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Excel: Were trying to figure out how to compare two different

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Excel: We're trying to figure out how to compare two different sets of inventory. We have inventory that's currently in our system and our distributor's inventory. Our goal is to see what new products our distributor has added.

Column A - Distributor's SKUs
Column B - Distributor's Product Descriptions

Column C - Our SKUs
Column D - Our Product Descriptions

The formula would compare Column C to Column A and show/highlight which items in Column A are missing from Column C.
Ideally, the Distributor's new SKUs and Product Descriptions would be displayed in Columns E & F. That way we don't need to try and match SKUs to their Description one at a time. Please let me know if you need a copy of our Excel file and I'll email it.
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Microsoft Office
Expert:  The-PC-Guy replied 8 months ago.

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does that work or do you need another way to send it?

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so we are comparing numbers in column A to Column G?

Customer:

Sorry, stepped away from the screen. You are correct, there's SKUs in column A that aren't in column G.

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Expert:  The-PC-Guy replied 8 months ago.
so we are comparing numbers in column A to Column G?
Customer: replied 8 months ago.

Sorry, stepped away from the screen. You are correct, there's SKUs in column A that aren't in column G.

Expert:  The-PC-Guy replied 8 months ago.

So what you would like to have done is have any value that is in column A that is not in Column G and its corresponding Column B value put into columns E and F???

Is this correct?
Customer: replied 8 months ago.

Yes, absolutely.

Expert:  The-PC-Guy replied 8 months ago.
ok, I think I can make that work
Customer: replied 8 months ago.

It makes it so much easier to show both SKU and Description rather than just SKU

Expert:  The-PC-Guy replied 8 months ago.
well I will do that.

Please check back in about an hour or so, should have it done for you by then
Expert:  The-PC-Guy replied 8 months ago.
ok

the following file contains the example formula

what this does, is returns any value in column A that does not have a corresponding value in column G, and a blank where it does have a value in G. This way you can see which values in A are not in G also.

Columns E and F contain the values you wanted.

let me know if you need anything else

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Customer: replied 8 months ago.

Where would I find the file you're referencing?

Expert:  The-PC-Guy replied 8 months ago.
oh shoot, let me resend it.

The link never appeared

http://ge.tt/8x3v7qw/v/0?c
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Customer: replied 8 months ago.

We're in the middle of a massive data clean-up today, but we'll have a chance to verify your Function tomorrow. I'm sure it works, but we just don't have time to go through it today. We'll be sure to leave an excellent rating tomorrow. Thanks again!

Expert:  The-PC-Guy replied 8 months ago.
ok, thanks for letting me know

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