in this example) in the 3^{rd} argument of the IF function, e.g.:

`=IF(EXACT(A2, B2), "Match", "Unique")`

## Compare multiple columns for matches in the same row

In your Excel worksheets, multiple columns can be compared based on the following criteria:

- Find rows with the same values in
**all columns**(Example 1) - Find rows with the same values in
**any 2 columns**(Example 2)

#### Example 1. Find matches in all cells within the same row

If your table has three or more columns and you want to find rows that have the same values in all cells, an IF formula with an AND statement will work a treat:

`=IF(AND(A2=B2, A2=C2), "Full match", "")`

If your table has a lot of columns, a more elegant solution would be using the COUNTIF function:

`=IF(COUNTIF($A2:$E2, $A2)=5, "Full match", "")`

Where 5 is the number of columns you are comparing.

#### Example 2. Find matches in any two cells in the same row

If you are looking for a way to compare columns for **any two or more cells** with the same values within the same row, use an IF formula with an OR statement:

`=IF(OR(A2=B2, B2=C2, A2=C2), "Match", "")`

In case there are many columns to compare, your OR statement may grow too big in size. In this case, a better solution would be adding up several COUNTIF functions. The first COUNTIF counts how many columns have the same value as in the 1^{st} column, the second COUNTIF counts how many of the remaining columns are equal to the 2^{nd} column, and so on. If the count is 0, the formula returns "Unique", "Match" otherwise. For example:

`=IF(COUNTIF(B2:D2,A2)+COUNTIF(C2:D2,B2)+(C2=D2)=0,"Unique","Match")`

## How to compare two columns in Excel for matches and differences

Suppose you have 2 lists of data in Excel, and you want to find all values (numbers, dates or text strings) which are in column A but not in column B.

For this, you can embed the COUNTIF($B:$B, $A2)=0 function in IF's logical test and check if it returns zero (no match is found) or any other number (at least 1 match is found).

For instance, the following IF/COUNTIF formula searches across the entire column B for the value in cell A2. If no match is found, the formula returns "No match in B", an empty string otherwise:

`=IF(COUNTIF($B:$B, $A2)=0, "No match in B", "")`

**Tip.**If your table has a fixed number of rows, you can specify a certain range (e.g. $B2:$B10) rather than the entire column ($B:$B) for the formula to work faster on large data sets.

The same result can be achieved by using an IF formula with the embedded ISERROR and MATCH functions:

`=IF(ISERROR(MATCH($A2,$B$2:$B$10,0)),"No match in B","")`

Or, by using the following array formula (remember to press Ctrl + Shift + Enter to enter it correctly):

`=IF(SUM(--($B$2:$B$10=$A2))=0, " No match in B", "")`

If you want a single formula to identify both matches (duplicates) and differences (unique values), put some text for matches in the empty double quotes ("") in any of the above formulas. For example:

`=IF(COUNTIF($B:$B, $A2)=0, "No match in B", "Match in B")`

## How to compare two lists in Excel and pull matching data

Sometimes you may need not only match two columns in two different tables, but also pull matching entries from the second table. Microsoft Excel provides a special function for such purposes - the VLOOKUP function. As an alternative, you can use more powerful and versatile INDEX & MATCH formulas.

For example, the following formula compares the product names in columns D and A and if a match is found, a corresponding sales figure is pulled from column B. If no match is found, the #N/A error is returned.

`=INDEX($B$2:$B$6,MATCH($D2,$A$2:$A$6,0))`

For the detailed explanation of the formula's syntax and more formula examples, please check out the following tutorial: INDEX & MATCH in Excel - a better alternative to VLOOKUP.

If you don't feel very comfortable with this formula, then you may want to try the Merge Tables wizard - a fast and intuitive solution that can compare and match 2 tables by any column(s).

## Compare two lists and highlight matches and differences

When you compare columns in Excel, you may want to "visualize" the items that are present in one column but missing in the other. You can shade such cells in any color of your choosing by using the Excel Conditional Formatting feature and the following examples demonstrate the detailed steps.

#### Example 1. Highlight matches and differences in each row

To compare two columns and Excel and highlight cells in column A that have **identical entries** in column B in the same row, do the following:

- Select the cells you want to highlight (you can select cells within one column or in several columns if you want to highlight entire rows).
- Click
*Conditional formatting > New Rule... > Use a formula to determine which cells to format*. - Create a rule with a simple formula like
`=$B2=$A2`

(assuming that row 2 is the first row with data, not including the column header). Please double check that you use a relative row reference (without the $ sign) like in the formula above.

To highlight differences between column A and B, create a rule with the formula `=$B2<>$A2`

If you are new to Excel conditional formatting, please see How to create a formula-based conditional formatting rule for step-by-step instructions.

#### Example 2. Highlight unique entries in each list

Whenever you are comparing two lists in Excel, there are 3 item types that you can highlight:

- Items that are only in the 1
^{st}list (unique) - Items that are only in the 2
^{nd}list (unique) - Items that are in both lists (duplicates) - demonstrated in the next example.

This example demonstrates how to highlight items that are in one list only.

Supposing your List 1 is in column A (A2:A6) and List 2 in column C (C2:C5). You create the conditional formatting rules with the following formulas:

Highlight unique values in List 1 (column A): `=COUNTIF($C$2:$C$5, $A2)=0`

Highlight unique values in List 2 (column C): `=COUNTIF($A$2:$A$6, $C2)=0`

And get the following result:

#### Example 3. Highlight matches (duplicates) between 2 columns

If you closely followed the previous example, you won't have difficulties adjusting the COUNTIF formulas so that they find the matches rather than differences. All you have to do is to set the count greater than zero:

Highlight matches in List 1 (column A): `=COUNTIF($C$2:$C$5, $A2)>0`

Highlight matches in List 2 (column C): `=COUNTIF($A$2:$A$6, $C2)>0`

#### Example 4. Built-in rule to compare 2 lists and highlight duplicates or uniques

If you are one of those power users who mostly rely on functions and formulas, you may have missed this amazingly simple way to compare two columns in Excel :)

- Select two lists you want to compare. If they include different numbers of cells or are located in non-adjacent columns, select the first list, press and hold the Ctrl key, and then select the second list.
- On the
*Home*tab, go to*Conditional Formatting > Highlight Cells Rules > Duplicate Values.* - Select either
**Duplicate**or**Unique**from the left-hand side drop-down list, and choose the desired format from the right-hand side drop-down. If you are not happy with any of the predefined formats, click*Custom format...*and set the Font or Fill color to your liking. - Click
*OK*and you are done!

## Highlight row differences and matches in multiple columns

When comparing values in several columns row-by-row, the quickest way to highlight matches is creating a conditional formatting rule, and the fastest way to shade differences is embracing the *Go To Special* feature, as demonstrated in the following examples.

#### Example 1. Compare multiple columns and highlight row matches

To highlight rows that have **identical values in all columns**, create a conditional formatting rule based on one of the following formulas:

`=AND($A2=$B2, $A2=$C2)`

or

`=COUNTIF($A2:$C2, $A2)=3`

Where A2, B2 and C2 are the top-most cells and 3 is the number of columns to compare.

Of course, neither AND nor COUNTIF formula is limited to comparing only 3 columns, you can use similar formulas to highlight rows with the same values in 4, 5, 6 or more columns.

#### Example 2. Compare multiple columns and highlight row differences

To quickly highlight cells with different values in each individual row, you can use Excel's **Go To Special** feature.

- Select the range of cells you want to compare. In this example, I've selected cells A2 to C8.
By default, the top-most cell of the selected range is the active cell, and the cells from the other selected columns in the same row will be compared to that cell. As you can see in the screenshot above, the active cell is white while all other cells of the selected range are highlighted. In this example, the active cell is A2, so the

**comparison column**is column A.To

**change the comparison column**, use either the Tab key to navigate through selected cells from left to right, or the Enter key to move from top to bottom.**Tip.**To select**non-adjacent columns**, select the first column, press and hold Ctrl, and then select the other columns. The active cell will be in the last column (or in the last block of adjacent columns). To change the comparison column, use the Tab or Enter key as described above. - On the
*Home*tab, go to*Editing*group, and click*Find & Select*>*Go To Special…*Then select**Row differences**and click the*OK*button.

- The cells whose values are different from the comparison cell in each row are highlighted.If you want to shade the highlighted cells in some color, simply click the
*Fill Color*icon on the ribbon and select the color of your choosing.

## How to compare two cells in Excel

In fact, comparing 2 cells is a particular case of comparing two columns in Excel row-by-row except that you don't have to copy the formulas down to other cells in the column.

For example, to compare cells A1 and C1, you can use the following formulas:

For matches: `=IF(A1=C1, "Match", "")`

For differences: `=IF(A1<>C1, "Difference", "")`

To learn a few other ways to compare cells in Excel, please see How to compare strings in Excel.

For more powerful data analysis, you may need more sophisticated formulas and you can find a few good ideas in the following tutorials:

## Formula-free way to compare two columns / lists in Excel

Now that you know Excel offerings for comparing and matching columns, let me demonstrate you an alternative solution that can compare 2 lists with a different number of columns for matches (duplicates) and differences (unique values).

