# Comparing Columns And Mark Difference?

Oct 30, 2013

When comparing collumns to find out if the values are the same or different I use this formula:

=IF((A2)=(B2);"same";"different")In some cases I see the results are not OK. I see the same values but the result states "different". This might be caused by spaces around the value that does not exist in the other cell I think.

File is attached, the green marking show what I expect to see, the yellow marking shows what puzzles me.

## Mark Maximum Value In Range Block Based On 2 Columns

Mar 21, 2008

I have a long list of stock values (col C) arranged in time blocks so;

CREATE TABLES LIKE BELOW?B C M N

19:00 50.00 0 47.1
19:00 51.00 0 47.5
19:00 52.00 1 48.3
19:00 51.00 0 47.3
19:10 36.00 0 45.3 (nb time has changed)

etc

I need a routine that takes the following action;

When the value 1 occurs in col M row .. (it will only occur once in each time block) and N1 on the same row has the highest value [ 1 and 48.3 above] put 1 in column O on the same row else a 0.

If 1 occurs in column N (time block X) and the value in N is not the highest then store a 0.

This needs to be done for each time block.

It feels like this can probably done by an If or vlookup type of routine but I can't come up with one that works across blocks of times.

## Comparing Two Columns

May 5, 2014

1) if Column M has the value "School" then corresponding value in column N should have oly "Bus","Subject","Teacher". if values in Column B other than "Bus","Subject","Teacher" then the cell should populate RED Color.

2) if Column M has the value "College" then corresponding value in column N should have oly "Box","Madam","World". if values in Column B other than "Box","Madam","World" then the cell should populate RED Color.

## Comparing Columns ...

Dec 23, 2009

I have a table with many columns of data on sheet1

Is it possible to have sheet2 have ... oh I dont know... say 5 columns. In which I can choose the headers that correspond to the headers in sheet1. Therefore comparing the columns that I want simply by changing the header?

## Comparing Two Columns

Jun 1, 2007

What I'm attempting to do is analyze data on spread sheet. I've attached an example. what I need to do is compare columns "E" and "I". But I have numerous means of comparing the data. I think I will need three different formulas which is okay and am unsure if VBA is better. For example: I compare "E2" and "I2"...ect:
1) I would need to compare complete cell
2) I would need to compare the first three digits
3) I would need to compare the middle digits
If you towards the end you can see that some will compare to a BLANK cell if column "E" is ever blank. I first tried using countif but couldn't get it done. I only need totals that do not match in this category.i.e. 25 of 140 do not match.

## Comparing Two Columns In Excel Row By Row?

Jun 6, 2013

I have currently browsed the forums and have came up with a code to compare two columns from two separate excel books and then highlight anything matching with the CompareRange. Here is a few more details about the problem:

- I have two excel sheets. And data like this in each sheet:

(First Sheet) (Second Sheet)
-A B N O
-7 .7 3 .56
-6 .6 8 .45
-5 .5 9 .55
-4 .4 11 .2
-3 .3 8 .22
-2 .2 9 .55
-1 .1 8 .54

As you can see, given this example nothing should be highlighted once the macro is run since nothing from Column A or B from the first sheet matches directly with Column N & O from the second sheet. The problem is that with the macro (module) I have come up with will highlight "3" from Column A and ".2" from Column B, just because they appear in Column N & Column O respectivally. What I want: I only want a number to be highlighted if both the numbers "7" & ".7" are matched in the same row of Column N & Column O on the other spreadsheet. To be a little more precise, I'll give an example. Say I edited the data to be like this.

(First Sheet) (Second Sheet)
A B N O
7 .7 3 .56
8 .45 8 .45
5 .5 9 .55
11 .4 11 .2
3 .3 8 .22
2 .2 9 .55
1 .1 8 .54

With this data, I would want the second row of A & B ("8" & ".45") highlighted, while my error "3" of Column A and ".2" of Column B is not highlighted. Also, I would like it if row 4 of Column A & B ("11" & ".4") is not highlighted at all either, just because in O it is .2 and in B it would be .4 even though the 11's match. Attached is the macro/module I have entered in which is working kind of correctly but producing the mistake. And also, (kind of a lesser problem), both the files with data will have the same header, example would be if Column A & Column N both had "Dogs" as it's title in Row 1 and Column B & O both had "Cats" as it's title in Row 1. Is there anyway the macro can be adjusted so it compares those two columns between the two workbooks without me even having to select or assigning a range?

