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I have two very large sets of numerical data on the same excel file but on two different sheets and I need to compare them and highlight any differences. Data Set number 1 is all just in one column, But data set number two is also in one column but there is a lot of other data that is not relevant. I used a pivot table, to sum up all of the numbers I needed in Data set 2 and then I summed up the numbers in data set 1 and there was a difference so I need to have excel highlight that difference
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User 08/02/2018 - 03:26
Hi
Excelchat Expert 08/02/2018 - 03:26
Hello!
Excelchat Expert 08/02/2018 - 03:26
Welcome to Got It Pro-Excel.
User 08/02/2018 - 03:27
How do I Edit this sheet we can both see?
Excelchat Expert 08/02/2018 - 03:27
Can you share with us the file you are referring for to resolve the problem?
User 08/02/2018 - 03:27
Sady I can not, it is just I problem I would like to know how to solve when It comes up again
Excelchat Expert 08/02/2018 - 03:27
Click the "EDIT DOCUMENT" shown at the upper-right corner of the screen
User 08/02/2018 - 03:28
Ok
Excelchat Expert 08/02/2018 - 03:28
Okay, I understand
User 08/02/2018 - 03:28
So here Ill type up a little example and then maybe you can show me how to do it?
Excelchat Expert 08/02/2018 - 03:29
Sure :)
User 08/02/2018 - 03:29
Can you see what I am doing?
Excelchat Expert 08/02/2018 - 03:29
Yes, got it
User 08/02/2018 - 03:30
Ok
User 08/02/2018 - 03:31
So Basically imagin there is like 5000 data points in row a
User 08/02/2018 - 03:31
and they are all differnt numbers
User 08/02/2018 - 03:31
not just 1
Excelchat Expert 08/02/2018 - 03:31
Okay
User 08/02/2018 - 03:31
So I cant do it by hand
User 08/02/2018 - 03:31
Now I need to compare all of the data from set ID 1003 with the data in A from sheet 1
User 08/02/2018 - 03:32
and highlight differences
Excelchat Expert 08/02/2018 - 03:33
So, are we going to compare exactly A2 at sheet1 vs A2 at sheet2?
Excelchat Expert 08/02/2018 - 03:33
regardless of their set ID?
User 08/02/2018 - 03:34
No thats what I was saying I only want to compare the numbers in Set ID 1003 on sheet 2
User 08/02/2018 - 03:34
So there is other numbers in the way
User 08/02/2018 - 03:34
and the real sheet is like 5000 numbers long so I can just count them by hand, or find where they start or end because it would take to long
User 08/02/2018 - 03:35
So I used a pivot table to find all of the numbers in Set ID 1003
User 08/02/2018 - 03:35
But then I need to know how to compare them to their counterparts in A on sheet 1
Excelchat Expert 08/02/2018 - 03:36
Which column should we place the result,?
User 08/02/2018 - 03:36
Is there a way to highlight the ones that are different?
User 08/02/2018 - 03:36
(Sorry for spelling btw im typeing fast lol)
Excelchat Expert 08/02/2018 - 03:36
no worries
Excelchat Expert 08/02/2018 - 03:37
Okay, can you give me one sample that youn based on your data shown
Excelchat Expert 08/02/2018 - 03:37
So we can set the formula for highlighting the difference
User 08/02/2018 - 03:38
So for example when you do it, on the first sheet all of the number "2"'s should be highlighed because they are all "1" on the other sheet
User 08/02/2018 - 03:38
But just make sure it does not really need to be "2" and "1"
User 08/02/2018 - 03:38
Because on the real sheet is is a lot of differnt numbers that need to be compaired
Excelchat Expert 08/02/2018 - 03:39
Okay, please hold on. I will set the solution, and tell you the steps when done
User 08/02/2018 - 03:39
Ok
Excelchat Expert 08/02/2018 - 03:44
Simply need more time to create the formula so please bear with me
User 08/02/2018 - 03:44
ok
Excelchat Expert 08/02/2018 - 03:45
Thank you :)
Excelchat Expert 08/02/2018 - 03:58
Well, as you can see I've used a helper column at col B to help us identify which number does now exist
Excelchat Expert 08/02/2018 - 03:58
So, the color coding is the next part and I'm working on it, few minutes more
User 08/02/2018 - 03:59
But when I go change the numbers on sheet 2 it doesnt change the results
Excelchat Expert 08/02/2018 - 04:01
The formula had been concentrated in checking column A of sheet1 only, to see if it exist in sheet2 with 1003
User 08/02/2018 - 04:02
But it will sometimes exist
User 08/02/2018 - 04:03
So if there is one "2" in sheet 2 then it was not be highlighin sheet 1?
User 08/02/2018 - 04:03
I need to to copare it number by number
User 08/02/2018 - 04:03
so like
Excelchat Expert 08/02/2018 - 04:03
example the no.2 at sheet1, try to put 2 in sheet2 -1003
User 08/02/2018 - 04:03
I did
User 08/02/2018 - 04:04
See what I did there
User 08/02/2018 - 04:04
I need it to look like that
User 08/02/2018 - 04:04
besides the numbers dont need to be back to back like that
User 08/02/2018 - 04:05
I need it to find the numbers that are different and hi9ghlight them\
Excelchat Expert 08/02/2018 - 04:05
Alright, it will be having another formula
Excelchat Expert 08/02/2018 - 04:05
I have to change once more
User 08/02/2018 - 04:05
There is no easy way to have excel compare two largue sets of numbers for differnces?
Excelchat Expert 08/02/2018 - 04:06
we need to consider the value of your 2rd column while comparing it, right. This makes it a bit complex
Excelchat Expert 08/02/2018 - 04:06
the 2nd column like 1003
Excelchat Expert 08/02/2018 - 04:23
Please check the sample found in response to highlighting your 2-columns
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Excelchat Expert 08/02/2018 - 04:23
Usually, this are the steps on how to do the color coding

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