Ablebits Duplicate Remover for Excel can search for identical and unique entries within one table as well as compare two tables residing on the same sheet or in 2 different worksheets / workbooks.

For the purpose of this article, we will be focusing on the second feature, which is called **Compare Two Tables** and is specially designed for comparing two lists by any column(s) that you specify. The comparison of two data sets **by several columns** is a real challenge both for Excel formulas and conditional formatting, but this tool handles it with ease.

#### Compare 2 lists by several columns in 6 quick steps

Supposing you have 2 tables of data and you want to find duplicate rows based on 3 columns - *Date*, *Item* and *Sales*:

**Step 1**. Assuming that you have the Duplicate Remover for Excel installed, select any cell within the 1^{st} table, and click the **Compare Two Tables** button on the ribbon to start the wizard. This button resides on the *Ablebits Data* tab, in the *Dedupe* group.

**Step 2**. The wizard picks the entire table and suggests to create a backup copy of the original table, just in case. So, simply make sure your 1^{st} table is selected correctly and click *Next*.

**Step 3**. Select the 2^{nd} table by using the standard *Select range* icon . If both tables reside in the same workbook and have similar column names, there's a great chance that the second list will be fetched automatically as well.

**Step 4**. Select whether to search for matches or differences:

- Duplicate values - look for matches, i.e. items that exist in both tables.
- Unique values - look for differences, i.e. items that are in Table 1 but not in Table 2.

In this example, we select **Duplicate values** and click *Next*.

**Step 5**. This is the key step where you **select the column pairs** you want to compare in 2 tables. In this example, we are comparing 3 columns - *Date*, *Item* and *Sales*.

For the wizard to find the matching columns automatically, click the *Auto Detect* button in the upper-right corner. If the columns have different names in both tables, you might need to select the right column manually by clicking the little black arrow next to the Table 2 column on the right-hand side:

**Step 6**. In the final step, you choose how to deal with the found items and click *Finish*.

The following two options deliver the results comparable to Excel formulas and conditional formatting that we've discussed earlier in this tutorial:

**Add a status column**- adds a new column with "Duplicate" or "Unique", like Excel IF formulas do.**Highlight**- shades duplicate or unique rows like an Excel conditional formatting rule.

In addition, you can choose to **delete** the duplicate entries, **move** or **copy** to another worksheet, or just **select** the found items.

In this example, I've decided to highlight duplicates in the following color:

And got the following result in a moment:

If we chose *Add a status column* in the previous step, the result would look as follows:

This is how you compare and match columns in Excel. If you are interested to try this tool, you are welcome to download a fully functional trial version. And if you like it, we will happily offer you the 15% off coupon code that we've created especially for our blog readers: AB14-BlogSpo. It works both for the Duplicate Remover tool purchased as a separate product and as part of Ultimate Suite for Excel.

If you want to have a closer look at the formulas discussed in this tutorial, feel free to download the Compare Excel Lists workbook. Thank you for reading and see you next week!

### You may also be interested in:

- How to identify duplicates in Excel: find, count, filter, and more
- How to highlight duplicate cells and rows in Excel
- How to remove duplicate values and rows in Excel

it very useful

This was extremely helpful and thorough. Thank you!

I've a problem in counting the number of appearing of the data in 2 adjcent cells in a same row.

Say the row is filled with alphabet randomly, I want to find the times that "B" appears immediately adjacent to "A".

Thank you.

Paul

Hello Paul,

Please try the formula below for your task.

=COUNTIF(A1:F1, "*AB*") + COUNTIF(A1:F1, "*BA*")

Hope this helps.

I am wondering if possible to take column A make a match to the bestest (does not have to be 100% exact) match in column B and to say be able to copy that information back to where I want it to be. Doing some url links from data feed and testing idea's like this and hoping to come up with a better answer than doing it by hand. I got 519 rows in column A (menu name for links for website, etc) and 7546 rows in column B from data feed with the end to the links I want to make. Column A is say Women's Active Clothing Or Womens Active and Column B (has in the 7546 rows) a match like clothing & accessories > women > active (this is exact of how they look). I want to match them up then make a url out of it later like mysite.com/products/category/clothing & accessories > women > active to assign to menus like Women's Active Clothing. If any one has an idea please let me know. Am test trialing the software but yet not figured out or if possible to do some thing this hard

Hello, Rod,

For us to be able to assist you better, please send us a small sample table with your data in Excel and include the expected result. Thank you.

Need some help please. I have 3 separate cells, each ca contain variable data

e.g. Cells A1 and A2 can contain one of the following P, p, pi, pe,F, f, -, untested, Cell A3 can contain P,p,F,f,-,untested - what I want as a result in A4 is - If A1 and A2 and A3 all contain P or p(i or e also)then ALL OK, IF A1 or A2 or both contain an F or f but A3 = P or p then A4 should read T OK but prob. If Ai and A2 have P,p,pi,pe but A3 is F then A4 should read T OK up to x-point. If A1,A2 and A3 all contain an F or f then A4 should read T F

Hope you can help - Many Thanks

Thanks.. helpful

Helpul excel functions

Thanks, the info was very helpful...

Very useful. Very through. Fantastic

how to check column 1 caste oc; column 2 male or female

how to count caste oc how many female and how many male ?

Hello Ram,

It sounds like you need to add a Pivot Table. We assume your data look the following way:

- Select your data, go to Insert tab in Excel and click on Pivot Table

- Drag column 1 to Rows

- Drag column 2 to Columns and to Values

You will get a count for each oc the following way:

Hi there, the article is very helpful, however I struggle with comparison where some empty cells are included.

Your "Compare multiple columns for matches in the same row" Example 1 is what I was searching for, but it doesn't work if there are empty cells in between.

Say A1= MARK, B1= MARK and C1 is empty, the function gives an error. How can I ignore those empty cells and still the answer to be "match".

Thanks!

Hello Yulia,

If blanks occur only in one of three values in the same row, please use the following formula:

=IF(AND(IF(AND(NOT(ISBLANK(A1)),NOT(ISBLANK(B1))), A1=B1, TRUE), IF(AND(NOT(ISBLANK(A1)),NOT(ISBLANK(C1))), A1=C1, TRUE), IF(AND(NOT(ISBLANK(C1)),NOT(ISBLANK(B1))), C1=B1, TRUE)), "Full match", "")

If you may have blanks in two of three values in the same row, please use this formula instead:

=IF(COUNTBLANK(A1:C1) > 1, "",IF(AND(IF(AND(NOT(ISBLANK(A1)),NOT(ISBLANK(B1))), A1=B1, TRUE), IF(AND(NOT(ISBLANK(A1)),NOT(ISBLANK(C1))), A1=C1, TRUE), IF(AND(NOT(ISBLANK(C1)),NOT(ISBLANK(B1))), C1=B1, TRUE)), "Full match", ""))

Hi Irina,

actually I have found another option: =IF(AND(OR(A1=B1;B1="");OR(A1=C1;C1=""));"ok";"error")

A little bit primitive, but for the purpose works good

Thanks

Yulia

Hi, I need help with a formula. In my example, I am comparing dates between 2 columns (production dates), and I highlight only rows where the dates do not match. I wish to add to the existing formula, so that the comparison (and highlight) is not made if a third column is >1 (which would mean the order has already been produced). My intent is to focus on as-yet unproduced orders, and eliminate the highlight on orders already in stock.

Thank you!

Hi Joseph,

You can create a conditional formatting rule, choose to "Use a formula to determine which cells to format" and enter the following formula:

=AND($A1<>$B1, $C1=1)

Here columns A and B contain dates, and column C is the one to check for value "1":

Hi all,

I would appreciate your help with the following:

I would like to compare two columns, let us say Column A and Column B, looking for duplicates. If a value in Column A has a match value in Column B, I would like to format the cells of the same duplicate value with the color (the colors are random and different for each match). This is if A12 = B30, the color will be red. And if A20 = B1, the color is green and so on.

Regards,

Ali

Hello Ali,

I'm sorry, but there is no simple way to do this. You can have a custom tool developed for you, but as soon as there are over ten values that have duplicates, you can only use the color shades that may be difficult to differentiate.

It may be better to create a conditional formatting rule to check duplicates of a particular value in column A and in column B, then change the rule to see the duplicates of the next value, and so on.

I need a mark to find duplicates in an excel sheet.

The problem with the records are, they are not exactly the same.

There is always one or more field(s) that differs from each other.

I want to have an automatic way of recognizing this cases.

Hello,

It sounds like our Fuzzy Duplicate Finder add-in will help you:

https://www.ablebits.com/excel-find-similar/index.php

It lets you specify the number of different characters and make the found values identical if necessary.

Please help me! I have 2 column a and b. "A" column have frutis information. "B" column have rates. The problem is a and b both have duplicate values. A have multiple time "orange". "B" have different rates sometime same rate. I have to find out does the orange has same rate all the time or different rate. If same rate than it has to display match if different rate. Than mismatch

Hello Gokul,

You can use our Duplicate Remover add-in:

https://www.ablebits.com/excel-remove-duplicates/index.php

- Select your table and click on the Dedupe Table icon;

- Select columns A and B to compare rows of values;

- Choose the option to "Add the Status column"

The add-in will mark those rows that have the same fruit names with the same rates.

