Excel 2007 Comparion Assist


Need assistance on a comparison report.  Please see attached.  I need a formula or VB that will look at the two tabs and if there is a matching E Code, confirm that E Code has a last name in the Master tab.  If there is no match, highlight the row to column F green on the master tab.

For example, on the sample provided, row 4 has a matching E code on the Data tab but there is no last name.  Therefore, that row would be highlighted green.  Rows 2 and 3 have matching E Codes but there are last names so those would not be highlighted.  Row 5 has a name but the E Code does not match the E code on the data tab so that would not be highlighted.

EscanabaManager - HR AnalyticsAsked:
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barry houdiniCommented:
You can do that with conditional formatting.

Firstly name the E_code column in Data sheet, naming it E-Code

Now in the master sheet select all the data or rows that might be filled - I selected A2:F20 - and apply this formula in conditional formatting


That assumes start row at 2, change as required, see attached

regards, barry


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EscanabaManager - HR AnalyticsAuthor Commented:
So simple a caveman could do it.  :-)
Thank, Barry!  Exactly what I was hoping to see.
Saqib Husain, SyedEngineerCommented:
Was that a compliment?

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EscanabaManager - HR AnalyticsAuthor Commented:
Actually yes it was indicating that it was a simple and effective solution to the problem being presented followed up by the THANKS.
EscanabaManager - HR AnalyticsAuthor Commented:
Of course, in this day and age to be completely politically correct if you are, indeed, a caveman ssaqibh, then I apologize for my prejudice remark.  Can only imagine what you poor people have been through with all of the insurance commercials these days.  :-)
Saqib Husain, SyedEngineerCommented:
Yeah! what worried me was that you were comparing our dear and respected genius Barry with us poor cavemen. Barry, Just ignore that comment, he did not mean it.
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