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I am trying to write a conditional statement that will highlight a cell in the following scenario:

Let's say cell A1 says CYDCOR BEST BUY HSP and cell B1 says Store: CYDCOR CALL CENTER - BEST BUY, cell A2 says CYDCOR BEST BUY HSP and cell B2 says StOre: CYDCOR CALL CENTER - COSTCO.  I need the conditional statement to highlight cell B2 because it says CYDCOR CALL CENTER - COSTCO, not CYDCOR CALL CENTER - BEST BUY.
testjimmy.xlsx
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by:duttcom
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You can do this by creating a new conditional formatting rule, choose "format only cells that contain", then in the dropdown at the bottom choose "Specific Text", then "not containing" in the next dropdown and then BEST BUY (with no double quotes). Set the format to whatever you want and only the sells not containing BEST BUY will be highlighted.

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There isn't enough sample data to be sure, but...

Assuming that HSP can safely be ignored, you might consider a "formula is" criteria like:
=COUNTIF(B1,"*" & SUBSTITUTE(LEFT(A1,LEN(A1)-4)," ","*") & "*")=0

With the preceding formula, each of the words in cell A1 (except for HSP) should be present in cell B1, and in the same order. If not, then trigger the conditional formatting.
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by:GasperK
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I would go with

=RIGHT($A1,1)<>RIGHT($B1,1)

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Hope it helps
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by:JamesDBuskirk
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Thank you all for your help and suggestions, this worked perfectly.
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