# Comparing 2 Lists (names) And Finding Missing Values

Jan 23, 2014

I have a list of over 2000 names and need to establish which names from column A appear in Column B, as well as which do not appear in column B.

I attach an example : NameCheck.xlsx‎

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## Finding Unique Names When Comparing Two Lists

Jan 25, 2010

I have two different lists of names. One is about 3000 names long and the other has about 3500 names. I want to identify the 500 people that are not in the first list that are in the second. If there anyway to do this? I was going to put them in A-Z order and then go through and using an IF(A=B,"yes","no") and go through and insert new cell when ever it says no till it says yes BUT the functions start messing up when I insert a new row and it's taking way too long.

## Formula To Generate Unique List Of Missing Values By Comparing Two Lists?

Mar 28, 2014

Is it possible to have a formula that generate a Unique list (List 1 and List 2) of Missing values in List 2 by comparing two lists? Something like this

List 1 List 2 Missing in List 2
1 1 3
3 4 6
5 5
6 6

## Comparing Lists Of Names

Jan 21, 2010

My boss has given me a spreadsheet to put together for him, unfortunately i am not really an expert on Excel and i am at a loss as to how to do this.
This is what he wants:-

Column A : Policy Surname
Column B: Policy Forname
Column C: D.OB

Column F : Policy Surname
Column G; Policy Forename
Column H: D.OB

He wants to be able to cross check all the names in A with the names in F, and if any matches then also compare Column B with Column G. Again, if any matches then finally check Column C with Column H and pull the results

I would be extremely grateful if someone had an idea on this and could possibly give me a formula that could do this, or am i asking too much from Excel?

## Finding Fully Matched Duplicate Values In Two Lists

Nov 18, 2013

I have two lists and wish to compare them to identify duplicate values. I have used Duplicate Values in Conditional formatting but cannot find a way of ensuring an exact match. For example one list has the value 4150 and the other list has other values like 5641509 and 341508, both of which contain the string 4150 but are clearly not the same value. However, the conditional formatting is picking these up as duplicate values.

## Add Missing Data By Comparing With Another Workbook

Sep 18, 2007

I have been searching the forum for weeks now for an solution to my need, but was unsuccessful. I have two Workbooks. One is for tracking new enrollments in the school for whom I work named WVT.xls and the other is for tracking the school materials assigned to each student named 2007.xls (for inventory accounting). I need to streamline adding new enrollments names to both Workbooks by adding to only one manually and then using VBA code to update the names in the other workbook. The sequence would be to type the names into WVT.XLS and run a macro in 2007. XLS to automatically update the names. Below is the locations of the same named columns in each workbook.

First Name Last Name
WVT.XLS Column B Column A

2007.XLS Column B Column C

In 2007.XLS, there is a sheet for each school location that is represented by a unique school code. In WVT.XLS, there is one sheet for all enrollments from the start of distributing materials. Each row is a student. There is a column that contains the unique school code to identify in which school the student has enrolled.

## Comparing The Lists

Jun 9, 2009

I have two Excel lists. One master list (list A) contains all our email addresses from our customers. The other list (list B) contains a list of people who do NOT want to recieve emails. How do I take the emails from list B (there are 1,200 of them) and compare them automatically to list A? Basically if any email address from list B appears in list A, I want it to delete in list A.

## Comparing Two Lists?

Apr 3, 2012

I have two lists of data and am trying to write a formula that will return a "1" if the second list firstly contains one or more entries that are not in the first list and secondly the fourth cell on the same row of one or more of the entries not in the first list contains an "F".

The first list is in a sheet called "Select" cells J2:J7 and the second list is in a sheet called "Model" cells A2:A50. The second list will occasionally contain blank cells.

I have tried to use a combination of COUNTIF and VLOOKUP but am struggling to make any progress.

## Comparing Two Lists ..

Oct 1, 2007

I have two lists in the same sheet. List one spread over 3 columns contains all the possible postcodes available to my job, the second list once again over 3 columns contains all the postcodes my job is currently using.

How can I find out the Postcodes that I am not currently using from the available list. I am sure it is a simple Lookup command, but cant for the life of me figure it out.

