Comparing two work books & Highlighting / Removing differences.

Dubyah

New Member
Joined
Mar 30, 2015
Messages
20
I have two rather large lists that need to be compared.

List #1 is a previous version of list #2

List number #1 may contain names that are no longer on list #2. I need some help creating a formula that detects the differences of list #2 from list #1 and either highlights the none matching names or removes them from list #1.


Any help is greatly appreciated. We can compare using a variety of identifiers CUSTOMER #, NAME, ADDRESS, Etc. not sure which one would be easiest.

Im not sure where to even start at the moment.

Thanks,
-Will
 

j_unsuitable

Board Regular
Joined
Oct 28, 2015
Messages
235
Hey

Wouldnt a simple vlookup work? If it finds something its in both lists, if it doesnt, it isnt.

Julian
 

Dubyah

New Member
Joined
Mar 30, 2015
Messages
20
Julian,

Your right, but how would I go about highlighting differences in a specific sheet? My Lists are rather large and are constantly adding and removing entries. My issue is that I cant simply remove entries without throwing of a variety of other formulas and exceptions. Id be happy to upload both lists with (sensitive data removed) and maybe you can play around with it... Time is on my side I don't need to have this working until the 21st of November.
 

j_unsuitable

Board Regular
Joined
Oct 28, 2015
Messages
235
I sure can take a look.

And you just want to highlight the unique rows that are not contained in both sheets or do you actually want to do anything to it?
Is it possible to add a column to the data or does the layout not allow that?
 

Forum statistics

Threads
1,081,860
Messages
5,361,737
Members
400,653
Latest member
ProParadox

Some videos you may like

This Week's Hot Topics

  • populate from drop list with multiple tables
    Hi All, i have a drop list that displays data, what i want is when i select one of those from the list to populate text from different tables on...
  • Find list of words from sheet2 in sheet1 before a comma and extract text vba
    Hi Friends, Trying to find the solution on my task. But did not find suitable one to the need. Here is my query and sample file with details...
  • Dynamic Formula entry - VBA code sought
    Hello, really hope one of you experts can help with this - i've spent hours on this and getting no-where. .I have a set of data (more rows than...
  • Listbox Header
    Have a named range called "AccidentsHeader" Within my code I have: [CODE]Private Sub CommandButton1_Click() ListBox1.RowSource =...
  • Complex Heat Map using conditional formatting
    Good day excel world. I have a concern. Below link have a list of countries that carries each country unique data. [URL...
  • Conditional formatting
    Hi good morning, hope you can help me please, I have cells P4:P54 and if this cell is equal to 1 then i want row O to say "Fully Utilised" and to...
Top