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    comparing two sheets and Formatting unique names on them

    HELLO,
    Please I have a 2 lists in both sheet 1 and sheet 2 of the same documents (see attached).
    These lists has the same names but one list (List 1) is more populated than the other.
    What I want now is to color the names that appeared on list 1 just once but are not on list 2 since list 1 has the highest number of names.
    Please help me out.
    Thank you
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    Re: comparing two sheets and Formatting unique names on them

    Select the range of values in sheet 1 > home tab > Conditional formatting > New rule > Use a formula > =ISERROR(MATCH(A2,Sheet2!$A:$A,0)) > select the format you want > OK

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    Re: comparing two sheets and Formatting unique names on them

    Thank you for your response....
    it saved me much stress.thanks a bunch.

    but please, i tried this formula the other way round i.e =ISERROR(MATCH(A2,Sheet1!$A:$A,0)) and i pasted it on sheet 2 as directed, and the response i got was 2 coloured and the said names are already on sheet 1.

    please can you help me look through it so if i want to use it either way it should work as supposed.

    thank you

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    Re: comparing two sheets and Formatting unique names on them

    That should work. On your test file it highlighted A23 only.
    Did you highlight the whole of col A when you set the rule, or A2 to the end?

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    Re: comparing two sheets and Formatting unique names on them

    Thank you my friend,
    i highlighted A2 to the end i.e i highlighted only the cells that has values.
    and it coloured 2 names which are on the other list.

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    Re: comparing two sheets and Formatting unique names on them

    Which rows in your test file did it highlight?

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