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# Excel - Comparing Lists

## Excel - Comparing Lists

(OP)
I have a sheet (JobCourse) with a long list (4,000 records) of all employees and which course they should attend dependent on their job

I have another sheet (Incomplete) with a shorter list (750 records)of all employees and the courses they have not yet completed

I would like to flag up those from the Incomplete Sheet onto the JobCourse Sheet.

Each Course can be identified by a basic identifier plus their staff number so making it unique.

Is there a formula to do this?

thanks
Jonsi

hwyl
Jonsi
"If an apple a day keeps the Doctor away ...why don't Daleks live in Orchards?"

### RE: Excel - Comparing Lists

(OP)
found it! Should have done a SEARCH on here beforehand

=IF(COUNTIF(Incomplete!B:B,JobCourse!M4)=0,"Completed","INCOMPLETE")

hwyl
Jonsi
"If an apple a day keeps the Doctor away ...why don't Daleks live in Orchards?"

### RE: Excel - Comparing Lists

Hi,

Hmmmmm???

Seems to me that you have TWO criteria to compare: The EMPLOYEE and the COURSE.

Let's say this is the incomplete list

Employee	Course
Skip    	A-1
Fred    	B-2



and that this is the complete list

Emp	Crs
Skip	A-1
Skip	B-2
Fred	B-2
Fred	C-1


Then a formula to COUNT occurrences of BOTH criteria...

Emp	Crs    Count
Skip	A-1    =SUMPRODUCT((Employee=F2)*(Course=G2))
Skip	B-2
Fred	B-2
Fred	C-1


...resulting in...

Emp	Crs	Count
Skip	A1	1
Skip	B2	0
Fred	B2	1
Fred	C1	0


So all the ZEROS are EMPLOYEE/COURSE not in the incomplete list

Skip,

Just traded in my OLD subtlety...
for a NUance!

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