In this article, we will focus on how to compare strings of two cells in excel to find out the unique entries out of both the columns. There are many times we are working with thousand rows of data in excel & found ourselves stuck when we try to manually compare two lists of data. We will use Conditional formatting with COUNTIF formula as well as simple tricks to rescue us.
Question: I would like to compare two columns of data & highlight unique values from each column.
This example describes how to compare two lists using conditional formatting. For example, you can have top six lists of IPL teams.
Following is the snapshot of sample data:
To compare the list of two columns, we will follow the below steps:
Hence, Delhi Daredevils and Royal Challengers Bangalore are not in the second list.
Second Way to compare lists
Conclusion: We can compare different sets of data on a daily basis using conditional formatting in excel.
For more example refer below link:
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