## Comparing Two Lists

May 9, 2008

I have a worksheet that contains six columns (A-F). I am trying to compare the values found in column F (~50 values) with the values found in column E (~1500 values). Both columns contain unique values. The majority of values in Column F are contained within Column E. The goal is to run a function that returns all rows in column E that contain a value found in Column F. I've been trying VLookups and what not, but my overall goal is to match up all values found in Column F with the appropriate row that contains the same value in Column E.

First Name
Last Name
Utility
Email
Account Number

## Comparing Two Lists ....

Apr 30, 2009

I have a list of names, some of which occur several times, with values attributed to the names in the adjacent column. I want a list in which the names occur once and the all the values belonging to the name appear in the row the name is in. I have code which almost does it, but not quite.

My data looks like this example:

fred 10
dave 1
jill 4
fred 11
marc 74

I want:

dave 1,
fred 10,11
jill 4,
marc 74,

so I start with a list

dave
fred
jill
marc

and then run my code.

My code is:

Option Explicit
Sub Compare()
Dim ws1 As Worksheet, ws2 As Worksheet
Dim i As Long, j As Long, LR As Long
Set ws1 = Sheets("Deutsch")
Set ws2 = Sheets("Deutsch2")

It works fine for a while, then gives me an 'error 1004 object or application error' at always the same point, when it gets to row 144 in the destination list.

The editor tells me I should debug the line 'If ws1.Cells(i, 5) = ws2.Cells(j, 5)' in the second 'Do'-block in the code.

## Compare Two Similar Lists To Determine What Is Missing?

Jan 29, 2014

is there a formula I could use to compare two similar lists to determine what is missing, for example an old list of 200 lines and another of 275 lines, with a first column containing unique ID code.

## Excel 2003 :: Comparing Data To Locate Missing Fields?

Feb 8, 2012

I am in the process of comparing the data between 2 different sheets and the data on each sheet contains 2 columns of information. I am trying to find a way to compare one sheet to that same item on the second sheet and see if anything is missing, however the second sheet contains more information between the two columns and the rows are never the same during my comparison. I've tried Match, Lookup, Indirect, and if/then with an And functions and because the rows do not stay the same the data is not accurate. Here is a brief example of what I am working on:

SHEET 1
A B
1 Red Delicious Apple 125 Count Apple
2 Red Delicious Apple 125 Count Fresh Fruit

[Code]....

So in these comparisons, the names in Column A match identically, so if I try to say take the name from sheet 1 and match to that in sheet 2 and if the wording in Column B matches then put a "Yes" value. But you can see on Sheet 2 by the time it gets to rows 14, 15, 16, the Baby Food Chicken has a 3rd item in Column B in comaprison to Sheet 1, so any type of match doesn't work.

I am using Excel 2003.

## Comparing Two Different Price Lists?

Jan 6, 2014

I'm trying to set a formula that will calculate the price difference between two identical items in two different sheets. The items' order is not the same and each list includes some different items along the identical ones.

## Comparing Two Lists For Duplicates

Oct 15, 2008

I'm trying to compare two lists of songs to see which songs are not shared by both lists. I wrote a simple function to try to do this but ran into problems pretty fast. I want to create a function which will tell me if the song in a cell (lets say cell B2) is the same as any of the cells in Column A.

## Comparing Data Lists

Sep 27, 2011

I have two lists of serial numbers which I want to compare to find those number which are not in both lists. I have used the following formula: =IF(A2=\$G\$2:\$G\$283,"",A2) where A2 equals the first cell in list 1, G2:G283 the range of the second list, true value "" false value display the contents of the original cell.

This works so far; where the contents in the A and G cells are the same on the row eg A2 and G2, but where they are different the contents of the A cell are being returned even if they are elsewhere in the range.

## Comparing Filtered Lists

Jan 20, 2007

I'm trying to compare filtered lists across several worksheets. What I'd like to do is:

1) compare the filtered list from Sheet 1 with the filtered lists from Sheets 2-5, and if an item from Sheet 1's filtered list appears on ALL the other filtered lists, said item will be pasted to a new list on Sheet 6, under the heading "Sheet 1".

