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I have 2 excel files.
I want to highlight the values in column A of Table 1 which appear in Column 1 of table 2.
Thanks for your help

Solved by S. H. in 43 mins

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User
15/08/2018 - 07:34

hi!

Excelchat Expert
15/08/2018 - 07:34

Hello!

User
15/08/2018 - 07:34

Im not sure if you got my question?

Excelchat Expert
15/08/2018 - 07:34

How can i help you today? :)

User
15/08/2018 - 07:34

alright I know i know how to do this but im going crazy so i give up

Excelchat Expert
15/08/2018 - 07:35

what i undestood is that you want to be able to identify the records from your first file that are as well on the second file

User
15/08/2018 - 07:35

Yes!

Excelchat Expert
15/08/2018 - 07:35

correct?

Excelchat Expert
15/08/2018 - 07:35

sure, i can help you with that

User
15/08/2018 - 07:35

loyalty card numbers

Excelchat Expert
15/08/2018 - 07:35

can you share with me your 2 files please?

User
15/08/2018 - 07:35

on this table on the right?

User
15/08/2018 - 07:36

or just as files

Excelchat Expert
15/08/2018 - 07:36

if you want you can send them as attachment

Excelchat Expert
15/08/2018 - 07:36

so i can work on them on faster

Excelchat Expert
15/08/2018 - 07:36

then i'll explain you what i did

User
15/08/2018 - 07:36

ok! give me just a second

User
15/08/2018 - 07:36

fantastic

User
15/08/2018 - 07:36

let me just merge my 3 e3xcel tables

Excelchat Expert
15/08/2018 - 07:36

okok!

User
15/08/2018 - 07:37

thanks won't be long

User
15/08/2018 - 07:37

sorry

Excelchat Expert
15/08/2018 - 07:37

it's ok, don't worry

User
15/08/2018 - 07:38

sheet 1

User
15/08/2018 - 07:39

is it sending you the file?

[Uploaded an Excel file]

User
15/08/2018 - 07:39

so on that file

Excelchat Expert
15/08/2018 - 07:39

yes

User
15/08/2018 - 07:39

i want to highlight all the numbers from file 2 column 1 that appear in the first file in column 1

User
15/08/2018 - 07:40

give me just a sec for the second one

Excelchat Expert
15/08/2018 - 07:40

okok

User
15/08/2018 - 07:42

[Uploaded an Excel file]

User
15/08/2018 - 07:42

there you go =)

Excelchat Expert
15/08/2018 - 07:42

on the first file that you send me

User
15/08/2018 - 07:42

yes

Excelchat Expert
15/08/2018 - 07:42

which sheet would it be? sheet 2?

User
15/08/2018 - 07:43

its actually from the second file

User
15/08/2018 - 07:43

but i can merge them on one if you want and resend it

User
15/08/2018 - 07:43

sorry i didnt think youd actually do i i thought you would just explain how to do it

Excelchat Expert
15/08/2018 - 07:43

i can do both

User
15/08/2018 - 07:43

SHEET 1

User
15/08/2018 - 07:43

sheet 2 was a test i was trying

Excelchat Expert
15/08/2018 - 07:43

for example

Excelchat Expert
15/08/2018 - 07:44

what i would do for this is

Excelchat Expert
15/08/2018 - 07:44

on the file that you want it to be marked

Excelchat Expert
15/08/2018 - 07:44

(file 2) right?

User
15/08/2018 - 07:45

let me merge them it will be a lot easier

Excelchat Expert
15/08/2018 - 07:45

okok

User
15/08/2018 - 07:46

[Uploaded an Excel file]

User
15/08/2018 - 07:46

youll notice on this file stuff is red in sheet 2 .. probably from my failed formula

Excelchat Expert
15/08/2018 - 07:47

ok, i'm dowloading it

User
15/08/2018 - 07:47

so i want to highlight in sheet 1 column 1 the values from column 1 in sheet 2 that appear in column 1 sheet 1

User
15/08/2018 - 07:47

do we just have 6 minutes left?

Excelchat Expert
15/08/2018 - 07:48

yes, but you can extend it

Excelchat Expert
15/08/2018 - 07:48

it will allow you to extend when timer hits 5-

Excelchat Expert
15/08/2018 - 07:49

ok, i'm working on it

User
15/08/2018 - 07:49

thanks

Excelchat Expert
15/08/2018 - 07:49

does it allow you to extend?

Excelchat Expert
15/08/2018 - 07:49

time*

User
15/08/2018 - 07:49

nope

User
15/08/2018 - 07:50

and i presume to extend i have to pay

User
15/08/2018 - 07:50

i dont have access to the company card

Excelchat Expert
15/08/2018 - 07:50

oh ok

User
15/08/2018 - 07:50

so we have 4 minutes lol

Excelchat Expert
15/08/2018 - 07:50

basically

Excelchat Expert
15/08/2018 - 07:50

what i would recommend you to do is this

User
15/08/2018 - 07:51

it allowed me to extend

Excelchat Expert
15/08/2018 - 07:51

perfect! time was extended!

