# How do I compare two columns in Excel with match?

## How do I compare two columns in Excel with match?

Compare Two Columns and Highlight Matches

- Select the entire data set.
- Click the Home tab.
- In the Styles group, click on the ‘Conditional Formatting’ option.
- Hover the cursor on the Highlight Cell Rules option.
- Click on Duplicate Values.
- In the Duplicate Values dialog box, make sure ‘Duplicate’ is selected.

## How do you compare two columns in Excel and if match then copy the cell next to it?

Option one

- Go to cell E2 and enter the formula =IF(ISNUMBER(MATCH(D2,$A$2:$A$20,0)),INDEX(Sheet5!$B$2:$B$20,MATCH(Sheet5!
- Press ENTER key to get the matching content on the E2.
- Copy the formula to the rest of the cells using Autofill feature or drag the fill handle down to cells you want to copy the formula.

**How do I compare two columns and return values in Excel 3rd column?**

Compare two columns and return value form third column with a useful feature

- In the Formula Type drop down list, please select Lookup option;
- Then, select Look for a value in list option in the Choose a formula list box;

**How do you know if two cells match in Excel?**

The quickest way to compare two cells is with a formula that uses the equal sign. If the cell contents are the same, the result is TRUE. (Upper and lower case versions of the same letter are treated as equal).

### How do I match two lists in Excel?

The quickest way to find all about two lists is to select them both and them click on Conditional Formatting -> Highlight cells rules -> Duplicate Values (Excel 2007). The result is that it highlights in both lists the values that ARE the same.

### How do I match data in Excel?

The MATCH function searches for a specified item in a range of cells, and then returns the relative position of that item in the range. For example, if the range A1:A3 contains the values 5, 25, and 38, then the formula =MATCH(25,A1:A3,0) returns the number 2, because 25 is the second item in the range.