2) I need to do this for every item on every filtered list, ultimately creating five new lists on Sheet 6 (i.e. after going through sheet 1's filtered list, move on to sheet 2 and compare each item to Sheets 1, 3, 4, 5, and qualifying items pasted in Sheet 6 under heading "Sheet 2", etc.).

## Populating A Cell When Comparing Two Different Lists

Oct 10, 2008

I have a list of names and a seperate list of names with emails.

In column A there is a last name, column B a first name, and then for the second list in column D there is an email.

I need to tell Excel that if column A and Column B both have a replication on the list, then in Column D populate it with the email address on the list.

I know this is confusing so I have attached a sample of my spreadsheet. The email address is in yellow and I need to have it copied to the cells in white. The list is almost 14,500 lines long and it would take forever manually.

## Comparing Lists, Formula Not Working

Feb 18, 2010

I have 2 lists. One column has a about 200 values of 7 digit numbers. The second column has about 500 cells with text. This text should include one of the 4 digit numbers from the first list. If it doesn't, I want to purge it.

The 7 digit numbers always appear in the same spot in the column 2 figures. So say the number I'm looking for is 1122 and the second list has a cell with L2871122BD. Perhaps there is an easier way to do this, but my plan was to.

create a 3rd column that has formula =mid(B1,5,4) which should isolate the 4 digit value i want to compare to. Then create a 4th column that has the formula =ISNUMBER(MATCH("*"&C1&"*",A:A,0)) to check the newly created MID number to the numbers in column one. Afterward I would simply arange from small to large and delete all of the false entries in column 2.

The only problem is, my ISNUMBER function doesn't work when referencing from my MID formula to column 1. If I do the match and compare the smaller number in column 1 to the larger in column 2, it does work. Is there an easier way to delete or highlight entries in Column 2 whose middle 4 digits don't show up in column 1? Here is an example of what I'm working with.

## Vlookup Comparing 2 Text Lists

Dec 2, 2008

I have two separate columns of text and want to identify similarities/matches. vlookup false is good for exact matches but vlookup true is too approximate - is there a way to hone vlookup true to match first 4 or 5 text characters rather than just the first? If vlookup no good for this what is best function for identifying approximate matches in two separate text lists?

## Comparing Two Lists Of Email Addresses

Jun 28, 2012

I have two columns of email addresses. Column A is the roster of users' emails that we have been keeping; Column B is the list of email addresses pulled from the system.

I need to run a match to find out who from our list (Column A) does not have a registered email address in the system (Column B).

## Comparing Lists In 2 Columns For A Match

May 3, 2009

If I have a column with a list of items, and another column with a different list of items, how can I get excel to check/compare both list and return a value (eg. TRUE) if there is an item that is both lists, or a different value (eg. FALSE) if there isn't?

## Editing Data And Comparing Lists

Jun 17, 2009

I'm currently working on sorting a column of data from a PDF file into separate columns to later compare to another sheet. I'm having a few problems getting the data into a workable format, and also don't know how to compare to the other file.

Ultimately, I want the data in columns that look like this:
Name, City, State, Zip, \$123.00, mm/dd/yy

Currently it looks like this:

A
1 Name
2 City State Zip
3 \$123.00 mm/dd/yy

The sheets I'm working with are thousands of rows long, with these three rows of data repeating for every person. I have two problems with them, however:

1. I ultimately need each of those pieces of information into a seperate cell, in separate columns. I've been transposing the data then doing "Text to Columns" to get it from three separate rows in Column A to one row in Columns A, B, C etc.

The problem with this is the names aren't always uniform. Sometimes there's Mr. or Mrs. in front of them, sometimes they have a middle initial, or an "esq." behind them, which completely messes up the "Text to Columns." Is there a better way to break them up into separate cells?

2. Secondly, not all of the names are individuals- some are businesses or charities. I want to remove all of these (and the two lines of data that go with each of them), so I only have individual people. Do you have any idea of how to make excel know the difference between, for example, "Mr. John Smith" and "Smith and Sons Realty"?