Hi Irina Kindly give me your email so that I attach my illustrated problem.

Thanks in advance.

Hi Hermann,

You can send the description of your task with a sample spreadsheet to support@ablebits.com. Please include the name of the blog post and the number of your comment.

I need Example 3. Highlight matches (duplicates) between 2 columns for bank Reconciling because this problem

Column A Column B

2 match 2 Match

2 match

this case only one 2 match

Great, Thanks a lot.

Hi Dear

I have a problem to compare figure in the same row. How can i find out the row if the difference between them is more than double.

I want to keep index data with two columns (A, B) and find word in A in C column.. if A matches in C, add B in D column. Please help me with this.

Example:

Column A

New Jersey

Texas

New YORK

Column B:

NJ

TX

NYC

Column C:

New Jersey

New Jersey

New York

New Jersey

Texas

Texas

New York

New Jersey

Result should be in Column D:

NJ

NJ

NYC

NJ

TX

TX

NYC

NJ

State Code

New Jersey NJ

New York NYC

Texas TX

If state is found in any where in the sheet.. the result should come in another column with state code.

State State

New Jersey

New Jersey

New Jersey

New York

Texas

New York

New Jersey

Texas

Texas

New Jersey

New Jersey

New Jersey

Hi,

I have 6 digit alphanumeric data in Column A and B. Both are not in order and in different series. Few numbers in column A and B are same. how to find out common numbers in both column with a color highlight.

Thank you,

i have 2 columns a and b if the value of a and b column is "yes" the result should be displayed in c column as "resolved" but if either a or b has value no it should display as Followup,

i was able to apply the formula in c column but when the value of a column or a and b column both becomes no it displayes as false not the Followup what part i m missing

=IF(a:a="YES",IF(b:b="YES","Resolved","FOLLOWUP"))

I have two sets of data to compare: Column A to Column D, and Column B to Column E. How can I write one formula to look for matches or differences? For example:

Column A Column B Column C Column D Result

12345AA AEP 12345AA AEP True

12345AB AEP

Sorry, I somehow posted before I was done writing..

I have two sets of data to compare: Column A to Column D, and Column B to Column E. How can I write one formula to look for matches or differences? For example:

Column A Column B Column C Column D Result

12345AA AEP 12345AA AEP True

12345AB AEP 12345SS HMA False

I hope this makes sense.

Thanks!

Liz

Hi.. I have a data to sort.

As the numbers are not in sequence in each coloumn,

How can i make them in sequence to each other side by side.

Eg:

Column A Column B

211 212

212 214

213 215

214

215

What Im looking for is to sort column B data side by side with column A. I have 6000 numbers to sort right now.Thank you.

What it should be Eg:

Column A Column B

211

212 212

213

214 214

215 215

Hi I want to compare just first 10 digits of the two cells.What formula can I use.

Did you find an answer for this Deeba? I need it too

I wann compare this two colum in One Colum

Hi!

I would like to check if the ask how to check two columns (one reference, one data) to another two columns even if they are not same in order. For example:

1) WORK 1 2) WORK 2

REFERENCE DATA REFERENCE DATA

001 RED 005 YELLOW

002 BLUE 001 RED

005 YELLOW 002 PINK

** REFERENCE 001 AND 005'S DATA ARE MATCH WITH WORK 2 DETAILS.

BUT FOR REFRENCE 002, DATAS ARE NOT MATCH WITH WORK 1 AND WORK 2

Even if they are not in the same order, by matching the reference and the data, I need to have a formula to know what details are not match for Work 1 to Work 2.

Please help me with this.

Thank you!

Hi,

can you please tell me how to take the difference of dates in cases like:

STARTTIME

24-MAR-16 09.25.20.859619000 AM

ENDTIME

24-MAR-16 09.25.23.028557000 AM

Hello,

I am struggling with how to compare values, and if there is a match, insert a new column. For example, sheet 1 has:

Column A has server names, and will contain duplicates (column B contains application name, multiple app's can run on the same server)

Another spreadsheet (sheet 2) has unique server names by Datacenter (1 Excel sheet for each datacenter). I planned on copy/paste it into column D on sheet 1. If there is a match between column A and D, add a value (the value would be the same each time, as I am pasting only datacenter 1, then datacenter2, etc.) for the Datacenter into column C.

Hope that made sense, and thank you in advance!

I think I found a useable way to get this done, but not ideal. I'll compare the values, if it matches, write MATCH in column C. Then just replace the word MATCH with the Datacenter I am running it for. After a few runs, I'll be done, since I will paste one DC at a time. :-)

I need to sort column A where there is a duplicate number in red text. All numbers that don't have a duplicate red text number need to be removed.

Thank you very much, these notes are really good and helpful for analysis.

Best,

Sameer

Thanks a TON!!!!!!

Hi ,

I wanted to find similar occurrences of string between two columns, If Column 1 text=Marks , then i need to find how many 'marks' in column 1 have 'pass' or 'fail' in column 2.

Hai

i have a big doubt to find the duplicate values and match the duplicate data's actual values

I'm trying to find how to write a formula for this scenario (pseudocode as follows): If Status="A" and dueDate contains a value, OR if Status = "C" (No dueDate info needed in this part), then it's True. Is there a way to have a formula order similar to If(OR((Status="C"),AND(Status="A",dueDate""),True, False))), or am I completely off track? Thank you in advance!

how to get the sum for the folowing values in excel with out draging the mouse

ColumnA ColumnB

1234

1234

1234

1234

1234

how to get the sum for the folowing values in excel with out draging the mouse

ColumnA ColumnB

1234 05:00

1234 03:30

1234 05:00

1234 03:30

1234

how to get the sum for the folowing values in excel with out draging the mouse

ColumnA ColumnB ColumnC

1234 05:00

1234 03:30

1234 05:00

1234 03:30

1234 05:00

1234 03:30 =Totalhrs?

5678 05:00

5678 03:30

5678 05:00

5678 03:30

5678 05:00

5678 03:30 =Totalhrs ?

I want total hrs of 1234 and 5678 in columnC with some formulas urgent please

I would like to compare two different spreadsheets. The first spreadsheet has several names that are the same but with different criteria. Ex:

First column will have:

John Smith

John Smith

John Smith

John Smith

Peter Tom

Peter Tom

Peter Tom

Charlie Jones

Charlie Jones

Second column next to John Smith will have

Apples

Oranges

Pears

Bananas

On another worksheet I have John Smith then next to it Pears. What I want to do is to see if John Smith that has Pears is on the first worksheet.

Can anyone assist me?

Hi.. I would like to compare 2 different spread sheet data in excel. each spread sheet contains 15 columns and 1000 records. I would like to write a formula to know whether the spread sheet one data is matching with all the columns of spread sheet two or is there any change in each column. please let me know.

Hi, I need to show in a cell the number of rows that have value in any of the cells in it and give me the column titles.

example CFGA

3

because: there were three rows in the celection that had value only in columns CF and GA out of celected 4 columns.

Will greatly appreciate it.

Hi can someone help me how i can compare two sheets columns and that compared cells has to be seen in other sheet. i consider it will very great i mean it may more visible

Thanks very informative content

Sorry, that earlier post was accident :)

Hi!

How can I make Excel sheet which compares Game result to my quess? And then I get points depends how good was my quess.

Here is small Example

Result My quess Points

0-1 0-2 4 winner right and one value right

1-1 1-1 10 Both values right = 10 points

1-1 2-1 0,5 One value right

1-2 0-3 3 Winner right, both values wrong

0-0 1-2 0 Both values wrong

hi....

I need a help to compare two sheets but it should compare the entire row only if there first column matches.

for example:

Sheet1

Row ID Order ID

32298 CA-2012-124891

26341 IN-2013-77878

25330 IN-2013-71249

13524 ES-2013-1579342

Sheet2

Row ID Order ID

32298 CA-2012-124891

26341 IN-2013-77878

25330 IN-2013-71249

here suppose row number 2,4,6 are blank or u can say contains other data. But need to compare row only when rowID matches...

32298==32298 but they are in different row numbers

row to row cheque the same the

numbar

I've been searching for a solution to this, but have so far haven't found an answer.

In a soccer league consisting of several matches there are a number of two differing outcomes to a specific criteria.

