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    how to compare 2 excel file?



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    i have 2 excel file

    file1
    fieldA fieldB fieldC fieldD

    file2
    columnA columnB columnC columnD

    each file contain around 300 row and impossible to check using side by side view

    is there any formula to make it easy?
    i.e open file1 and read file2 from file 1 using formulas?

    thx

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    Conjurer sambit's Avatar
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    Hi,
    Try below formula

    =ISNUMBER(MATCH(A2,'[FILE 2.xlsx]Sheet1'!$A:$A,0))


    which is not matching with File 2 it comes False.

    plz see the attachment.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sambit View Post
    Hi,
    Try below formula

    =ISNUMBER(MATCH(A2,'[FILE 2.xlsx]Sheet1'!$A:$A,0))


    which is not matching with File 2 it comes False.

    plz see the attachment.
    thx sambit, value at the end of formula mean look at the whole row in column A ($A:$A) ?
    ISNUMBER used to check numeric value, my excelsheet contain string, can i use ISNUMBER too?

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    Conjurer sambit's Avatar
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    yes, you can.

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    Alternative option:

    you can also try vlookup function.

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