Conditional Format Brain Fart

bobgrand

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Hello all,

I am struggling with what I think should be pretty simple. I checked around for examples and still stumble. Please help.

Column C has a number
Column W has a number

I need the cell in column W to highlight if it does not equal column C

Both of these columns should be equal.

CW
4545
6050
8080
4565

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Any help would be greatly appreciated

Bob :(
 

Fluff

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Select W2:W last row & use this formula
=W2<>C2
 

bobgrand

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Fluff,

That did not work. I highlighted column W8 thru W80, put that formula in the conditional format and everything highlighted red.

Bob
 

Fluff

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If the first cell is W8 then you need to use
=W8<>C8
 

bobgrand

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I did change the cell numbers. Everything is highlighting red.
 

Fluff

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That would suggest that nothing in W matches C, are the numbers entered manually or by formula?
If formula check for decimals.
 

bobgrand

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So sorry. I think this may be the problem.

The number in column C is derived by the following formula. I think the number in column C is not showing up as an actual number.

=IF(A8="","",MID(A9,1,FIND(" ",A8)))
 

Fluff

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In that case change the formula to
=IF(A8="","",MID(A9,1,FIND(" ",A8))*1)
It will convert them into numbers
 

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Glad to help & thanks for the feedback
 

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