Here's a summary:

League and Result

ASIA: East Asian Championship Won

ASIA: East Asian Championship Lost

ASIA: East Asian Championship Women Lost

ASIA: East Asian Championship Women Won

AUSTRALIA: Brisbane Premier League Won

AUSTRALIA: Brisbane Premier League Lost

AUSTRALIA: Brisbane Premier League Won

AUSTRALIA: Brisbane Premier League Lost

AUSTRALIA: Brisbane Premier League Lost

AUSTRALIA: Brisbane Premier League Won

AUSTRALIA: Capital Territory Won

AUSTRALIA: Capital Territory Won

AUSTRALIA: Capital Territory Won

AUSTRALIA: Capital Territory Won

AUSTRALIA: Northern NSW Lost

AUSTRALIA: Northern NSW Won

AUSTRALIA: Northern NSW Lost

AUSTRALIA: Northern NSW Won

AUSTRALIA: Northern NSW Lost

AUSTRALIA: Northern NSW Won

AUSTRALIA: Northern NSW Lost

AUSTRALIA: Northern NSW Lost

What I want to do is create a report that lists each league and counts the number of Wins and Losses in each:

League Criteria

ASIA: East Asian Championship Won 1

ASIA: East Asian Championship Lost 1

ASIA: East Asian Championship Women Lost 1

ASIA: East Asian Championship Women Won 1

AUSTRALIA: Brisbane Premier League Won 3

AUSTRALIA: Brisbane Premier League Lost 3

AUSTRALIA: Capital Territory Won 4

AUSTRALIA: Northern NSW Lost 5

AUSTRALIA: Northern NSW Won 3

I've looked at Pivots, and that goes some of the way there. But I can't figure out how to count the number of wins and losses in each of the leagues.

Many thanks :)

Its very good site, which is useful and saved my one week manual effort.

Regards,

Satish

Hi I have beeen stuck in a problem I have data with mulipt column with simlier values but different lenght =INDEX($B$2:$B$6,MATCH($D2,$A$2:$A$6,0))

but problem is i have four columns withe common values in one two or three oe all four like your banan expmale so i want to extract the rspective values for common values in multiple columns how it will work tell me please or some other method

I have 2 excel worksheets. 1st sheet contain 900 names with details in 9 columns.

2nd sheet is with 600 names (which are available in above 900) but with different details in 6 columns.

I want to merge the details of 2nd list of 600 with those details of 600 available in the 900 name list.

How to do this.

Hi,

I have 1 spreadsheet with 4 separete text tables. Each table contains a code on the first column and a description on the second.

How can I highlight the mtaching letters sequence or identical words on the second column (description) of two considered tables?

I have large amount of data,

Example

COL-A " PIPE SEAMLESS API 5L Gr. B PSL2 NACE+HIC 3/4"(20 MM) SCH 80 PLAIN END ASME B36.10M "

COL B- " PIPE SEAMLESS API 5L GR B PSL2 NACE + HIC 0.75 SCH 80 PLAIN END ASME B36.10M "

I want to find the difference in content of cell,

e.g in example difference between COL-A & COL-B is {3/4"(20 MM) & 0.75}

Can anyone help?

I read this article and its great but I haven't found solution to my problem.

I need to compare every to cells in a column that belongs to same object in 2 rows.

I mean for each object (out of many objects) I have 2 rows and multiple columns and for every each of this columns I need to compare every 2 cells (that are one row after another) to see if the data is the same, if not then I need to highlight the 2 cells.

I hope someone can understand me and answer me. I need some condition or maybe to write a command in Macro.

I have a spreadsheet that needs to be alpha dominant where column A is a lower alpha character and column B wants to be a higher alpha character relative to column A.

An example of this is.

Column A Column B

ABC DEF

However, if the columns A and B values are flipped where it is not the correct output such as will be incorrect.

Column A Column B

DEF ABC

I need a formula to weed out the lower alpha to higher alpha issue on a spreadsheet with thousands of rows.

Thanks

kindly help me to assign the remarks of attendence as excellent, good or bad based on the student attendence. It will be mentioned in range as 95-99 as Excellent,90-94 as good, 85-89 as average and like.

kindly reply

Hi Manoj,

You need nested IF functions for this. For example:

=IF(A2>=95, "Excellent", IF(A2>=90, "Good", IF(A2>=85, "Average", "Poor ")))

I've been using a column compare macro which gives me the data (which is there in column A but not in column b) into column C AND the data (which is there column B but not in column A) into column D. I'm trying to find out the formula used to make this macro.

Thanks!

Hi,

your description is actually very clear and helpful,thanks a lot. But with my data set it didn´t work for some reason. I want to compare two columns with gene names to find genes which are in column A and in column B, so i tried your example "Example 3. Highlight matches (duplicates) between 2 columns" respectively "Example 2. Highlight unique entries in each list", but unfortunately no cells were marked although there are duplicates. Do you have any idea why this happened?

Thanks a lot!!

Thanks for tutorial. The comparing can be done with Excel Vba Codes .The compare process can be made with Excel Vba Worksheet.Countif Function .

Two columns in different worksheets were compared in this template .Found different results as entire row were copied to second worksheet .

Codes :

"Dim stk, msb As Worksheet

Set stk = Sheets("Page1")

Set msb = Sheets("Page2")

Application.ScreenUpdating = False

sat = (msb.Range("A" & Rows.Count).End(xlUp).Row) + 1

For i = 2 To stk.Range("A" & Rows.Count).End(xlUp).Row

If WorksheetFunction.CountIf(msb.Range("A2:A" & msb.Range("A" & Rows.Count).End(xlUp).Row), stk.Cells(i, "A")) = 0 Then

msb.Range("a" & sat).EntireRow.Value = stk.Range("a" & i).EntireRow.Value

msb.Range("a" & sat).Interior.ColorIndex = 22

sat = sat + 1

End If

Next

...

"

Template at :http://goo.gl/ZeOwa2

# Name TYPE

abcd Abbott Nails

abcde Cost Comedy

baco Lion Mane

zhty Bear Paw

zhty Bear Paw

The above is a simplified version of my data however there are numerous rows and columns but overall I would like to identify unique values across columns and rows simultaneously by documenting it with a 1 as unique or a 0 as it occurred in previous rows across columns.

# Name TYPE Nails Comedy Mane Paw

abcd Abbott Nails 1 0 0 0

abcde Cost Comedy 0 1 0 0

abcde Cost Comedy 0 0 0 0

baco Lion Mane 0 1 0 0

baco Lion Mane 0 0 0 0

zhty Bear Paw 0 0 0 1

zhty Lion Mane 0 0 1 1

That output looked funky so I wanted to clarify:

Col. A = #

Col. B = Name

Col. C = TYPE

Col.D = Nails

with 1 and 0 in data which shows a 1 as a unique listing throughout the rows above and columns A – C.

Col. E = Comedy with the same statement as above with 1’s and 0’s

Col. F = Mane ….

Col. G = Paw ….

I have a product if statement but it’s not working properly

see below

=IF(SUMPRODUCT(($A$2:$A2=A2)*($B$2:$B2=B2)*($C$2:$C2=C2))>1,0,1)

….It’s not providing 0’s where there is repeat data across the columns based on the rows above. If it were working it would place a 0 rather than 1.

Thank you Everyone!

Hi

i need to compare one column to all the rows present in Second column.can someone answer?

USE THE FN EXACT.. FOR MATCHING TWO CLM

Hey sir if I'm having 5 cells in 2 columns say column A and Column B.

with entries like.

Column A Column B

1. B21 Rojer

2. B11 Rojer

3. A11 Adam

4. A11 Adam

5. C22 Chris

6. C22 Chris

How can I select the row 1 and row 2 which are having different code for same name Rojer

Data validation list A =a1:a10

Data validation list b =b1:b10

link cell D1

my problem is if selected list from List A or List B cell D1 change automatically any formula or any solution

Somebody to help me....

Dear all,

I have a huge problem...

I have two rows A and B,

Values in column A (3,4,4,5,5,6) in column B (3,3,4,5,6,6), I wont to compare this two column

3 with 3 nothing

4 with 4 nothing

4 with x 4

5 with 5 nothing

5 with x 5

nad reverse (if you dont have in column A, have in column B) also to be in column C.

If you understan (match just once number by number), if aleready match to give me value.

Tnks a lot, to all.

if column A has names and column D has dates. Is there a way to highlight equal dates that belong to the same name?

Hello Jonathon,

You can create a conditional formatting rule with the following formula:

=COUNTIFS(A:A, A1, D:D, D1)>1

Hello.. I now actually trying using Index match/IF function to try to index the value from “ColE” onto “ColB” , by matching “ColA” compare with “ColD”.

For my eg.

Shown below “Urr” got 3 different value in “ColE” how to I match and insert the three “Urr” with the different number

result in “ColE” onto “ColA” with the same exact result number should appear in “ColB”???

And “colA” “Usw” data still match with “ColD” “Usw”even is not in the same row?

something like new data replace with original data orderly, plus without deleting original data if the data don not appear in new data.

Eg.

ColA

Doman

Urr

Usw

ColD ColE

Doman 1234

Urr 12345

Urr 12345

Urr 12346

Hi i currently using index and match function in excel, to auto match and index the value back, if i put a set of new data to compare with my original data.

But however sometime a new data had a multiple result , how to i auto insert a row on the original data columns for the multiple result?

this is my formula code : =INDEX($L:$L,MATCH($A:$A,$K:$K,0)) it could match and bring back the index value back i wanted ... but those with multiple result it only return back to the first result it show.

regards istillanoob

Hi,

Let say that column A has 2 cells and are as follow:

A1 : 10

A2 : 20

And in column C there are 2 cells as follow:

C1 : 10,20

C2 : 20,10

In cell B1 I want that it searches in A1 cell that is 10 and if the first number in column C is 10(that is C1 and not C2), it copies cell C1 in B1.

