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    Conditional formatting help for multiple columns

    Hello!

    Hopefully this is an easy question. I am trying to compare data across multiple rows. In my example, I have rows A through E that I'm wanting to compare F through J against. Column A would be compared to data in column F, column B would be compared to data in column G, column C compared to column H, etc. I would want cells that don't match to be highlighted in some way. Help!

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    Re: Conditional formatting help for muliple columns

    Select cells A2:E(end) where (end) is the last row of data. Then Use the Conditional Formatting formula:
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    It is important that the cell references are relative and NOT ABSOLUTE.
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    Re: Conditional formatting help for muliple columns

    Quote Originally Posted by TMS View Post
    Select cells A2:E(end) where (end) is the last row of data. Then Use the Conditional Formatting formula:
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    It is important that the cell references are relative and NOT ABSOLUTE.
    I selected cell A2 through E 62869 (last cell in column E) then entered that formula. Excel produced this error:
    "There are one or more circular references where a formula refers to its own cell either directly or indirectly. This might cause them to calculate incorrectly. Try removing or changing these references, or moving the formulas to different cells"

    When I click "OK" it enters 0.00 in cell A2 and every other cell remains unchanged...

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    Re: Conditional formatting help for muliple columns

    I think you missed a step. Note the part I highlighted:

    Quote Originally Posted by TMS View Post
    Select cells A2:E(end) where (end) is the last row of data. Then Use the Conditional Formatting formula:
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    It is important that the cell references are relative and NOT ABSOLUTE.
    After you select those cells, you must then go to Conditional Formatting, create a new rule, select "Use a formula...." and only then use the formula

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    It sounds like you entered that formula into cell A2.
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    Re: Conditional formatting help for multiple columns

    Attach a sample workbook (not a picture or pasted copy). Make sure there is just enough data to demonstrate your need. Include a BEFORE sheet and an AFTER sheet in the workbook if needed to show the process you're trying to complete or automate. Make sure your desired results are shown, mock them up manually if necessary.

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