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I have a simple XLS with two tabs GROUP & USERS

I want column I of users to be Yes when column B of USERS is found in column B of GROUP.  If it is not found I would like that column to be No
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Question by:Matt Pinkston
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On the Users sheet - in Column I - insert this in the first cell (assuming I2 to start) and copy down:
=IF(COUNTIF(Group!B:B,B2)>0,"Yes","No")

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-Glenn
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This is done with a Formatting rule or without, i liked using formatting rules, but they are more difficult.

You will select a range for your formatting rule to apply to which will be the Column 1 of Users.

Your rule will look at the users!$b(row#)  for a value (the name) and then determine if it is a member of the collection Column B of Group. You could use count IF for this

COUNTIF(USERS!B:B, $B1)



You will wrap that above statement in an if statement. If the statement resolves to greater than 0 it means that it found the item in the collection of GROUP!B:B. Set the if yes value to "YES" and the fail value to "no"

that will write either yes or no in your row if the item exists in the range on the second sheet.

BUT PETER THERE MUST BE ANOTHER WAY!!!!

True, you could write that countIf value into another column that you hide (like column z) then in column USERS!A you could write something life if($z(row#) > 0, 'yes', 'no') which will have the same effect without having to worry about using a formatting rule

BUT PETER THERE MUST BE ANOTHER WAY!!!!

in deed you could write the countIf formula into the first half of the if and then you don't need two columns (TRUE)

If(((COUNTIF(USERS!B:B, $B1) > 0), 'yes', 'no')

My excel is rusty, if in excel is IIF i think, anyways lmk
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