Hello,

I want to know can we compare this type cells

Cell A

Sorry,

I posted before completing the question

I want to compare likewise

A B C

Danta,Alex,John,Ryan Alex,Ryan,Danta,John True

John,Alex,Ryan Alex,John,Danta False

Michelle,Rob,Sean Michelle,Rob,Sean True

Afternoon,

I want to put a conditional format in column B.

I have a target number in column A and input Actual in B.

I want a conditional format in B

if the number is same as or above target in A then "fill" the cell otherwise no fill.

610 0 - no fill

1525 915 - no fill

610 0 - no fill

610 710 - fill

610 610 - fill

305 0 - no fill

Thanx for such an informative article over excel,still struggling to find the solution ,Pl help if possible.

I've two columns in which one column say B having exhaustive values,while in another say column A ,some values are missing.How to ascertain either through Vlookup,Countif or If,which values are missing. Here,it is to be noted that all data in A is in column B,but vice versa is not true. Just wanted to know missing data. Pl help in getting formula for the same.Total entries in column A is less than column B(vertically) Plzz..

Hello Avinash,

If my understanding of the task is correct, you need to identify the values that are present in column B, but not in column A. If so, you can use the following formula:

=IF(COUNTIF($A:$A, $B2)=0, "missing", "")

Where B2 is the topmost cell with data, ignoring column headers.

When you copy the formula down the column, the word "missing" will appear in the rows containing data in column B that do not appear anywhere in column A. To get a list of missing values, apply Excel's auto-filter, filter the formula column by "missing" and copy the filtered values in column B.

Yes its working. Thank you so much. Grateful for the support.

Hi Guys,

Need your advice.

How to check duplication of two numbers in two different column, with the two number provided in different sequence order. sample as in below.

Column A Column B Column C (result)

1234 2341 A=B

Dear,

Need your advice.

How to take data from two columns to another table ie. if we have two columns and having some data true and false so i need to separate true data and false data in another table

Hi, whuch formula should I use if I want to compare 2 excel sheets. 1 has been revised and 1 has no changed.

please help!!!! Thank you

Hello Michelle,

Please check out the below tutorial, you will find a few solutions there:

How to compare two Excel files for differences

I fully comprehend, by virtue of your tutorial, as to how to compare two excel files for differences. But then I need learn how to compare the two excel files (and also the two/more columns/rows within an excel file) for matches or similar entries.

Thanking you in anticipation.

i love you.

Hi, I have two columns.

column A: a list of 60 different distinct computer hardware in every cell.

Column B: over a thousand combination of not only including from 0 up to 10 computer hardware, but also have brand names in each cell.

All I want to achieve is to display in column C what are those computer hardware A shown up in B, in the same row as in column B.

Thank you for your time.

Hello

I have two excel sheets

One sheets boys sheet mention name, gotra, year, qualification salary

second sheets girls mention name, gotra, year, qualification salary

how we can match it

Hello Chandan,

Please try Duplicate Remover Wizard to see if it can help with your task.

Please use the link below to download and get additional details:

https://www.ablebits.com/excel-remove-duplicates/compare-tables-duplicates.php

List 1 List 2

1 a

2 a

3 b

3 b

1 a

3 c

1 d

Hello, please help me in the above example. I want to check if list 1 and List 2 has same row values. Like first row is same as the fifth so row 3 and 4.

WHat formula should I use.

Hello Ashok,

Please, you can use the following formula:

=IF(COUNTIFS(A:A,A2,B:B,B2)< 2,"no match","match")

I need a formula to count how many times column A has a ON and NS that represents a CU in column B. In the case below ON and NS represent a total of 3 CU's in column B

A B

ON CU

BC CU

AB CU

ON CU

NS CU

NS BA

Eg. =+COUNTIFS(QtradePartners!B3:B136,"=ON",QtradePartners!B3:B136,"=NS",QtradePartners!C3:C136,"=CU") ... THIS IS NOT WORKING and I think it makes sense that it doens't work... Anyone help?

Hello Marc,

Please, you can use the following formula:

=COUNTIFS(A:A,"ON",B:B,"CU") + COUNTIFS(A:A,"NS",B:B,"CU")

I have a Google spreadsheet with 50 separate titled sheets with one that I have labeled as Forms_Received. All sheets are different meetings that we have going on and I need to compare a column in all the sheets with the Forms_Received sheet and have a column in all the sheets marked with "Y" if a form was received on each of the sheets. I would prefer that the "Y" be an exact match from the column in the Forms_Received sheet, since it will have a linked document attached to the "Y". What formula should I use? If you need to see what I am talking about, please let me know.

Thank you,

Thanks a lot,

It saved me couple of hours.

I have 2 sheets. 1 has a column with 14 digit numbers representing products. The 2nd sheet has a column with 10 digit numbers also representing products. Product descriptions are different in each sheet. I want to verify the list of 10 digit numbers are included within the sheet with 14 digit numbers. Can you help? Thanks!

Hello Jen,

For us to be able to assist you better, please send us a small sample table with your data in Excel and include the expected result. Thank you.

Hi- Thanks for your post. I have another requirement.

I have two columns ex A and B. In col A is a list of employees and Col B is list of employees (kind of sub set of Col A), Col B can contain all the employees present in Col A, but if any employee left in this month then that employees name will be removed from Col B. Also Col B can contain new employees as well.

So end of the month I want to run a report and show that Which all employees Of col A is present in Col B , list them in a new col C, and also Column C also should list out if any new employees names are found in column B and put that also in Column C.

Can you help?

Hello,

I have two data sets (sheets), first columns in both the sheets have data that can be matched. Based on the first columns, I want to create a new data set having the expanded data for each of the columns.

Thanks.

Hello Rishikesh Shetty,

Please try Merge Tables Wizard to see if it can help with your task.

Please use the link below to download and get additional details:

https://www.ablebits.com/excel-lookup-tables/index.php

Hi ,

How to compare two cells whether another cell contains same word,

Location Code Description Location from part no Status

LEAF SPRING FRONT REAR AXLE PARABOLIC SPRING FALSE

Thanks

Hello E Sivakumar,

Please, you can use the following formula:

=IF(A1=B1,"match", "no match")

I have some items and rates in one table, other table I need to type item name and get relevant rate to next column in same row Table1 Table2 Item. Rate. Item. Rate. A. 3. D. ? B. 4. A. ? C. 6. B. ? D. 4. E. 1. .... Z. 4.

Thanx. it helped me.

Hello,

I am trying to do a comparison between 2 columns for values only. In one column, the value is 13 while the other I am comparing it to is 13.0. None of the methods I have tried return a match.

Is there a way to compare for a match in value of the two without having to reformatting the columns to match?

Thank you in advance for any help that can be provided.

how to convert excel data to note pad text transpose (T). and need to add some ad some special character with the text

Very helpful. Thanks so much!

I need a formula to count how many times a specific range of numbers occurs twice in a row.

Example: how many times a number between 1 and 9 occurs at the same time in column C and D

1, 7, 9, 14, 20, 27

1, 3, 4, 5, 14, 21,

2, 3, 4, 17, 22, 23

4, 5, 7, 8, 20, 24

16, 17, 18, 20, 21, 22

The answer is 2 times

I thought I could use:

=COUNTIF(C1:C379,"<=9") + COUNTIF(D1:D379,<=9")

But it is adding the number of times the range occurs in column c to the number of times the range occurs in column D. What I need is the number of times the range occurs in column C and D within the same row, or in other words, at the same time.

Thanks!

Hello good evening,

I need small help. So I need to get how many same numbers repeats in Column A that matches same value in column B. Example How many times 38692 repeats in column A and has value of $5 in column B? Can anyone help me with that please

A B

38770 $10.00

38692 $5.00

38692 $5.00

38692 $5.00

38692 $10.00

38769 $10.00

38692 $5.00

38692 $5.00

38692 $10.00

$0.00

$0.00

38694 $10.00

$0.00

38694 $10.00

$0.00

Is it possible to compare for certain values two different sheets of same Ms Excel file?

Excellent website, thanks.

I would like to know how to compare a range "A1" of file names with a directory and return the date the file was last save to a each matching cell in range "B1"

Need a formula based on below criteria:

I have two cells, A and B,

if the difference btw A & B is less than 6 or equal to 6, "No Change"

if greater than 6 and less than 9, "Slight Change"

if greater than 10 "Significant Change"

Also the formula should override the difference with positive numbers, even the B is larger than A, vice-versa

Please help!!

As a step in a bank reconciliation, I am comparing two list of $amt. I do have a unique identifier in one list but not the other, just $ values.

I want to compare the $values and find a "unique" match. Meaning, say I have $155 twice in list 1, three times in list 2.

Is there a way to id the match 2?

With a unique identifier in both list, two column match with condition formatting would work fine.

It a large volume of data, please help!

I need help writing a formula to find matches between a column in SHEET1 and a column in SHEET2. Goal is to get "Match" inserted into Column B, SHEET1 if there is a match between Column A and Column B.

