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Compare Two Columns to another Two Columns and Return "X" to another Column

Hi

I need to compare column H & I to D & E and if there is a match to place an "X" in column G.
Sounds simple enough but can't seem to get it.

Thanks in advance,
Bob CompareColumns.xls
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slycoderCommented:
Your sample doesn't have any pair that matches but this should work:

=IF(UPPER(H9)&UPPER(I9)=UPPER(D9)&UPPER(E9),"X","")

(tested with row 9)
D9=Aikenhead
E9=Jim
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viralypatelCommented:
not clear ...
Two clarifications needed:
Do you mean if the combination in D&E exists in H&i you want to place an X in column G?
Do the values in H&I need to be in upper case?
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Glenn RayExcel VBA DeveloperCommented:
The suggested formula in cell G2 (copied down) would be:
=IF((H3&I3)=(D3&E3),"X","")

This will work, regardless of casing (upper, lower, proper), but not if there are spaces before or after.  Also, it would not match if the name has a middle initial (ex. "GARY W.")

There are no matches in the example workbook.

If, however, you are looking for ANY possible match (say, across two different rows), it will be considerably more difficult.  Also, your data set has variations on names (ex. "Jim" vs "James" Aikenhead).
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Glenn RayExcel VBA DeveloperCommented:
Correction in my previous post, the formula in cell G2 should be:
=IF((H2&I2)=(D2&E2),"X","")

also, if you wanted to follow slycoder's logic to convert to upper case and test:
=IF(UPPER(H2&I2)=UPPER(D2&E2),"X","")
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slycoderCommented:
After thinking about it more -

Added a column J and used If condition with Match in column G

Please see attached

CompareColumns-Update.xls
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schumargAuthor Commented:
Yes, the combination in D&E exists in H&I and then place an X in column G.  I'm basicly determining Last Name and First name exist in both sets of columns.  And if they do then place an X in column G.
The values in H&I by default are uppercase, does this matter?
And I should have added that is solution needs to be a macro.
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schumargAuthor Commented:
The names Israel Agosto and Will Altig and the only matches
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pony10usCommented:
Are you looking for matches? - For example H8 and I8 are the same as D6 and E6 except for case. This is different than comparing columns as that would indicate a one to one relationship in most cases such as C6 = D6.
The comparison slycoder provided would be a one to one comparison and would convert the data to upper case before comparing. This would not work out as true in your sample data since E9 = "Judith" and I9 = "JIM"
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schumargAuthor Commented:
Slycoder

How would this be put into a Macro, that would also move H & I down one row first and then delete column J after the macro finished.
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slycoderCommented:
Moving down one row wouldn't be required

using your original file - paste this in a module:


Public Sub FindValues()
    ' Insert formula in column J
    Range("J1").Formula = "=H1&""|""&I1"
   
    ' Copy formula down
    Range("J1").Select
    Selection.Copy
    Range("J2:J13").Select
    ActiveSheet.Paste
    Application.CutCopyMode = False
   
    ' Enter Values in Column G
    Range("G2").Select
    ActiveCell.Formula = "=IF(ISERROR(MATCH(UPPER(D2&""|""&E2),$J$1:$J$13,)),"""",""X"")"
    Range("G2").Select
    Selection.Copy
    Range("G2:G13").Select
    ActiveSheet.Paste
    Application.CutCopyMode = False
   
    ' Paste Special - Values
    Selection.Copy
    Selection.PasteSpecial Paste:=xlPasteValues, Operation:=xlNone, SkipBlanks _
        :=False, Transpose:=False
    Application.CutCopyMode = False
   
    ' Remove Column J
    Columns("J:J").Select
    Selection.ClearContents
   
    Range("G1").Select
End Sub
   
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viralypatelCommented:
Solution attached with this post.

Things to note:
1. Added column J as a working column (You may choose to keep it hidden)
2. Values in H and I should match values in column D and E (Either all upper case or all lower case or all camel case) Only then will they match - formula used is case sensitive.

(Make note of the formulas in col G and J (Thats all you need)
 CompareColumns.xls
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schumargAuthor Commented:
Great work, thank you very much!!
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