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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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