I tried:

=IF(A2=$SHEET2$,B2,"Match","") but this didn't work. Can someone help me out please!

Data:

Column A, SHEET1

12AB1250

12AB1251

12AB1252

Column A, SHEET2

12AB1250

12AB1251

12AB1252

12AB1253

12AB1254

12AB1255

Thanks in advance!

Good day

I`m a marine engineer.I am just creating a worksheet where if a parameter in column F is greater than a parameter in columnn I by 0.03(P4>Pd>0.03),A separate column say H has to highlight each row as Abnormal with cell bgrnd as red.Would you please help me on this

Thanks in advance

Allan

i want add the data with different uniqe item below following table

item data

1 4

2 3

1 2

3 2

2 3

1 1

how to Compare table columns in excel

for example

Table -1

Col A; Col B; Col C;

Roll No. Std. Name Result 1 semester (total Marks)

1 A 50

2 B 40

3 C 55

Table -2

Col A; Col B; Col C;

Roll No. Std. Name Result 2 semester (total Marks)

2 B 45

4 D 60

1 A 60

3 C 50

I Want to Result like that

Table -1 Table-2

Col A; Col B; Col C; Col D; Col E; Col F;

Roll No. Std. Name Result S-1 Roll No. Std. Name Result S-2

1 A 50 1 A 60

2 B 40 2 B 45

3 C 55 3 C 50

4 D 60

Could you described please how i could solve this as Table 2 match with table 1 and sort and place the record on same row

thanks

Hi, kindly help me derive a proper formula for this problem. I am using two sheets Sheet 1 & Sheet 2 in excel 2013. I created a drop down value (1-15 & 1-15) in the first sheet using data validation to derive two numbers in two different cells. In the second sheet I have created variables (with 1-15 in one cell and 1-15 in another cell) to derive a result in the third column). Say, in the first sheet I have one column no. of factories (1-15) & No of Managers (1-15). In the second sheet I have created the variable; No. of Factories, No of Manager & in the third row their Operating hours:

No of Factories: 1/2/3/4/5/....

No of Managers: 1/2/3/4/5/....

No of Operating hours: 8 (in case 1,1), 15 (1, 2), etc.

Now in the first sheet I want to use the drop down values to enter what i want to know and get the result using a formula.

Kindly help me with this.

Hello I have 10 values in Col A and 3 values in Col B. I want to highlight only values that match col A with Col B and mark others in a diff color . How do i do it?

Col A Col B

1 1

2 6

3 9

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

Col A Col B

1 1 Match

2 No match

3 No match

4 No match

5 No match

6 6 match

7 No match

8 No match

9 9 match

10 No match

Excellent resource. I have two worksheets. one with 25,000 rows and the other with 63,000 rows and i want to find out the complete match of sheet2 to sheet 1, the ones without any match and others with at least 90% match. please how do i go about this. thank you

not working the below formula in excel 2016, please guide if any changes on this?

=IF(COUNTIFS($CU2:$CU59862,CU2, $CA2:$CA59862,CA2, $FL2:$FL59862,FL2, $DA2:$DA59862,DA2, $DV2:$DV59862,DV2) >1, "DUPLICATE ROW","")

Hi,

I have an sheet with columns from January to December where people make contributions on monthly basis. A person's contribution is the same through out the year.

I would want a formula that shows if someone is contributing the same figure throughout the year or not, kind of like "True" and "False" formula but it should be checking in all the columns thus January-December and not just two columns whose formula I know is =A2=B2

Thanks.

HELP!

Would you please help me?

It is really important.

What i want to do is this

compare columns for any two or more cells with the same values within the same row and hightlight individual rows after matching

I have 20 different columns that i need to compare for any two or more duplicate cells among them

How can i do that with the simplest way?

Thank you

Hello, Kostis,

Please try Duplicate Remover for Excel:

https://www.ablebits.com/excel-remove-duplicates/index.php

You can run it on pairs of columns several times. Select the first column as master table and the second as your lookup table. You can email a sample table with your data in Excel to support@ablebits.com for more detailed instructions.

Hi, I need to copy data from one cell to another on daily basis

Example,

A1 : =TODAY() //Changes Daily

B1 : =SUM(B2:B10) //Changes Daily

I need the B1 value to be copied on C1

Next day B1 value to be copied on C2

Next day B1 value to be copied on C3 and so on...

Waiting for your support

Thanks in advance

I need some help.

I am using vlookup to draw information from sheets A and B and then compare them side by side on Sheet C. The values happen to be in time format. I need to have a formula (or a quick system) to highlight the the cells so that I can quickly spot the different in the times and then correct them. The spreadsheet that I am using is already full of useful conditional formatting and so would really like it to just appear a different colour so that it gets my attention.

Any suggestions much appreciated

I am facing an issue of 10,000 row items contains data for visits.

data contains same name but different start date and end date

Shop Name Opening End

CRUSH TRUCKING STATION 12-May-11 22-Dec-14

SUPERIOR II FILLING STATION 11-Dec-13 14-Mar-14

INDUS FILLING STATION 13-Dec-13 21-Feb-14

INDUS FILLING STATION 21-Feb-14 17-Oct-14

SUPERIOR II FILLING STATION 14-Mar-14 23-Oct-14

INDUS FILLING STATION 17-Oct-14 25-Jan-15

SUPERIOR II FILLING STATION 23-Oct-14 16-Jan-15

SUPERIOR II FILLING STATION 16-Jan-15 08-May-15

Is there any solution for above to adjust columns in start and end date in same shop name

Hi

I need to make filter for unique value that created by multi user once per month per user than we need to calculate the QTY of the unique number per user

Example for my Question:

transaction_date Value User_NAME

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1/1/2017 1222889205 MarK

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2/1/2017 1222889205 Mac

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4/1/2017 1254879863 Eva

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21/2/2017 1225478962 Jake

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4/5/2017 1254879863 Eva

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5/5/2017 1254879863 Eva

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1/6/2017 1254793658 Mac

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1/6/2017 1254793658 Jake

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6/6/2017 1254793658 Eva

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**my Solution

Month user Count for uniqe value

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jan MarK 1

Mac 1

Eva 1

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Feb JaKe 1

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May Eva 1

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Jun Mac 1

JaKe 1

Eva 1

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Appreciate your support thanks

any feedback

Hi,

Hopefully someone can understand what I am trying to do here.

I am currently going through some spreadsheet files and I would like to find case based non-duplicates e.g.

Column A Column B

Row 1 Harry Potter Ron Weasley

Row 2 harry potter Ron Weasley

Basically I am looking for true non-duplicates where the case of the text is concerned, the above example using the method I am currently using (Conditional formatting and Highlight duplicate values) will mark the above A1&A2 example as a duplicate even though the case being different, I would like a solution to mark the A1&A2 entry as a non duplicate by any visual method to differentiate from an actual true duplicate entry e.g. B1&B2, note I do not want to manipulate the data to become true duplicates just want to highlight the case differences.I'm cross examining two Rows with about 40-50 Columns, in a multitude of files.

Is what I am trying to achieve possible?

Any and all help will be appreciated.

Kind Regards

Jack

Hello, I have been trying pull some matching data with little luck. I have 2 data sets 1 with demographic information and one with home sales information. Both have addresses I have broken down by: home number, direction,street name. These data sets are on 2 different sheets. How do I find matching: home number, direction, street name on each sheet? Hopefully that makes sense.

Hello.

I need help on this issue. I wan to compare values of 2 columns. These values, even though they same, are not necessarily arranged in same order or may not even be of same string, eg.

Jason Paul Macaulay Macaulay Paul

J P Macaulay Jason Paul Macaulay

Macaulay Jason Jason Paul Macaulay

Macaulay Paul J P Macaulay

Hello,

I need help on this issue. I want to compare values of 2 columns. I want a visual marker that will highlight (or mark as a duplicate) as long as any value of one column is contained in the other column.

Hello,

I need assistance with this. I want to compare values of 2 columns. I want a visual marker that will highlight (or mark as a duplicate) as long as any value of one column is contained in the other column.

I have a spreadsheet with over 100000 service name entries, however the service name can be named slightly different on several rows. I want to know if there is a formula which can highlight any mis matches in column B And C. For example the service is APERTURE but I can be known as APERTURE-CONT or APERTURE-UAT, however the owners name is different. I don't fancy going through all 10000 lines so was hoping there may be a formula that can highlight this

SERVICE Owner First Name Owner Last Name

APERTURE JOE BLOGGS

APERTURE-CONT JOE BLOGGS

APERTURE-UAT DERREN YOUNG

Need help,

I'd like to be able to compare two cells with unique strings

Ex. A1 = xyz0_ok_hmu1-ty

B1 = ok1_ty

I want it to be able to recognize that it is similar to a minimum of 2 ordered letter matches and be highlighted as "similar". If it is able to ignore multiple delimiters, that would be cool too.

btw, the strings are a bunch of acronyms that doesn't make sense, and people have their own way of writing it therefore there are a lot of differences and minimal similarities.

Hello, Earl,

I'm afraid that existing Excel functions won't help since the comparisons are too vague, if I may say so. We can only advise you to try and use Fuzzy Lookup Add-In for Excel from Microsoft.

