#### formula to compare columns?

```Hello

Does anyone know how to write a formula that compares two adjacent columns of names and lists those names that aren't exact matches in a blank column. The columns of names are in ascending order and the quantity of names in each column may be different

Thanks

btk
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anonymous (74722)
4/2/2004 9:31:07 PM
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```Hi
enter the following in C1
=IF(COUNTIF(\$A\$1:\$A\$1000,B1)>0,B1,"")
and copy down

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Regards
Frank Kabel
Frankfurt, Germany

btk wrote:
> Hello,
>
> Does anyone know how to write a formula that compares two adjacent
> columns of names and lists those names that aren't exact matches in a
> blank column. The columns of names are in ascending order and the
> quantity of names in each column may be different.
>
> Thanks,
>
> btk

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frank.kabel (11126)
4/2/2004 9:54:35 PM
```Hi Frank,

I was wondering how this formula could be modified to compare column
of names from two different workbooks and list the items that aren'
exact matches on a new sheet. The columns are in alpha order and th
quantity of names in each column may vary from month to month.

Pa

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4/5/2004 1:13:13 PM
```Hi
quite similar:
- filter the results and create a new sheet.
See
http://www.cpearson.com/excel/duplicat.htm#InOneNotOther

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Regards
Frank Kabel
Frankfurt, Germany

> Hi Frank,
>
> I was wondering how this formula could be modified to compare columns
> of names from two different workbooks and list the items that aren't
> exact matches on a new sheet. The columns are in alpha order and the
> quantity of names in each column may vary from month to month.
>
>
> Pat
>
>
> ---
> Message posted from http://www.ExcelForum.com/

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frank.kabel (11126)
4/5/2004 1:51:46 PM
```Hello again,

My formula:

=IF(COUNTIF([File.xls]sheet1!\$P\$2:\$P\$3000,'sheetA'!A1)=0,'sheetA'!A1,"")

How do I adjust my formula to omit blank lines from the output list?
know filtering can clean it up, but I'm wondering if there is a way t
supress blank rows altogether...

Can I output multiple columns too?  In addition to A1, I would like t
include B1 and C1. I can't seem to get the formula syntax correct.

Thank you once again.

Pa

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