3. Lastly Once I have all of this data spread out into the different columns
(Last Name, First Name, City, State, Zip, Date, Amount), I need to compare it to another list. Basically, I've got one list of data configured in a similar way, and I want to identify any repeats between the two lists. I know that excel has a way to delete repeats, but what I need is a way to delete everything BUT repeats.

## Comparing Three Lists - Identify In 3 Separate Columns

Jul 9, 2013

I am working on a project, I have three different lists that I want to compare and I want to identify in 3 separate columns which titles are found on which list.

For example:

Title List 1List 2List 3
ACAROLOGIA x
ACCIDENT ANALYSIS AND PREVENTION x
ACROCEPHALUS x
ACS CHEMICAL BIOLOGY x x x
ACS CHEMICAL NEUROSCIENCE x x x
ACS COMBINATORIAL SCIENCE x x
ACS MEDICINAL CHEMISTRY LETTERS x x
ACS SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY x x x

## Indicating A Partial Match When Comparing Two Lists

Aug 15, 2013

From the attached file.
Column 1 is a file name
Column 2 is a list of file names (but some of the files have been split into -A and -B parts or suffixed with an A or B

I need to highlight in column B, if the exact file name in column A exists

Example:
Column A: BSDS-0001
Column B: does not have this exactly instead it has BSDS-0001-A and BSDS-0001-B

I need some indication/highlighting that BSDS-0001 does exist on column B

So an indication that the whole of the file name in column A appears partially in column B. I have tried using max character lengths searches etc but cannot get an accurate way of doing this.

## Comparing Lists And Deleting Duplicates Automatically

Mar 17, 2007

I have two seperate lists. One on Sheet 1 and One on sheet 2. What I need to do is take the list on sheet 2 and compare it to the list on sheet 1. If any of the items appear on sheet one, I need to delete those items form sheet 2.

So in the end the only items left on sheet 2 will be items that dont match any items on sheet 1

## Finding Missing Data Using Arrays And 2 Tables

Aug 25, 2014

Any easy way to retrieve data from another table using an array formula.

I have two files that I am using that contain 2 sets of data with columns for name, address, city, and state. The red highlighted data needs be used to find the blue data first column, which is a possible name for the company found from the red data. The issue is that the blue data is larger and has rows of data that will not be found in the other table.

I have the spreadsheet attached. I attempted to use an if/and statement :
=IF(AND(D2=C8I:I,E2=J:J),H2,0)
but found out that it does not work with arrays and only found the first address by default.

How would I set up a formula to retrieve the possible names using criteria from the blue data such as if the address and city match, then input that company name?

## Macros / Finding Missing And Complete Addresses?

Mar 10, 2014

I'm trying to analyze some data from customers where it finds how many phones were missing, zip codes, city, states etc.. However, im having trouble finding a solution to find complete addresses and tally it. I have 2 address columns and one either has a PO box or a normal address. With my code, if one address cell is empty, it will consider it as an incomplete address but we all know it is still a whole and complete address.

## Finding A Missing Date And Listing Name From Next Column

Jan 27, 2010

I am try to show a list of all rows that have a missing date in column "B" and then show the corrasponding name in the next column "C". I can find the first one on the sheet and how many have missing dates using:

## List Of Folder Names Missing Leading Zeros

Feb 7, 2008

I have sub folders with names 0001, 003A, 0032 etc in a main folder. I am using the following code to copy these sub folders name to the worksheet column A. This works well except that folder 0001 is copied as 1, 0032 as 32. How to modify the code so that 0001 is displayed in column A instaed of 1.

Private Sub Workbook_Open()
Range("b3:b6500").Clear
Range("c3:c6500").Clear
Dim fs, F, f1, fc, s, i
Range(Cells(3, 1), Cells(6500, 1)).Clear
parentfolder = ThisWorkbook.Path
Set fs = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
Set F = fs.GetFolder(parentfolder)
Set fc = F.SubFolders
For Each f1 In fc
Cells(3 + i, 1) = f1.Name
i = i + 1
Next
End Sub

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