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Conditional Formatting - Compare two rows respectively

Posted on 2011-02-15
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Hey guys,

I have been fiddling around with Excel for ages now and cannot do what seems to be a simple task.

I have two rows of data which I want to compare. If the information matches I want the cell in the 2nd row to turn green, if the information doesn't match I want the cell to turn red.

Thus for the data below, F1&F2 should be red and F3:F9 should be green.

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Can someone please help me out.
Cheers
G_M
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Take out the $ and it should work.
When you set the formula, select the entire column F and set on the condition that it =E1 not =$E$1 and it should work.
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You also might want to add the condition that if they are equal F1 isn't blank. See the example sheet. I used
=F1<>E1 fill red
=AND(F1=E1,NOT(ISBLANK(F1))) fill green
format.xls
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Thankyou
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