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    Comparing two cells and returning not matching characters

    Hi All,

    I have two columns Names and Email Pattern. Here I need to compare Names with Email Pattern and return the not matching character in the column.

    Example:


    Names Email Pattern Result
    eric Nicole eric_Nicole _
    elisabeth rouffiac elisabeth.rouffiac .
    ferey Benjamin f.benjamin erey.
    philippe motte philippe .motte


    Is there any formula or macro to do this?
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    Re: Comparing two cells and returning not matching characters

    In the example you give, for rows 2 and 3 you are showing what is in column B that is not in column A. For rows 4 and 5 you are showing what is in column A that is not in column B. Which way do you want it?
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    Re: Comparing two cells and returning not matching characters

    I want from column B

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    Re: Comparing two cells and returning not matching characters

    I think this comes close to what you want.

    I'm making an assumption that names are delimited by space, period, underbar, slash or colon - It is annotated in the code where to add more delimiters.

    You can compare the strings in either direction.
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