HTML Code:
Sub Find_Matches()
Dim Column1 As Range
Dim Column2 As Range

[Code]....

## Sort 4 Columns By Comparing 2

Aug 8, 2014

I have column A which contains a range of part numbers, and column B is an On Hand quantity of that part number.

Column C is just like column A, in that it contains the same part numbers but it has about 1,000 additional part numbers that are obsolete. Column D has the On Hand quantity for Column C.

Column A and B are old information as far as the On Hand quantities, where Column C and D are up to date On Hand. The problem is the old outdated part numbers in column C.

How do I make column A and column C match, but not lose their respective On Hand quantities? I know this sounds discombobulated, but basically I need column A's part numbers, with column D's on hand quantity.

Jun 7, 2009

I'm trying to compare addresses in a worksheet, column A and column C have the addresses in them, in column A there are 44063 rows and column C has 43751 rows , both columns should have the same number of rows in each column because they should have the same number of addresses in each column but they dont so what i need to find out is which addresses from column A arent in column C and which addresses in column C arent in Column A and have the result put in column D.

## Comparing Columns On 2 Different Workbooks

Dec 13, 2009

workbook1 column A has tag numbers, workbook2 column A also has tag numbers. I want to compare the 2 columns and if the tag number in book 1 is also in book 2 i want it to return 25B-F138-28-01 in column B workbook1.

## Comparing Data In Different Columns

Dec 4, 2012

I have need to do a comparison of 2 values located in different columns. As this is almost impossible to describe in text format, I have included a spreadsheet showing exactly the problem. Im sure the solution will involve INDEX and MATCH but every permutation I have tried has failed (possibly theres another way?).

## Macro For Comparing Columns

Apr 25, 2009

with hello and regards two all members and administrators
i have this table
COUNTRY1EXPORT\$COUNTRY2IMPORT\$SAME CODEEXPORT\$IMPORT\$30% MINOR
1019011710190294
102107410210138
10290161029029
10511271051111
105191271051970
106391271063947
10690191069047
…………
…………
…………
9617001996170018
9618005589618001
97011097097011027
9701901169701903
97050009705003
970600097060091,969

Column A: Country1 Export Code
Column B: Export value for Country 1
Column C: Country2 Import Code
Column D: Import value for Country 2
------------------- NOW ---------------------
i want to fill in Column E to H with a macro
Column E: same code in Column A and Column C
Column F: export value for same code (from Column B)
Column G: import value for same code (from Column D)
Column H: 30 percent of Minor Value
for example if F3 is 9000 and G3 is 1000 then H3 will be 2700 that is 30 percent of F3

## Comparing Criteria Across Columns

Nov 25, 2008

I need to compare data across two columns: the date a claim was filed (column T), and the date it was resolved (column AH).

On my summary worksheet, I'm displaying the claim details for each month. I need to show how many of the claims filed (T) in each month are resolved (AH) - and for this output I'm not concerned about when they were resolved. This lets us track if there's still money due to flow out of the coffers for old claims. For example, there were 5 claims filed in July, and 4 of them are resolved. I want my summary tab to return a value of "Completed" beside July when I enter the resolution date for that last one, and "Pending" until then.

All the fields I'm describing are formatted as dates - including the name of the month (eg, "July" is displayed because I've put a custom format of "MMMM" on 7/1/08).

I've been playing around with countif and sumproduct but can't quite figure this one out.

## Comparing Values In Two Columns?

Jul 13, 2013

There are two columns A and B and values there in

A B
1 1
2 2
3 3
4 4
9 5
10 6
11 13
15 15

As you can see there are certain numbers that are missing between column B and A. I want to know which of the numbers that are present in column B are missing in column A ...any handy calculation ?

