# Excel - IF Function Problem - Expert Solution

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hi i am trying to write a formula that flags if two requirements are met - a dupe check in one column with a seperate dupe check in another. For example if column A is a dupe and also the information in column B is a dupe then show this as a dupe or if not then show blank Thanks
Solved by X. F. in 28 mins
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Excelchat Expert 04/12/2017 - 02:48
Hi
Excelchat Expert 04/12/2017 - 02:48
Welcome to see you here ...
Excelchat Expert 04/12/2017 - 02:49
Are you there ?
User 04/12/2017 - 02:49
hi
User 04/12/2017 - 02:49
yes
Excelchat Expert 04/12/2017 - 02:49
Great
Excelchat Expert 04/12/2017 - 02:49
Can you draw the sample data
Excelchat Expert 04/12/2017 - 02:49
thanks
User 04/12/2017 - 02:51
ok so what i need is a formula that flags if that works out if the info in column b is a dupe
User 04/12/2017 - 02:51
and then if that is a dupe is the info in c also a dupe
Excelchat Expert 04/12/2017 - 02:52
Okay
User 04/12/2017 - 02:52
column B is the main data and then c is the secondary
Excelchat Expert 04/12/2017 - 02:52
Ok
User 04/12/2017 - 02:54
for example c2 would be unique
User 04/12/2017 - 02:54
and also c5
Excelchat Expert 04/12/2017 - 02:59
There ?
User 04/12/2017 - 03:00
yes
Excelchat Expert 04/12/2017 - 03:00
select the column B from top
User 04/12/2017 - 03:01
what next
Excelchat Expert 04/12/2017 - 03:02
go to conditional formatting
Excelchat Expert 04/12/2017 - 03:02
from format
User 04/12/2017 - 03:02
ok
Excelchat Expert 04/12/2017 - 03:02
apply highlight a duplicate value
User 04/12/2017 - 03:03
how
Excelchat Expert 04/12/2017 - 03:03
have you opened the file on local pc
User 04/12/2017 - 03:03
yes
User 04/12/2017 - 03:04
i thought you would help me write the formula
Excelchat Expert 04/12/2017 - 03:04
select the column B from top
User 04/12/2017 - 03:04
and then show it
Excelchat Expert 04/12/2017 - 03:04
okay
User 04/12/2017 - 03:04
now i only have 3 minutes and the rest has been wasted
Excelchat Expert 04/12/2017 - 03:05
no problem , we can extend it
User 04/12/2017 - 03:05
ok
User 04/12/2017 - 03:05
thanks
Excelchat Expert 04/12/2017 - 03:05
I am working on local pc and sending you files
User 04/12/2017 - 03:05
ok thanks
Excelchat Expert 04/12/2017 - 03:05
as some features are missing in online
Excelchat Expert 04/12/2017 - 03:14
Excelchat Expert 04/12/2017 - 03:14
If you still have any question I would love to answer
User 04/12/2017 - 03:15
thats brilliant
User 04/12/2017 - 03:15
thank you
User 04/12/2017 - 03:15
just what i needed
Excelchat Expert 04/12/2017 - 03:15
thanks
User 04/12/2017 - 03:15
:)
Excelchat Expert 04/12/2017 - 03:15
Excelchat Expert 04/12/2017 - 03:16
stay tuned with us, if you have any excel related issue
User 04/12/2017 - 03:16
thanks will do
Excelchat Expert 04/12/2017 - 03:16
kindly press the done button ! and dont forget to press on 5 stars

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