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The attached file contains three columns.
Column A contains a full list of postcodes.
Column B contains a list that includes some of the postcodes that are listed in Column A.
The request is for a script or formula that will create a new column containing all postcodes that listed in Column A but not listed in Column B.
Column D is an example list containing the first few of these missing postcodes.
ee-example.xlsx
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Question by:gregfthompson
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Rgonzo1971 earned 2000 total points
ID: 41876131
Hi,

pls try

Sub macro()

For Each c In Range(Range("A2"), Range("A" & Rows.Count).End(xlUp))
    If Not Evaluate("=or(" & c & "=B:B)") Then
        Range("D" & Rows.Count).End(xlUp).Offset(1) = c.Value
    End If
Next
End Sub

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by:Viswanath V P
ID: 41876164
would like to share a manual way.
conditions:
postcodes within A column is unique or no repeats within the column
same goes for B column
Action:
Add filter to A and B
then Select whole A and B column together
Use conditional formatting, "Duplicates", change condition to Unique
sort out the highlighted on top
Copy them and paste in a different sheet
Remove the conditions from the second sheet
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by:gregfthompson
ID: 41876464
Thanks. Nice job.
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by:gregfthompson
ID: 41876466
Thanks Viswanath VP.

I appreciate your suggestion. Rgonzo1971's script is easier as I have a number of files that have to be processed.

Thanks again,

Greg
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