Comparing Text In Cells..?

Jan 26, 2005

I have a spreadsheet that has long text sentences in each cell. I have a 2nd spreadsheet which is a slightly updated version of the first spreadsheet. The slight updates consisted of editing the odd word here or there out of the first spreadsheet.

Unfortunately, I didn't keep track of the changes I made, and I need to know what they are.

It's easy to tell if a change has been made, simply by comparing the cells. But I can't find an easy way to find out exactly what change was made. Comparing the cells a line at a time is very time consuming.

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Aug 13, 2009

I need to compare some cells, but sometimes one or two cells can be empty (but sometimes none of them)

e.g. A1 = January
B1 =
C1 = January
D1 = January
E1 =

and I need to compare this cells A1:E1 and if text in not empty cells is the same then write TRUE to F1 and if not write FALSE.

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Apr 14, 2013

I have an excel file with some data in it. I have two columns with one of four words in it. For simplicity I'll call them RED, GREEN, BLUE, and Yellow. A few columns over I have columns "Same" "Good" and "Bad". I'm trying to figure out a way to get excel to put a 1 in the appropriate column, if cell A1 is Red I need excel to look at the word in cell B2 and put a 1 in the "same" column if A1 and B1 are the same word. If the word in B2 is Yellow I need excel to put a 1 in the "Good" column. If the word in B1 is GREEN or BLUE I need it to put a 1 in the bad column. The tricky part is each of the four words RED, GREEN, BLUE, and Yellow have a different set of words that will be called "good" or "bad". So if the word in cell A1 if Green for example it will have a different set of good and bad color words.

So it seems I need four different functions depending on what word is in A1. In the column next to these lists of words I have the date which I'll need to use to give me the sums of same, good, and bad for each day. But first things first. I think I need to use a combination of IF functions and MATCH function, but I can't figure out anything that works. Below is what I'm hoping it will look like when I've got the right formulas.

First column
Second column


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Aug 15, 2012

I have attached a work book example of what i am trying to do.

Column D is what i originally did in terms of the formula and now i have to have a column display text dependant on what is in column A to C.

I was trying this formula =IF(b2>a2,"Start Target Missed",IF(c2="","Failed","Tracking")) However if this isnt working.

Is there anything i can do to change this?

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Jan 26, 2010

I've got a list of donor names, names listed multipled times in Column A, each row with different donation data. For instance:

Sheet 1

A1 - Mary Jones, B1- Internet Donation
A2 - Mary Jones, B2 - Silent Auction Purchase
A3 - Mary Jones, B3 - Event Ticket Purchase
A4 - Gary Jones, B4 - Foundation Grant
A5 - Gary Jones, B5 - Internet Donation
A6 - Sara Parker, B6 - Event Ticket Purchase

I want Excel to compare rows A1 and A2, and if the name has not changed, enter the donation data from Column B into another sheet that will just list that person's name once:

Sheet 2

A1 - Mary Jones, B1- Donation1, C1 -Donation2, D1 - Donation3
A2 - Gary Jones, B2 - Donation1, C2 - Donation2, D1 - Donation3 (which would return no value because there the name changes

Does this involve IF, MATCH or VLOOKUP formulas?

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For example:

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Jul 14, 2013

To make a long story short, I'm trying to compare formulas. I was able to copy the formulas as values.

There are hundreds of lines, each one with the formulas pasted as values, like '=SUM(G132:I132) / G30. What I want right now is to compare the text.

So, if for example:

the line for both parts of the pasted sum formula like '=SUM(G132:I132) / G30, I want a number 1 to be written in the adjacent cell (if '=SUM(G132:I132) / G30 is in A1, 1 should be written in B1).

However, if its is written '=SUM(G132:I142) / G30, than nothing should be written in B1.

Moreove, the line could have from 1 to characters. So it could be '=SUM(G1:I1) / G30 or '=SUM(G13200:I13200) / G30.

is the same, like of A1 is '=SUM(G1322), I want a number 1 to be written in B1

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If any other combination exist return “Fail” in cell I2

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file 1 would have following records

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file 2 would have
12345 KKKK 3210 ABCD

file 2 would have similar records but 3510 would have difference. What i need is " if 12345 and ABCD is matching then what is the difference value of 3510 and 3210 ? the result should be 300 . This i need as an output in another text file.

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I work in a School and need to create a points awards system based on GCSE Grades.

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I have attached a spreadsheet with a demonstration of what I require. I have created formulas to do what I require however I see it as terrible programming but I cannot figure out another more efficient way.

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If Me.VSLongQuant.Value <> Me.VSShortQuant.Value Then
MsgBox VerUnBal
If VerUnBal = vbNo Then
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I have VerUnBal as Long and defined as:

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I am creating for the pupils at my school. Comparing the grades they were predicted and have achieved I would like to give them a score.

I have already achieved this but it means wasting 3 columns for each subject to work it out. The ambition is to do all the working out and assign a point score value in 1 column.

The spreadsheet it attached if anyone would be kind enough to have a look and see if there may be a formula which will do what I need.

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I have two excel files. The data is arranged by column. I want to take 3 or more cells (from three different columns) from a particular row and match them up with three cells (in 3 different columns but in the same row). The three cells should be in the same row. However the matching row may appear in a different order in each of the two lists. When Excel finds a match, I want it to return true. How can I go about doing something like this?

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For example:

If game finishes 4-3 I'd like to compare it for every players guessed score and give points according to this:

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