## Comparing Text In 3 Columns?

Jan 28, 2014

I need to compair 3 columns of text and return a value in a forth colum. example:

If cell D2, E2, & F2 all = â€śFailureâ€ť return â€śPASSâ€ť in cell I2
If cell D2, E2, & F2 all = â€śPassâ€ť return â€śPASSâ€ť in cell I2

If any other combination exist return â€śFailâ€ť in cell I2

## Comparing Multiple Columns To One

Dec 22, 2006

I have data in column A which is the correct data. I also have data in other columns that I would like to compare to column A. If the data is the same, then it moves beside it, if not then it leaves a blank cell.

I have looked for macros and formulas to do this for ages but i cant seem to find one. Here is an example

BEFORE

A B C D
1 1 2 1
2 4 3 2
3 5 4 4
4 7 5 6
5 - - 7
6 - - -
7 - - -

AFTER

A B C D
1 1 - 1
2 - 2 2
3 - 3 -
4 4 4 4
5 5 5 -
6 - - 6
7 7 - 7

## Comparing Data In Two Columns

Oct 1, 2008

Right now i have a list of data in text format....they are stock tickers. One column is about 2000 entries long and the other is 500 entries long. I need to compare the two columns together and highlight the entries in the long column when they match to an entry in the 500 column. I have tried so many different formulas and conditional formatting on my own and can't figure it out

## Comparing Two Columns Of Numbers

Aug 11, 2006

I want Excel to compare two columns of numbers. Column R has 1000 entries,
beginning with the number 1 and ending with the number 1000. Column S will
have from approx. two hundred to as many as six or seven hundred entries,
looking something like this: 3, 5, 6, 10, 11, 13, 14, 15, 18 . . . . . . 990, 992,
995, 996, 999, 1000. I want Excel to compare column S with column R and
display the difference in Column T. Column T will therefore look like: 1,2,4,
7, 8, 9, 12, 16, 17, 19 . . . . . 899, 991, 993, 994, 997, 998. I have to do
this multiple times, does Excel have a built-in function(s) that can do this or
do I need to write a macro? The numbers can be formatted as text if neces-
sary

## Calculate Difference Between Dates In Two Columns?

Mar 4, 2014

I'm just trying to calculate the difference between dates in two columns and applying conditional formatting based on if it is a positive or negative number. But when there is a null value in either of the date columns I don't want anything returned.

So far I'm either getting a 0 or a FALSE.

Column A = Date 1 Column B = Date 2 Column C = Formula

=IF(NOT(ISBLANK(B2)), B2-A2, )

## Calculate The Average Difference Between Columns

May 4, 2009

I am trying to determine the average reduction amount of appraised property values. I have two columns in my spreadsheet. Column H has appraised value of property. Column I has the accepted value of the property. Sometimes the accepted value is the same as the appraised value, sometimes it is reduced, and sometimes it is rejected.

I want to be able to find the average reduction amount when the accepted value is less than the appraised value and is not rejected.

Column H always shows a numerical value (i.e. \$250,000), but Column I may have a numerical value or show "rejected".

## Compare Two Columns And Return Difference

Sep 25, 2013

I have two columns of values and I want to compare them and return differing values. So I named the ranges "A" and "B" so if your in B but not in A I want that value in C.

I started with a vlookup but that doesn't seem appropriate to the way I was using it.

=VLOOKUP(B, A, A, FALSE)

Is there a function better for this.

## Average The Difference Of 2 Columns W/out A 3rd Column

Oct 19, 2006

I have two columns:

A B

1 10
2 9
3 8
4 7
5 6
6 5
7 4
8 3
9 2
10 1

I need a formula that takes the difference of the two columns (1-10, 2-9, etc.) and then finds the average for all of the differences. I don't want to have a third column with the differences and then take the average of those.

## Compare 2 Different Columns-show Difference

Jun 3, 2007

I'm looking at trying to view 1 large keyword phrase list of about 40,000 phrases to another large list.

All I want is a macro, I can assign a button to. Click it and in a new sheet it shows only the rows of data that are different.

