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I have to excel workbooks with customer details. I want to check for common entities to both workbooks. I want to check the phoen numbers (they are listed in 3 columns at each workbook). So, my issue is to make excel check each number from 3 columns in Workbook A, and check them with the numbers in 3 columns in workbook b. If a match is found I want TRUE to be returned. Otherwise FALSE

Solved by G. C. in 17 mins

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Excelchat Expert
02/07/2018 - 07:26

Greetings!

Excelchat Expert
02/07/2018 - 07:26

Thank you for choosing Got It Pro!

Excelchat Expert
02/07/2018 - 07:26

So you need some help on formulas, right?

User
02/07/2018 - 07:26

right

Excelchat Expert
02/07/2018 - 07:27

Okay, can you put sample data on this workbook we have here?

User
02/07/2018 - 07:27

sure

User
02/07/2018 - 07:27

give me a second

Excelchat Expert
02/07/2018 - 07:27

Sure!

User
02/07/2018 - 07:29

I'm done

Excelchat Expert
02/07/2018 - 07:30

Alright. I will put the validation in Sheet1 - is that what we want?

User
02/07/2018 - 07:30

At Sheet 2, I want to get a YES or NO if one or some or all of the phone numbers of the line exist in Sheet1

Excelchat Expert
02/07/2018 - 07:30

Okay, got it.

Excelchat Expert
02/07/2018 - 07:30

Please give me a few minutes.

User
02/07/2018 - 07:30

ok ty

User
02/07/2018 - 07:33

any news?

Excelchat Expert
02/07/2018 - 07:33

We will get there, hold on.

User
02/07/2018 - 07:33

ok

Excelchat Expert
02/07/2018 - 07:36

There, can you check column E in SHeet2 please?

User
02/07/2018 - 07:38

shouldn't the line 5 return a YES?

Excelchat Expert
02/07/2018 - 07:38

Ah yes, let me just edit the range the formula is looking for.

User
02/07/2018 - 07:39

ok

Excelchat Expert
02/07/2018 - 07:39

There you go.

User
02/07/2018 - 07:40

does this formula check for anything written in columns B C and D, or doe sit check for an exact value?

User
02/07/2018 - 07:41

*exact match

Excelchat Expert
02/07/2018 - 07:41

It checks all values in B C and D if it matches with ANYTHING in Sheet 1 B C and D

User
02/07/2018 - 07:42

yes. ok . i understand how it works.

User
02/07/2018 - 07:42

it seems to be the solution to my problem

Excelchat Expert
02/07/2018 - 07:42

Great, I'm glad to have helped you!

Excelchat Expert
02/07/2018 - 07:42

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User
02/07/2018 - 07:42

thanks a lot.

User
02/07/2018 - 07:43

Definitely

Excelchat Expert
02/07/2018 - 07:43

Thank you, please come back for any more of your Excel needs!

User
02/07/2018 - 07:43

Have a nice fday

User
02/07/2018 - 07:43

*day

Excelchat Expert
02/07/2018 - 07:43

You too!

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