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Compare two sheets in excel

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=IF(ISNA(VLOOKUP(A2,SHEET1!$A$2:$A$70000,1,FALSE)),"NO","YES")

Trying to compare two sheets with the values from A2 if it matches the value on the other sheet any thing in the column
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by:Glenn Ray
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I see no issue with your formula (tested in an example workbook).  What seems to be the problem?

-Glenn
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by:Jorge Ocampo
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by:Jorge Ocampo
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in sheet test1 line 9 matches with test2 when its incorrect :(
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Glenn Ray earned 250 total points (awarded by participants)
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Your formulas in the workbook are using the TRUE argument in the VLOOKUP instead of FALSE.  They're also looking for 100 columns across; should just be 1.  Your example was correct.

They should be:
[Test1] sheet, B2:  =IF(ISNA(VLOOKUP(A2,TEST2!$A$2:$A$70000,1,FALSE)),"NO","YES")
[Test2] sheet, B2:  =IF(ISNA(VLOOKUP(A2,TEST1!$A$2:$A$70000,1,FALSE)),"NO","YES")

-Glenn
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by:Subodh Tiwari (Neeraj)
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You may also use the following functions to get the desired output...

On Test1,
In B2
=IF(ISNUMBER(MATCH(A2,TEST2!A:A,0)),"Yes","No")

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On Test2,
In B2
=IF(ISNUMBER(MATCH(A2,TEST1!A:A,0)),"Yes","No")

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by:Glenn Ray
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^Those work.  So do these:

[Test1] sheet, B2:  =IF(COUNTIF(TEST2!$A$2:$A$70000,A2)>0,"YES","NO")
[Test2] sheet, B2:  =IF(COUNTIF(TEST1!$A$2:$A$70000,A2)>0,"YES","NO")

But it's also important for the requester to understand why the formalas didn't work.

-Glenn
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by:Subodh Tiwari (Neeraj)
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@Glenn
The advantage of Match over Countif is, in Match you can reference the whole columns and the formula will not be evaluated for the whole columns and will stop once it finds the first occurrence of lookup value. So it will be comparatively faster than countif.
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by:tomfarrar
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If you want to see the comparison side-by-side, you could also add a column to both sheets and create a pivot table which points out the differences.  See attached,  Just a thought...
EE.xlsx
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by:Subodh Tiwari (Neeraj)
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The chosen answers resolved the question.
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