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Need Excel 2007 help on comparing cells

Q: Need Excel 2007 help on comparing cells

Good day -

I need to compare cells in the same column in a BIG Excel 2007 file. When a change in the values is found, insert a row. Example:


Using this example, a blank row would be added between the last A801 entry and the first 999B entry. And another blank row would be entered between the last 999B entry and the first 80C5 entry. I.e.,




As you can tell from my example, the cells to be compared are alpha/numeric. Ideas?

Thank you in advance. abgbpb

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Col A Col B Col C Col D
1,2,5,7 4,5,7,2
2,3,1,8 3,5,9,1
3,5,9,6 4,9,8,6

So i want to compare each cell in A & B and put common numbers in C and different numbers in D.
Can i do it with formula? bcz i have a very large list..
please help me.

A:comparing multivalued excel cells

Welcome to TSG!

I'd click on "Report" below your first post here and request thread moved to "Business Applications" forum.
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Table 1 Table 2

Sky Hotel Moon Hotel
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A:Excel 2007 - comparing values in one worksheet to another

The simple answer is arrange the tables next to each other (1 in column A, 2 in column B), then use:


in column C to return TRUE or FALSE.

However, I suspect it's more complicated than you're suggesting.
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A:Format cells in excel 2007

Quote: Originally Posted by Frank1

I have a spreadsheet made in excel 2007. In one of the cells is a number with three zeros in front of it and one zero at the end. However it always drops the zeros and shows only the other numbers. I select the cell and click on "format cells", but there is nothing I see that will show all the zeros. It seems a little dumb--but maybe it's just me. isn't there a way to show everything?

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use conditional formatting and set up some rules

use a formula

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what happens if you press F9 ?
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Hi there!

Take a look here...

That code was actually designed for Excel 2003, but you can use in 2007. I would make one adjustment though.

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A:Can you auto arrange cells in Excel 2007?

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A:Solved: Excel 2007 - conditional formatting copy to cells?!

Where you have


remove the $

so it reads


press apply, press ok

and now when you drag this down it will work for all adjascent cells
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A:In Excel 2007 why doesn't locking and protecting cells work?

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A:Excel 2007: Data filtering issue due to merged cells

i've been thinking about your post since it first came on.

There are a few things i thought of.

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Alternatively Access rather than Excel but im a database geek so i would say that.

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- Drake.

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you could try doing an AND and not equal ""



see attached

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A:Excel macro to format input cells vs calculation cells

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A simple sample would help give the picture of the actual situation.
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Hi Bsoda,


(looking at what I just posted, its displaying an extra space in the final FALSE, but its not there when I go to Edit it!!)
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does this help

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A:Solved: Comparing multiple values in excel

Sorry all. Now solved using a simple VLOOKUP and defined names with a fill-down. Doh!
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You have two columns, Orders , Company

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Sub test()
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A:Excel - merging cells

malcolmd3111 said:

How do I keep the text info and erase the functional basis of each cell?Click to expand...

1. Select the formulas

2. Copy

3. Edit > Paste Special > Paste Values > OK.
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Try This....

Private Sub Worksheet_Change(ByVal Target As Range)

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Every cluster of info starts with the name and end with the category, but some have added info, and some not all the info.Click to expand...

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Anyone have any ideas as to what is causing the multiple selection?

All ideas welcome!

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Many thanks.

A:Excel? Blank Cells

>> =IF(A2=0,"",A4)


instead should suppress the 0 values in the chart. If you then don't want the #N/As to show on the sheet, use conditional formatting (e.g. Formula is =A2=0, with a white font Format).

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A:Multiplying cells in excel????

in D1 type =b1*c1
use the summation button (it looks like an m on it's side) in the cell at the bottom of your values in column D
or you can type in =sum( and then highlight the values in column D and then close the brackets with ) and it will do the same thing.
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A:Excel - Locking cells

in excell when saving click tools wihch is in the top right of the dialog box then select the security option
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A:Conditional formatting Cells Excell 2007/2010

First select the range that you want this formatting applied for.

Then create a new rule for each of the types below. I think 'Format only cells that contain' should be fine for what we need here.

1. Cell Value, less than, =TODAY()
2. Cell Value, between, = TODAY(), =TODAY + 13
3. Cell Value, between, = TODAY() + 14, =TODAY() + 60

The 2nd one is +13 to account for the overlap that would occur if both 2 and 3 were set to +14. As you can see if they were both +14 both rules would become true and you wouldn't have an easy way to control which one was shown.

Hope this helps!