Excel - How to Use Conditional Formatting With IF Statement - Expert Solution

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I need a formula to find similarities in one column of excel data (12,000 rows) that would clearly indicate the cells that are extremely similar to another cell, even if not a direct match. I tried fuzzylookup and that would not work as well as the conditional formatting rules.
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Excelchat Expert 11/06/2018 - 01:39
Hi
Excelchat Expert 11/06/2018 - 01:39
Welcome to Got it Pro
User 11/06/2018 - 01:39
thanks, can you help me
Excelchat Expert 11/06/2018 - 01:39
Can you elaborate on your requirement so that i can help
Excelchat Expert 11/06/2018 - 01:41
DO you have some sample data so that i can help
User 11/06/2018 - 01:41
I need to create one list of company names. Currently I have a list of 12,000 with similairites and matches within the data. However, the data doesn't have any exact matches anymore due to differences with text input. I need to narrow down the list to make sure the company only appears once and need a formula to clearly indicate what cells are the same
User 11/06/2018 - 01:41
no I dont
User 11/06/2018 - 01:42
if you look at the document preview, that's the idea I'm talking about. They are all clearly ace but not exact matches
Excelchat Expert 11/06/2018 - 01:43
please explain what do you want
User 11/06/2018 - 01:44
I want a formula that will make it clear that two cells are basically the same even if they arent an exact match
User 11/06/2018 - 01:46
???
Excelchat Expert 11/06/2018 - 01:47
how would want them to be clear?
Excelchat Expert 11/06/2018 - 01:47
Do you want to split these up?
User 11/06/2018 - 01:47
I want the cells to be highlighted or sent to a new list to indicate they are similar
Excelchat Expert 11/06/2018 - 01:48
Can you explain through an example?
User 11/06/2018 - 01:48
Can you see the document preview?
Excelchat Expert 11/06/2018 - 01:48
yes
User 11/06/2018 - 01:49
Notice how they are all ace?
Excelchat Expert 11/06/2018 - 01:49
Yes
User 11/06/2018 - 01:49
but they all indicate that they're ace with a different textual input
User 11/06/2018 - 01:50
imagine I have a list of 12,000 cells. With various cells that have information similar to the ace example.
User 11/06/2018 - 01:51
I want to find a way that I could easily point out that there are similarities within the huge list that I need to look more closely at
Excelchat Expert 11/06/2018 - 01:51
Do you want to seperate Ace and the next word?
Excelchat Expert 11/06/2018 - 01:51
would that help?
Excelchat Expert 11/06/2018 - 01:53
Do you see column C, and D
Excelchat Expert 11/06/2018 - 01:53
Would that help?
Excelchat Expert 11/06/2018 - 01:54
i need to know what exactly you want..how you want to use the data so that i can help you with the exact requirement
User 11/06/2018 - 01:55
thanks that helps
Excelchat Expert 11/06/2018 - 01:55
great
Excelchat Expert 11/06/2018 - 01:55
Please do give good rating and review
Excelchat Expert 11/06/2018 - 01:55
It would certainly help a lot
Excelchat Expert 11/06/2018 - 01:55
Have a great day

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