Thanks so much for this TA; this just saved me a LOT of time!

I'm trying to pull information from one spreadsheet into another, where the combination of two cells of data in each spreadsheet match exactly.

Each spreadsheet contains two columns that contain the exact same data:

Spd 1 - Column D> Work Order

Spd 1 - Column M> Contract Unit Name

Spd 2 - Column I> Work Order

Spd 2 - Column Q> Contract Unit Name

Spd 2 - Col VInvoiced Amt

So where Spd 1, Col D and Col M = Spd Col I and Col Q, Import the value in Col V into Spd 1 Col O (Invoiced Amt)

Data sample:

Spd 1:

Work Order Contract Unit Name

E.724292.C.03 NRE-ROW AGENT BEA

E.724292.C.03 NRE-ROW AGENT I

E.731518.C.17 NRE-EXISTING RIGHTS LEVEL I

E.731518.C.17 NRE-EXISTING RIGHTS LEVEL II

E.732518.C.17 NRE-PROJECT COORDINATOR

E.732518.C.17 NRE-TITLE SEARCH I

Spd 2:

Work Order Contract Unit Name Invoiced Amt.

E.724292.C.03 NRE-ROW AGENT BEA 100.00

E.724292.C.03 NRE-ROW AGENT I 75.00

E.731518.C.17 NRE-EXISTING RIGHTS LEVEL I 125.00

E.731518.C.17 NRE-EXISTING RIGHTS LEVEL II 175.00

E.732518.C.17 NRE-PROJECT COORDINATOR 95.00

E.732518.C.17 NRE-TITLE SEARCH I 200.00

Do I use MATCH and INDEX and what would my formula look like?

Hi All,

Is it possible to compare my example below ? i need to compare column a + b in column c + d . my problem is on column a there is same values . please help me to create formulas if possible

column a column b column c column d

64571 75 64351 72.1

64351 72.1 64571 75

64571 73 64571 73

Hello There, i am kind of stuck with manipulating the excel worksheets.

Scenario : Compare the cell text in two excel and replace range of value in sheet two with Values in Sheet one. Any guess how can we achieve this ?

Scenario : Wanted to Pull the Values from Sheet one With all the Cells containing abc*(text)in sheet 1 and Copy the same Text and adjacent 3 Values from each row.

Sheet 1 :

row/col Col1 col2 col3 col4

row1 123 abcde ghk 143

Sheet 2 :

row /col Col1

Hello There, i am kind of stuck with manipulating the excel worksheets.

Scenario : Compare the cell text in two excel and replace range of value in sheet two with Values in Sheet one. Any guess how can we achieve this ?

Scenario : Wanted to Pull the Values from Sheet one With all the Cells containing abc*(text)in sheet 1 and Copy the same Text and adjacent 3 Values from each row.

Sheet 1 :

row/col Col1 col2 col3 col4

row1 123 abcde ghk 143

Sheet 2 :

row /col Col1 col2 col3 col4 col5

row1 abcde ghk c143

Not understand the question dear.

Scenario1 :

Check text "abc.AD" in sheet one, and return the next two cell values in sheet two.

Note: The unique text is not in same column.

Sheet 1 :

Col10 Col11 Col13 Col14 col15 abc.AD Test NOP

abc.AD Ext NOP

abc.AD Int NOP

Let me know if this helps

The spread sheet contain two column. In first column there is only the level i.e., Block, GP and Village and in another there is name contain of the respective Block, GP and Village. Let me know how I can manage the sheet that looks like in this manner as follows

Block GP Village

Block Name GP Name Village Name

(if there is 10 village then it is shown in row wise)

GP Name Village Name

Your page is excellent; your team is very helpful. I'm struggling with an issue. I have one sheet where I would like to highlight only the rows where values duplicated in the first column where the there are differing values in the second column. Duplicates are allowed in the first column. Duplicate values are allowed in the second column, also. However, duplicated values in the first column should always be paired with the same value in the second column. If not, then highlight all rows where first column contains the same duplicated value.

Thank you.

Col-A Col-B Format

1 C Highlight Row

1 C Highlight Row

1 D Highlight Row

2 A No Highlight

2 A No Highlight

3 E No Highlight

4 C No Highlight

5 A Highlight Row

5 F Highlight Row

Hi, I need help with a formula.

The Formula for blank cell was very helpful Thanks.

I have two formula with is correct answer, i combined the formula but there is error.

Formula 1 -

IF(OR(C3="",D3=""),"Single Punch",IF(AND(C3>A3,D3>=B3),"LATE",IF(AND(C3>A3,D3<B3),"LATE/EARLY",IF(AND(C3<=A3,D3<B3),"EARLY","PRESENT"))))

Formula 2 -

IF(AND(IF(AND(NOT(ISBLANK(C3)),NOT(ISBLANK(D3))), C3=D3, TRUE), IF(AND(NOT(ISBLANK(C3)),NOT(ISBLANK(D3))), C3=D3, TRUE), IF(AND(NOT(ISBLANK(D3)),NOT(ISBLANK(C3))), D3=C3, TRUE)), "Absent", "-")

Would you Please help me find solution.

Actual Time Log Time Remarks

In Time Out Time In Time Out Time

11:00:00 AM 8:30:00 PM 10:50:00 AM 8:40:00 PM PRESENT -

11:00:00 AM 8:30:00 PM Single Punch (This should be absent) Absent

11:00:00 AM 8:30:00 PM 11:30:00 AM 8:35:00 PM LATE -

11:00:00 AM 8:30:00 PM 11:00:00 AM 7:00:00 PM EARLY -

11:00:00 AM 8:30:00 PM 11:30:00 AM 5:35:00 PM LATE/EARLY -

11:00:00 AM 8:30:00 PM 8:45:00 PM Single Punch Absent (This should be SP)

11:00:00 AM 8:30:00 PM Single Punch Absent

Please help

Hi Meli,

As i can see it's time sheet of employee. I understand your query. But without sample sheet i am unable to put formula here. so share any short sample sheet fot add formula.

In Time Out Time In Time Out Time

11:00:00 AM 8:30:00 PM 10:50:00 AM 8:40:00 PM = PRESENT

11:00:00 AM 8:30:00 PM - - = Single Punch (This should be absent) Absent

11:00:00 AM 8:30:00 PM 11:30:00 AM 8:35:00 PM = LATE

11:00:00 AM 8:30:00 PM 11:00:00 AM 7:00:00 PM = EARLY

11:00:00 AM 8:30:00 PM 11:30:00 AM 5:35:00 PM = LATE/EARLY

11:00:00 AM 8:30:00 PM 8:45:00 PM - = Single Punch Absent (This should be SP)

11:00:00 AM 8:30:00 PM - - = Single Punch Absent

How to Salve This Prablem

KS IN_Kirana Stores KSN Kirana Store New

KS IN_Kirana Stores KSN Kirana Store New

KS IN_Kirana Stores KSN Kirana Store New

PS IN_Pan Shop PSA Paan Store

PS IN_Pan Shop PSA Paan Store

KS IN_Kirana Stores CSA Kirana Store New

CS IN_Kirana Stores KSN Kirana Store New

KS IN_Kirana Stores KSN Kirana Store New

KS IN_Kirana Stores KSN Kirana Store New

KS IN_Kirana Stores KSN Kirana Store New

KS IN_Kirana Stores KSN Kirana Store New

PS IN_Pan Shop KSN Paan Store

CS IN_Cosmetic Store CSA Cosmetic Store

Hi,

Below is a sample of the data I have. I want to match the data in Column A and B. If column B is not matching column A, I want to add a row and copy the data from Column A to B. For example, "4" is missing in column B, so I want to add a space and add "4" to column B so it will match column A. I have a large set of data, so I am trying to find a different way instead of checking for duplicate values in the two columns and manually adding one row at a time. Thanks!

A B C D

3 3 Y B

4 5 G B

5 6 B G

6 8 P G

7 9 Y P

8 11 G Y

9 12 B Y

10

11

12

11

12

I have a sheet in which I am trying to find out that a particluar cell value will happen on which date. I have a column where there are equal installments of 2 Lakhs and there is column beside it containing dates starts from 01.04.2017 and ends on 01.01.2024 for those installments. Now, if for the first installment customer pays only 50,000 till 01.10.2017 then how can I find using the formula that from which date the overdue is coming and how much?

If in one column there are name entries with negative and partly failing values associated with them and in another column there are name entries with positive yet yet highly conservative values associated with them, how do I sort the dump the negatives, eliminate the failing and merge into a single positive highly conservative list so that I can quickly get to the golf club?

Hello,

Very useful, but I need help comparing two columns. I want it to be able to tell that google inc is the same company as Google ABC, or that Brown university is the same as University, Brown. It would be helfpul if the matches are highlighted. Thanks!

EX:

Column 1 Column 2

google inc. Capital one

Brown University University, Brown

Visa Google ABC

I have two column that,the value to be matched with the another one another`s criteria column. First column contains exact number and second column contains number with description.

Suggest me further..