Excelchat Expert
15/08/2018 - 07:51

i was a bit nervous haha

User
15/08/2018 - 07:51

hehe

User
15/08/2018 - 07:51

so was i

Excelchat Expert
15/08/2018 - 07:52

first i would do this, a vlookup on the final columns

User
15/08/2018 - 07:52

ok

Excelchat Expert
15/08/2018 - 07:52

then i would add a condittion formating for column b

User
15/08/2018 - 07:52

why on the final columns

User
15/08/2018 - 07:53

the only column i want is column A

User
15/08/2018 - 07:53

1

Excelchat Expert
15/08/2018 - 07:53

where i would do, while value on the e column is different than #N/A color them on yellow

User
15/08/2018 - 07:53

i want to know which clients on sheet2 appear on sheet 2 and highlight them in sheet 1

Excelchat Expert
15/08/2018 - 07:54

ok, let me do it on the file

User
15/08/2018 - 07:54

sorry i graduated 10 years ago

Excelchat Expert
15/08/2018 - 07:54

then i'll explain you what i did once i send it back to you

User
15/08/2018 - 07:54

lol

User
15/08/2018 - 07:54

ok

User
15/08/2018 - 07:54

thank you very much

User
15/08/2018 - 07:54

i do want to understand

Excelchat Expert
15/08/2018 - 07:55

i will search it by card# right?

User
15/08/2018 - 07:55

yeah exactly

User
15/08/2018 - 07:55

all by card number

Excelchat Expert
15/08/2018 - 07:55

which is what column in sheet 1?

Excelchat Expert
15/08/2018 - 07:55

VIP #
?

User
15/08/2018 - 07:56

Card / in sheet 2 or VIP in 1

User
15/08/2018 - 07:56

so column 2 sorry

Excelchat Expert
15/08/2018 - 07:56

ok, and you want me to mark it on sheet 1, correct?

User
15/08/2018 - 07:56

yes

Excelchat Expert
15/08/2018 - 07:56

ok

User
15/08/2018 - 07:56

highlight on sheet 1 the customers that appear in sheet 2

User
15/08/2018 - 07:56

by card number

User
15/08/2018 - 07:57

as u can notice i wanted to do an IF formula which is why i created the true or falso column

Excelchat Expert
15/08/2018 - 07:58

okok

User
15/08/2018 - 07:59

brb

Excelchat Expert
15/08/2018 - 07:59

just to be sure

Excelchat Expert
15/08/2018 - 07:59

this is on your sheet 2, right?

Excelchat Expert
15/08/2018 - 07:59

--->>>

User
15/08/2018 - 08:01

?

User
15/08/2018 - 08:01

whats on my sheet 2

Excelchat Expert
15/08/2018 - 08:01

what i copied on the excel sheet on the right

User
15/08/2018 - 08:01

i dont see anything

Excelchat Expert
15/08/2018 - 08:02

row 12 and below

User
15/08/2018 - 08:02

the excel on the right is blank

Excelchat Expert
15/08/2018 - 08:02

oh ok

User
15/08/2018 - 08:02

a ha

User
15/08/2018 - 08:03

now i see it

User
15/08/2018 - 08:03

thats sheet 2

Excelchat Expert
15/08/2018 - 08:04

okok

Excelchat Expert
15/08/2018 - 08:04

give me a second

User
15/08/2018 - 08:04

no prob you have 9 min 23 sec lol

Excelchat Expert
15/08/2018 - 08:08

I'm still with you give me a few minutes more

User
15/08/2018 - 08:08

no prob

User
15/08/2018 - 08:09

ms.brodeur@motointer.com is my email if ever this runs out of time.. although you probably can't do that which i understand

Excelchat Expert
15/08/2018 - 08:09

you can extend again, i believe

Excelchat Expert
15/08/2018 - 08:10

sadly, i cannot contact you outside the tool. We are not allowed to do that

User
15/08/2018 - 08:10

ok .. i juste have to leave work for my nieces swimming class which wont wait for me

User
15/08/2018 - 08:10

can i extend and you send me the file while im not there?

User
15/08/2018 - 08:10

or it will be gone by tomorrow

Excelchat Expert
15/08/2018 - 08:13

[Uploaded an Excel file]

Excelchat Expert
15/08/2018 - 08:13

Ok, please look attached file

User
15/08/2018 - 08:14

So all the names highlighted in yellow are the ones that appear on sheet 2

Excelchat Expert
15/08/2018 - 08:14

what i did is, on sheet 1 column x, i created a formula that will look for column B value into the sheet 2 Column A

User
15/08/2018 - 08:15

Vlookup

Excelchat Expert
15/08/2018 - 08:15

then i created a condition formatting in the name

Excelchat Expert
15/08/2018 - 08:15

all yellows are the ones found

Excelchat Expert
15/08/2018 - 08:15

correct

User
15/08/2018 - 08:15

YOU ARE THE BEST !

User
15/08/2018 - 08:15

are u in the states

Excelchat Expert
15/08/2018 - 08:15

does this work for you?

User
15/08/2018 - 08:15

absolutely

Excelchat Expert
15/08/2018 - 08:15

perfect!

Excelchat Expert
15/08/2018 - 08:15

glad i coud help you

Excelchat Expert
15/08/2018 - 08:16

is there anything else i can help you with?

User
15/08/2018 - 08:16

i really appreciate it

User
15/08/2018 - 08:16

no that is all

Excelchat Expert
15/08/2018 - 08:16

you're welcome! thank you very much for using the service

Excelchat Expert
15/08/2018 - 08:16

hope to be able to help you again!

User
15/08/2018 - 08:17

have a great evening! are you guys in Canada or the UST6

User
15/08/2018 - 08:17

US

User
15/08/2018 - 08:17

i have to run

User
15/08/2018 - 08:17

thanks

User
15/08/2018 - 08:17

again

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