I have tried googling it.

I found 1 that looked very good (Not that I really know anything about coding, but I couldnt get it to work.

I'm using excel 2007.
As a note the link was here.
[url]

I might as well post the code,, but I just couldn't get it to work, shame, because it sounds like it could be what I was after, I'll post it now, but if anyone can help me with this that would be great

Sub CompareWorksheetRanges(rng1 As Range, rng2 As Range)
Dim r As Long, c As Integer
Dim lr1 As Long, lr2 As Long, lc1 As Integer, lc2 As Integer
Dim maxR As Long, maxC As Integer, cf1 As String, cf2 As String
Dim rptWB As Workbook, DiffCount As Long
If rng1 Is Nothing Or rng2 Is Nothing Then Exit Sub
If rng1.Areas.Count > 1 Or rng2.Areas.Count > 1 Then
MsgBox "Can't compare multiple selections!", _
vbExclamation, "Compare Worksheet Ranges"
Exit Sub

## Calculate Time Difference From Two Columns

Feb 18, 2009

I want to calculate time difference from two columns,

00:00:18:4400:00:28:44
00:00:19:2400:00:29:24
00:00:34:7700:00:44:77
00:01:05:3200:01:15:32
00:01:05:3200:01:15:32

wanting the difference between col B and col a.
Sum doesn't work

## Show Percentage Difference Between 2 Columns

Sep 27, 2006

I have a spreadsheet which has a number of columns populated with a day number and below each day number there are some numbers. What I would like to do is to compare the values for Day1 with Day2, Day 2 with Day 3 etc. Is there a smart way to do this using VBA? I am enclosing an example to show what I would like the macro to do.

## Comparing Dates In Two Columns Using IF AND OR Statement

Apr 14, 2014

I'm trying to determine if one date meets the criteria to be considered 'on time'. I have two columns: estimated completion date and completion date. I want to compare the completion date to the estimated completion date and if completion date is <= completion date but is NOT = 1/1/2099 then I met my date. I've tried this several different ways and problem is I cannot make it work.

When estimated completion date is 1/1/2099 'on time' should be 'no'
When estimated completion date is not 1/1/2099 but is greater than completion date 'on time' should be 'no'
When completion date is <= estimated completion date and estimated completion date is not equal to 1/1/2099 'on time' should be 'yes'

And I have a null date to deal with also but if I can satisfy the first 3 criteria I can manipulate the null values manually.

## Comparing Columns And Matches Display

Jan 27, 2009

I have two columns of card numbers (16 digits) in text format, as column A and column B. In column C, I'm trying to figure out how to compare column A and B for matches, and display the match in column C, if there is a hit.

## Comparing Columns For Values Greater Than Each Other

Apr 27, 2009

I have two columns A and B. I need a count of how many times a value in B is greater than the same row in A. I don't want to insert a new column (e.g. for if statements to add up).

Can I insert a countif at the top to do that? I tried various countif variations but could not find the right one. Additionally any other option that does not involve adding new columns/rows.

## Comparing Columns Of Text And Calculating A Value

Oct 20, 2009

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

I have predicted and actual grades for each pupil in columns. I need to figure out how I can calculate an award point for this. i.e. if the predicted grade is an A and the Pupil gets a C this would be a minus 1 point score. I need to do this for all subjects and add a total.

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.

## Comparing Two Columns With Multiple Variables?

Apr 8, 2013

I am working on a survey analysis and I'm having trouble comparing two columns.

Ex. 100 surveys
Column A being age (scale of 1-5)
Column B being willingness to pay (scale 1-5)

I am trying to correlate age with willingness to pay by saying =countif(a1:100 = "1" and (B1:B100 = "1" and "2"))
Basically checking to see if the 1st age group has a strong willingness to pay; I would repeat with B1:B100 = "4" and "5".

## Logic For Comparing Columns In Excel

Jul 24, 2013

I have data in two cells.If both are different then it should display that column data with different color.

EX:

COL A COLB
1 1
2 1

If col b is not match with col A then it should display that col B value cell with some color.