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Hello I have a list of codes, some of these a duplicated in one column. In another column I have a list of prices. I am trying to work out how I identify when the code and two prices match and when they are different please? thank you

Solved by O. C. in 40 mins

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Excelchat Expert
22/06/2018 - 02:25

Hi! How are you?

Excelchat Expert
22/06/2018 - 02:26

Hello? Are you with me?

User
22/06/2018 - 02:26

yes

Excelchat Expert
22/06/2018 - 02:26

Cool. Thanks for responding.

Excelchat Expert
22/06/2018 - 02:27

By the way, is it possible for you to paste the data (or sample data) in the document preview on the right?

Excelchat Expert
22/06/2018 - 02:27

That is so I could better visualize and understand your requirement.

User
22/06/2018 - 02:29

yes I will do this now.

User
22/06/2018 - 02:29

I am trying to highlight where the code is the same and the price please?

Excelchat Expert
22/06/2018 - 02:30

Okay, so for example row 2 and 3 should tagged as Same price

Excelchat Expert
22/06/2018 - 02:30

and row 6 and 7 are not, right?

User
22/06/2018 - 02:31

yes and row 6 and 7 should be identified as different.

Excelchat Expert
22/06/2018 - 02:31

okay, thanks for confirming... I'll do the tagging in column C.

Excelchat Expert
22/06/2018 - 02:31

Please stay with me as I build the formula for you, okay?

User
22/06/2018 - 02:32

ok

Excelchat Expert
22/06/2018 - 02:32

One clarification, are there instances where the code appears more than twice?

Excelchat Expert
22/06/2018 - 02:34

Hello? are you still there?

User
22/06/2018 - 02:34

yes

User
22/06/2018 - 02:34

potentially yes.

Excelchat Expert
22/06/2018 - 02:35

Oh I see. so how should i tag it if, say, 2 of the 3 codes has the same price and the other one is not?

User
22/06/2018 - 02:37

all three need to be identified as not been consistent?

Excelchat Expert
22/06/2018 - 02:38

Alright, thanks...

Excelchat Expert
22/06/2018 - 02:38

I am actually working on excel now as this will involve array formula and it would be faster if I do it in excel locally.

Excelchat Expert
22/06/2018 - 02:38

So please wait a little bit more as I figure out the correct formula

Excelchat Expert
22/06/2018 - 02:39

If we need more time - we are actually allowed for a maximum of 2 20-minutes extension per session for free

Excelchat Expert
22/06/2018 - 02:39

So kindly, select YES/OK if you get a prompt to extend the session later on

User
22/06/2018 - 02:39

yes will do.....

Excelchat Expert
22/06/2018 - 02:40

Thanks!

Excelchat Expert
22/06/2018 - 02:41

Hi! It turned out faster than expected.

Excelchat Expert
22/06/2018 - 02:41

Could you please check values in column C?

User
22/06/2018 - 02:42

the first two look incorrect.

Excelchat Expert
22/06/2018 - 02:42

Sorry, I copied the wrong formula

Excelchat Expert
22/06/2018 - 02:42

please check again

Excelchat Expert
22/06/2018 - 02:42

I also added another line to check if it works in case where we have 3 duplicate codes

Excelchat Expert
22/06/2018 - 02:43

As you could see i tried adding 7649 in row 13 with price of 50

Excelchat Expert
22/06/2018 - 02:43

it therefore tag rows 4,5 and 13 as No

Excelchat Expert
22/06/2018 - 02:45

By the way, are you using Excel or Google Sheets?

Excelchat Expert
22/06/2018 - 02:45

If you are using excel - in this example you type the formula in cell C2 =IF(AND(IF(A:A=A2,B:B=B2,TRUE)),"Yes","No")

User
22/06/2018 - 02:45

excel

Excelchat Expert
22/06/2018 - 02:46

then press CTRL+SHIFT+ENTER for it to be assessed as Array Formula

Excelchat Expert
22/06/2018 - 02:46

Or if you like, you could send me the excel file and I'll do the edit for you.

Excelchat Expert
22/06/2018 - 02:47

You could send the file as an attachment by clicking the paperclip button as shown in the screenshot below

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User
22/06/2018 - 02:48

thank you I will give it a look at this as I need to jump on a conference call with my colleague.

Excelchat Expert
22/06/2018 - 02:49

Sure, you could download the file by going to File>Download As > Microsoft Excel

Excelchat Expert
22/06/2018 - 02:50

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Excelchat Expert
22/06/2018 - 02:50

Also, I'd appreciate if you could drop a few lines for your kind and honest feedback on a survey after this session. Any constructive criticism or points for improvement are also welcome. Many thanks and have a good day!

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