#### indicate identity between two fields

```Probably a simple one for you Excel wizzards.
Could someone explain me how I can, in an Excel, sheet automatically
indicate whether two values (actually letters A, B, C,D) are identical or
not? So I have column X with a long list of A's B's C's and D's (one per
field) and column Y with a similar but different list and I would like to
see where the diffrences are on the same row  either by a symbol given in
column Z or for instance by a color assigned to the different or similar
values.

```
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6/13/2006 8:54:47 AM
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```=X1=Y1

will return TRUE if they are the same and FALSE if different - this
goes in row 1, drag down the column to autofill

W van Cothen wrote:
> Probably a simple one for you Excel wizzards.
> Could someone explain me how I can, in an Excel, sheet automatically
> indicate whether two values (actually letters A, B, C,D) are identical or
> not? So I have column X with a long list of A's B's C's and D's (one per
> field) and column Y with a similar but different list and I would like to
> see where the diffrences are on the same row  either by a symbol given in
> column Z or for instance by a color assigned to the different or similar
> values.

```
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6/13/2006 9:21:39 AM
```<aidan.heritage@virgin.net> wrote in message
> =X1=Y1
>
> will return TRUE if they are the same and FALSE if different - this
> goes in row 1, drag down the column to autofill
>
> W van Cothen wrote:
>> Probably a simple one for you Excel wizzards.
>> Could someone explain me how I can, in an Excel, sheet automatically
>> indicate whether two values (actually letters A, B, C,D) are identical or
>> not? So I have column X with a long list of A's B's C's and D's (one per
>> field) and column Y with a similar but different list and I would like to
>> see where the diffrences are on the same row  either by a symbol given in
>> column Z or for instance by a color assigned to the different or similar
>> values.
That helps a lot, thank you very much.

```
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wvc (14)
6/13/2006 9:44:24 AM

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