# Comparing two sets of data and finding differences

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Problem:

Columns A to C contain related data - (A)date, (B)number,(C) monetary value.
Column D is blank
Columns E to S contain related data - (E)date,(F)number,(G)monetary value,(H) to (S)analysis of data in column (G).

What I want to do is match and compare the numbers in columns B and F and populate column D with the difference betwen the monetary values in columns C and G. The numbers in columns B and F are sorted in ascending order and they should match but my problem is that there are gaps in the numbers resulting in columns A to C being about 9000 rows long and columns E to S being about 14000 rows long. I need to find what numbers are in column B but which are not in column F and vice versa. There is a \$500k difference in the totals of columns C and G and I need to find out where the discrepancy is !!

I tried comparing manually but it would take days to complete. Any help on saving time would be appreciated.

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Try using vlookup

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