#### Function help #2

```I am wanting to know how to get excel to look at a coloumn of information
and compare with another coloumn and then tell me what and where the
differences are.  Let me explain what I have.  I have a spreadsheet that has
two seperate "pieces" of information.  Each piece has two coloumns.  What I
need to do is have a function that will look at coloumn a and then compare
it with coloumn b.  The twist in this is that the information does not line
up as far as the rows go.  I am running Excel  2000 on an XP box.  Any help
is great.  thanks!!!!

Derrell

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```Try using conditional formatting.

Select all cells in column 1, and in CF, use a formula of

=ISNUMBER(MATCH(A1,\$B\$1:\$B\$1000),0)

and click format and select a colour from the pattern tab.

Repeat, with appropriate adjustment for the other column .

--

HTH

RP
(remove nothere from the email address if mailing direct)

"Derrell Roberts" <me@nowhere.com> wrote in message
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> I am wanting to know how to get excel to look at a coloumn of information
> and compare with another coloumn and then tell me what and where the
> differences are.  Let me explain what I have.  I have a spreadsheet that
has
> two seperate "pieces" of information.  Each piece has two coloumns.  What
I
> need to do is have a function that will look at coloumn a and then compare
> it with coloumn b.  The twist in this is that the information does not
line
> up as far as the rows go.  I am running Excel  2000 on an XP box.  Any
help
> is great.  thanks!!!!
>
>         Derrell
>
>

```
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bob.phillips1 (6510)
8/12/2005 10:56:39 PM

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