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Hi there, I'm trying to see if cells match in two separate columns (but the same row). I found a formula but it didn't work - the information I'm trying to match is both a date and a time within the same cell. I wasn't sure if that was what was causing the issue.

Solved by C. A. in 20 mins

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Excelchat Expert
04/06/2018 - 06:20

Hi…Welcome to Got It Pro

User
04/06/2018 - 06:21

thanks

Excelchat Expert
04/06/2018 - 06:21

Could you please share a sample of your data?

User
04/06/2018 - 06:21

I don't have it with me at the moment, I'm on a different computer

Excelchat Expert
04/06/2018 - 06:22

I can do the formula if you an recreate a similar data set in this blank sheet

User
04/06/2018 - 06:22

ok

User
04/06/2018 - 06:23

it says still loading

Excelchat Expert
04/06/2018 - 06:23

Do you mean the blank google sheet ?

User
04/06/2018 - 06:23

yes

Excelchat Expert
04/06/2018 - 06:24

That usually happens if you are on a slow internet connectivity

Excelchat Expert
04/06/2018 - 06:25

Are you not able to see the google sheet at all now?

User
04/06/2018 - 06:25

I can see it, but I can't edit it

Excelchat Expert
04/06/2018 - 06:26

ok so you can tell me how exactly is your data and I will place it here

User
04/06/2018 - 06:27

in column b and d, there are dates and times so for example 24/01/2017 09.15

User
04/06/2018 - 06:27

I want to be able to match them, so if it's the same date and time in column b and d (in the same row)

User
04/06/2018 - 06:29

I tried this

User
04/06/2018 - 06:29

v

User
04/06/2018 - 06:29

=IF(A2=B2,"Match","")

User
04/06/2018 - 06:29

but it said none of them matched, when some of them did

User
04/06/2018 - 06:29

This is a spreadsheet with more than 12000 rows

Excelchat Expert
04/06/2018 - 06:31

So as you can see, I have placed Date in column B and time in column D. And the date and time to match in cell F2.

Excelchat Expert
04/06/2018 - 06:31

Is this layout similar to what you have?

Excelchat Expert
04/06/2018 - 06:34

Are you with me?

Excelchat Expert
04/06/2018 - 06:36

Column B & C has date & time respectively.

Excelchat Expert
04/06/2018 - 06:36

I have combined both in column D just by using the sum formula.

Excelchat Expert
04/06/2018 - 06:37

You can drag this formula down to as many rows you want

Excelchat Expert
04/06/2018 - 06:38

And then the actually matching formula is in column G (cell G2 for this example) where it is checking the entire column D to see if the date and time in F2 is matching. This formula also can be dragged down if you are checking multiple date and time.

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