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    Validate the record exists without helper field

    Hi,
    I'm trying to validate the record existence with the master list without the support of helper field, could someone help me on this please.
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    Re: Validate the record exists without helper field

    What is the problem with having a helper column? You do know that you can hide it, don't you?
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    Re: Validate the record exists without helper field

    Yes i'm aware of it, helper column will be fine and i can hide it but unfortunately the concern is in this particular worksheet there is no extra columns in the left side to where we start the data and i afraid to add more columns since the data from this sheet is utilized in several other sheets with the help of Vlookup, inserting columns may disturb the calculated fields which contains Vlookup formulas. Alternatively i can add the helper fields in the right side but this table keep growing with manual data and i felt adding calculated fields in between the manual data.

    Rather than all these i just thought i can learn if there could be any alternative to this....

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    Re: Validate the record exists without helper field

    Try

    =IF(SUMPRODUCT(COUNTIF(E5:E27,A5:A27))<COUNTA(E5:E27),"Y","N")
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    Re: Validate the record exists without helper field

    That works fine. Thanks a lot.

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