Comparing Sheets using conditional formating

sax

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Hi,
I have two sheets with names (cca.1500). I have received third one filled with names which are supposed to be the same as the first sheets two consolidated. I would like to use Conditional formating to colour the names in first two sheets if they appear on the third one. Any suggestions? Maybe another approach?
Thanks in advance.
 

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Barry Katcher

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This is your combined sheet 3. Range name for column A is LookupList.
Book3
ABCD
1Barry
2Geri
3Stephen
4Gayle
5Frank
6George
Sheet 3


This is your sheet 1, with the first partial list. Select column A and use this conditional formatting:

Formula is: =NOT(ISNA(VLOOKUP(A1,LookupList,1,FALSE)))

and format for the pattern/font you want.
Book3
ABCD
1Barry
2Elf
3Geri
Sheet 1


Use the same conditional formatting for partial sheet 2
 

sax

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Thanks a lot for reply. Works just fine. Cheers !
 

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