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    Is there a compare function within Excel that will determine what data is on worksheet 1 that is not on worksheet 2

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    On 2002-03-04 13:57, janet wrote:
    Is there a compare function within Excel that will determine what data is on worksheet 1 that is not on worksheet 2

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    Have you tried using the MATCH function. The syntax is (copied directly from Excel's help):

    MATCH(lookup_value,lookup_array,match_type)

    Lookup_value is the value you use to find the value you want in a table.

    Lookup_value is the value you want to match in lookup_array. For example, when you look up someone's number in a telephone book, you are using the person's name as the lookup value, but the telephone number is the value you want.
    Lookup_value can be a value (number, text, or logical value) or a cell reference to a number, text, or logical value.

    Lookup_array is a contiguous range of cells containing possible lookup values. Lookup_array can be an array or an array reference.

    Match_type is the number -1, 0, or 1. Match_type specifies how Microsoft Excel matches lookup_value with values in lookup_array.

    If match_type is 1, MATCH finds the largest value that is less than or equal to lookup_value. Lookup_array must be placed in ascending order: ...-2, -1, 0, 1, 2, ..., A-Z, FALSE, TRUE.
    If match_type is 0, MATCH finds the first value that is exactly equal to lookup_value. Lookup_array can be in any order.
    If match_type is -1, MATCH finds the smallest value that is greater than or equal to lookup_value. Lookup_array must be placed in descending order: TRUE, FALSE, Z-A,...2, 1, 0, -1, -2,..., and so on.

    If match_type is omitted, it is assumed to be 1.

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