Solved

How do I carry conditional formatting through an entire section in EXCEL based on comparing values every two lines

Posted on 2016-11-30
4
26 Views
Last Modified: 2016-12-24
Experts,

I have an EXCEL file that is comparing data from two files.  Each file has multiple columns K2 though QC5000.  example row2 has File A info.  Row 3 has File B info  Row 4 has File A and Row 5 has File B  etc.

I want to highlight any column where FILE A is not equal to FILE B  is there a way to do this in EXCEL 10 using conditional formatting?
0
Comment
Question by:morinia
  • 2
4 Comments
 
LVL 14

Expert Comment

by:Juan Ocasio
ID: 41907560
Do you have an example of the spreadsheet?
0
 

Author Comment

by:morinia
ID: 41907581
Attached is sample
Diffs.xlsx
0
 
LVL 21

Accepted Solution

by:
Ejgil Hedegaard earned 500 total points
ID: 41907665
Use this as conditional formula, in the range B2:BU9
=OR(AND($A2=$A3,B2<>B3),AND($A2=$A1,B2<>B1))
See sheet
-Diffs-Conditional-Formula.xlsx
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:morinia
ID: 41907878
Perfect, Thanks
0

Featured Post

Is Your Active Directory as Secure as You Think?

More than 75% of all records are compromised because of the loss or theft of a privileged credential. Experts have been exploring Active Directory infrastructure to identify key threats and establish best practices for keeping data safe. Attend this month’s webinar to learn more.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

INDEX and MATCH can be used to great effect to replace HLOOKUP and VLOOKUP as it does not have the limitation of needing the data to be sorted so that the reference value is in the first column or row. It also has the ability to perform a bi-directi…
Improved? Move/Copy Add-in Replacement - How to avoid the annoying, “A formula or sheet you want to move or copy contains the name XXX, which already exists on the destination worksheet.” David Miller (dlmille)  It was one of those days… I wa…
The viewer will learn how to simulate a series of sales calls dependent on a single skill level and learn how to simulate a series of sales calls dependent on two skill levels. Simulating Independent Sales Calls: Enter .75 into cell C2 – “skill leve…
This Micro Tutorial will demonstrate how to create pivot charts out of a data set. I also added a drop-down menu which allows to choose from different categories in the data set and the chart will automatically update.

911 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

18 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now