comparing two columns for missing data?

fmkjr

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I need to compare two columns of data and find the "missing" items.

Col A will be the items that should have "shipped". Col B are the items that shipped... There are always missing items... over 10K items are shipped on a daily basis and it is way too time consuming to go through each line to find the 500 or so that did not ship.

The missing items should be highlighted or "something" to indicate they did not ship.

thanks

frank
 

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pgc01

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Hi frank

You can use autofilter.

Write in C2

=if(countif($B:$B,A2)=0,"Missing","")
Copy down

Select column C, use autofilter and filter by "Missing".

You'll have all the items missing. If you want you can then copy them to another location.

Hope this helps
PGC

EDIT: Removed quotes in range
 

pgc01

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P. S. The first row should have the headers. For example in C1 write "Status"
 
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