Excel two column compare


I read the post: http://www.experts-exchange.com/questions/28903591/Compare-two-columns-in-Excel-for-string-comparisons.html#a41381690

I have two tables on the same page where I am wanting to compare the first column of two tables (columns B & H) and want to output to column M with value matches. The gist: Table 1 has the users listed my manager wants to target and Table 2 has a larger list of all domain users with various other columns with data about each user. I am essential trying to 'go fish' for the users in the big list.

The purpose of the output is to allow filtered table view (the gi-normous table) showing only the users from the small table.

Thank you!
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Martin LissOlder than dirtCommented:
You've posted this same question at least 13 times in the last half hour.
Professor JMicrosoft Excel ExpertCommented:

please find attached.

you have two tables in worksheet,

small table on the left and big table on the right.

now with the countif formula which is embedded in condtional formatting. it is basically highlighting column of Big table if the value in Big table column H is found in the Column B of Small Table.

hope it helps.

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John DarbyPMAuthor Commented:
Hey folks,

I have had some major system problems...it seems somehow I have posted multiple times. My apologies; working on the issues now :)
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Martin LissOlder than dirtCommented:
No problem. When I got the multiple notifications I "Requested Attention" so a moderator will clean them up. Or you could delete the others if nobody has responded to them.
Professor JMicrosoft Excel ExpertCommented:
John, i have provided you with a possible solution, please check let me know how it goes.
John DarbyPMAuthor Commented:
Thank you PJJ! I will look now!
John DarbyPMAuthor Commented:
Martin, I goto my past questions and I don't see multiples; maybe they have already been force closed?
Martin LissOlder than dirtCommented:
Yes, I agree.
John DarbyPMAuthor Commented:
Thank you, again! You're a life saver!
Professor JMicrosoft Excel ExpertCommented:
You are welcome John.
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