Product Id Current profit Margin Last yr profit margin

123 51% 49%

126 53% 50%

129 55% 51%

132 57% 52%

135 59% 53%

Mark red color for the cells where last year profit is greater than current year profit and color pink for the product id which is red cells

have to find using conditional formatting

Hi,

Context - i have 2 versions of a document. In it i have 2 tables with alphanumeric values which i want to compare to see if any changes have been made in the recent version.

Requirement - i want to compare the alphanumeric values of the two columns (one column from each table as mentioned above) tables and want to highlight only the part that has been changed instead of the whole cell and want the result in a third column.

Question - is there a resolution to the above scenario?

thanks, this page information help me a lot

Hello,

I am wanting to compare two columns of data and if those columns are equal, I'd like to execute a calculation.

I am using the formula:

=IF('Raw Data'!A:A=Analysis!A:A,SUMPRODUCT('Raw Data'!C:C,'Raw Data'!I:I)/SUM('Raw Data'!I:I))

This returns FALSE. How do I fix it?

wow!!!!!!!!!!!!great...thanks...really useful....

=IF(COUNTIF($A:$A, $B2 )=0, "REQUIRED", "NOT REQUIRED")

I want this formula to be stopped when $Bx is null...

I have 2 columns, each column have value. Is it possible to move a value beside its same value? for example:

Column 1 Column 2 OUTPUT

1 1 1

2 3

3 3

Hi,

I have 3 columns of data and am comparing Column 3 data with Column 1 and 2 for duplicates. I could use the conditional formatting but I was thinking if there is an excel formula that I could use?

Column 1 Column 2 Column 3

15 14 12

12 17 11

11 18 14

10 17 16

20 25 15

Thank you.

Hi

I have tow columns of data. in column2 there is sum of data of column1 how i can compare tow columns and recognize which numbers is sum one number in other column? for example column1 is contains 1,2,5,3,6 and column 2 is 8,9 how i can determine 8 in column2 is sum of which numbers in column 1

thank you

Hi,

I need to compare two columns that should be the same, but the data in each comes from different sources.

Both columns are dd/mm/yyyy hh:mm format.

My issue is that in one column, there's an extra " " between the date and time, and when I run my comparison =AND formula, the extra space is causing it to fail.

Can you suggest a way I can easily remove the extra space, or get Excel to ignore the extra space?

I need a formula that will help me identify duplicate parts/product at different pricing. When I use the conditional formatting on both columns all of the cells are highlighted because it's looking at just the columns as duplicates.

Hi, Eva,

I managed to do that in the following way:

1) I decided to use a helper column (C) that checks if the product (A1) is duplicated and its price (B1) is unique with the following formula:

=COUNTIFS(A:A,$A2,B:B,"<>"&B2)

If the condition is true the formula returns 0, since it can't find any duplicated products with unique prices. Otherwise, it returns 1.

2) I created a following conditional formatting rule:

=$C1>=1

and applied it to my table =$A:$C

As a result, I can see all the duplicate products with unique prices highlighted in yellow.

Try to do the same with your data, hope it helps!

I am working on aligning university rankings, as you can see the universities are ranked differently in 2008-2009. Is there a way to use excel to align the universities with corresponding rankings? There are hundreds of them for 12 years, so you can see it is mammoth task.

2008 2008 2009 2009

Sussex 26 cardifff 26

Cardiff 27 Sussex 27

Queen's 28 Reading 28

Reading 29 Sussex 29

Glasgow 30 Surrey 30

Birming 31 Strathclyde 31

Manches 32 Manche 32

Salaam everyone.

I have two excel columns each containing 63,000 values. I want to find out all the values where entries of column A are greater than those of column B. How can I do that?

Thanks in advance

Stay blessed.

Hello Fiaz,

You can enter the following formula in the first cell with data, say A1:

=IF(A1>B1, TRUE, "")

Then, copy the formula to the entire column. And after that sort or filter your dataset by the formula column.

Thank you very much. Its working. worth full article!

hi

i have three unequal column and i want to extract unique cells for first column in compare with two another columns. how can i do it?

hi, i need a formula to detect the values of the weight in a column and if it is more than the value then to add 7.50 but if it is less then the value to add 4.

so for example if the products weigh less than 0.4 then i need the cell to add 4 but if they weigh more than to add 7.5

Compare to worksheets Sheet2 to Sheet1, find sheet2 match and then return data sheet1 from in 1st cell of this matched column.

2 work sheets

1st sheet contains A=data to return (1234) + B-H data to match 456,789,012

2nd sheet contains criteria to match - look for 456 then return A (1234)

Is there a way where we can identify

1. % similarity

2. between 2 columns

3. With strings as data.

Example:

Column A | Column B | Match

Cat is back | Dog is back | 33%

Superman | Spiderman | 0%

Hi

I want to compare Data in 2 columns A and B and want to highlight the different words only. Eg . my A1 CELL contain Apple, Sweets, good

B1 cell contains

Apple, sweets, pizza, car

In above two cells in A1 good is extra word which is not present in CELL B1. Where as Cell B1 contains words " Pizza, car "which are not present in excel so how to highlight only these different words

I have lot of Data

Hi, Sandy,

I’m afraid there’s no way to highlight only duplicate words in Excel. All the formulas and our add-ins will select or highlight the entire cell.

I can only advise you to ask around Mr.Excel forum in case they come up with some VBA code for you.

I wish I could assist you better.

Hi,

What I'm trying to do is highlight a row if there is any text found in cells in column E and column I.

So it would look something like:

IF text in Cell E

AND

Text in Cell I

Colour row red

There will always be text in the E column, so I only need the row to highlight if there is text found in the I column.

How do I go about doing this?

Thanks in advance :)

Really amazing and simplifying the efforts.

Hi,

How to lookup the value if the 2 cells having same value, excel is considering 1st cell but not considering 2nd cell(It should be considered)

Example all the 4 cells having the code of 7555(Attachment below) here some of the row having different values and some of the column having different values

For me it should be added and required in another sheet

Code A B C

7555 395

7555 77 343

7555 158 262

7555 210

Name marks

A 9

C 8

D 20

Result to be

Name marks

D 20

A 9

C 8

Pl provide function in office 2007

Pl provide function in excel

Suppose data I column a and b

Name marks

C 9

D 14

E 20

Ans to be in column c and d

Name marks

E 20

D 14

C 9

Hi,

I have set of lab values in one column & reference range in another column. I want to highlight the lab values which are "Out of Range" & "Within he Range". Please let me know; how to do that.

thanks.....

Hello,

For work I am tasked with downloading customer Forecasts and updating our backlog accordingly. it is a very time consuming process. there are multiple parts that are on multiple different purchase orders with quantities and dates varying on a monthly basis. the changes are not that frequent but I have hundreds of rows to go through. I am looking for a way to quickly find changes that have occurred month to month however I need to hold reference to the part number, purchase order, quantity and date. have you any thoughts on how I may be able to do this?

Hello, William,

if I understand your task correctly, we have the add-in that may help you.

Please take a look at the Compare Two Tables tool from the Duplicate Remover add-in. With its help you'll be able to find unique records or remove duplicate values between 2 worksheets.

You can download a fully functional trial version to test the add-in and see if it work for you from this web-page:

https://www.ablebits.com/downloads/index.php

Hope this'll help!

How to compare 2 columns to find the match exist or not. I need the formula which compares B1 with A:A. If Match found 1 else 0. I tried =IF(B:B=AA, 1,0) didn't work.

A B

0001165186 0094713197

0001166595 0097094894

0001166619 0094640211

0001190181 0097058341

0001196342 0016685760

0001213475 0016748842

0001216979 0016760276

0001217648 0097012553

0001222292 0097075931

Hello, Sarah,

Please try this formula:

=IF(ISNA(VLOOKUP(B1,$A:$A,1,FALSE)),0,1)

A2- U 4 8 WENDLAND STREET PORT LINCOLN SA 5606

A3- U 1 5 SCANLAN STREET EAST BRISBANE QLD 4169

A4- U 16 7 BERYL STREET WESTMEAD NSW 2145

-----------------

B2- 4 8 WENDLAND STREET PORT LINCOLN SA 5606

B3- 8 HEIDELBERG STREET EAST BRISBANE QLD 4169

B4- 16 7 BERYL STREET WESTMEAD NSW 2145

When analyzing the differences in the above two data set. As you can see, A2 is similar to B2 (except for the letter U, which represents a Unit. For the purposes of my analysis, this is correct. As is A4 & B4). But clearly A3 is a different address to B3. How do i put a simple formulae in Except, which will extract the variations from two cells?

Thanks

Abs

i'm trying to track at what time of the day we have the biggest failure rate and highlight that time in the column. i have 5 columns, mon-fri. each column has rows broken into half hour increments. ex: row 4 is 8:30, row 5 is 9:00 etc. in the column in question, the value in row 4 is 10, row 5 is 19, row 6 is 27, row 7 is 31, row 8 is 60, and row 9 is 81. i can tell that the largest difference is between rows 7 & 8. is there a way to highlight row 8 to show that that is where the largest difference is? if so, how can i do it?

Thanks in advance.