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compare 2 columns of data in different worksheets

Posted on 2013-12-05
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Good morning,
I have a list of numbers in column B in a worksheet called 2012 and I need to compare them to another similar column B of numbers in another worksheet called 2013. I need to be able to highlight (change color of cell background) if  exact number exists in original Column B. The numbers are 6 figure numbers each time.

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Question by:Swn-Y-Mor
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Is this what your looking for ?

Activate the macros in the file and in sheet 2012 press on the button Compare 2012 2013 for your convenience and check I have put in Col C the row number of the item found in sheet 2013 so you can compare and make sure the macro works fine. Then this can safely be removed.

Check it out and let me know.
gowflow
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by:Swn-Y-Mor
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Thanks for replying. That is fantastic :-) but it also highlights empty cells. If it can be tweaked not to highlight empty cells then it would be perfect

thank you so much
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Ooops didn't notice that !!!!
here it is
gowflow
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by:Swn-Y-Mor
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Thanks for the quick reply once again. This is exactly what i was after.

Would it be a huge job to get the macro to ignore cells containing text too?

Thanks once again
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would it be ....

Think well .. get your ideas together and give me the changes all at once.
gowflow
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That would be complete with the 'ignore text' bit too. sorry to mess you around :-)
Thanks once again.
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gowflow earned 500 total points
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No problem it is that sometimes we start with an issue and end-up completely somewhere else. Not pointing this to you but had this experience in here and it is quite annoying, the worst is when people do not seem to appreciate whatever you do and they keep on requesting changes endlessly !!!
:)

Pls chk this version and be my guest to ask for more.
gowflow
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I can't thank you enough. This is fantastic and exactly what I wanted ... and quick responses each time too. Sorry for not stating what I wanted from the outset but thanks for being patient and understanding.
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Ist class responce and perfect solution.
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thank you thank you for your very nice comments and appreciation. Your welcome to ask for help if you want I will keep this question monitored.
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