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I need a formula to compare the data in two columns and then export the mismatched data in the 3rd column

Solved by S. Q. in 20 mins

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Excelchat Expert
07/06/2018 - 08:51

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User
07/06/2018 - 08:52

Thank you

Excelchat Expert
07/06/2018 - 08:53

Can you please show me what you need in the preview window?

User
07/06/2018 - 08:53

Sure.

Excelchat Expert
07/06/2018 - 08:53

Thank you.

User
07/06/2018 - 08:54

I need a formula like that

Excelchat Expert
07/06/2018 - 08:54

I'm not sure what the formula is doing.

User
07/06/2018 - 08:54

I have this data to compare and it is sometimes the same in my columns and sometimes different

Excelchat Expert
07/06/2018 - 08:54

It would be better if you can show me some sample data along with the expected result.

User
07/06/2018 - 08:55

Basically I need it to compare about 700 rows of data like that and tell me what the difference was

Excelchat Expert
07/06/2018 - 08:57

If I understand it correctly, you need a formula to identify the different words in both cells, right? Please correct me if I'm wrong.

User
07/06/2018 - 08:58

I need it to compare cell a to cell b and then identify the different words in column c

Excelchat Expert
07/06/2018 - 08:59

I see, now I can tell what you need.

Excelchat Expert
07/06/2018 - 09:00

Unfortunately, I'm sorry to day, although with formula we can tell whether the two sentences are identical or not, with formula it is not possible to extract the mismatched words.

User
07/06/2018 - 09:01

Okay, can you tell me what formula I need to see if the two sentances are idendical?

Excelchat Expert
07/06/2018 - 09:02

Sure, we can use the MATCH function.

Excelchat Expert
07/06/2018 - 09:02

Or, a logical check would be sufficient too.

Excelchat Expert
07/06/2018 - 09:02

I'm showing both.

User
07/06/2018 - 09:03

Okay but I need it for multiple rows

User
07/06/2018 - 09:03

About 700 rows to be exact

Excelchat Expert
07/06/2018 - 09:04

You can copy the formula for other rows too.

Excelchat Expert
07/06/2018 - 09:05

For logical test =A2=B2, TRUE means the cell values are identical. FALSE means there is/are difference.

User
07/06/2018 - 09:05

Okay great I will try both and see if I can make it work.

Excelchat Expert
07/06/2018 - 09:06

Sure.

User
07/06/2018 - 09:08

Thanks! Got it!

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