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Highlight cells if they contain another cell value


Hi, I cant for the life of me figure out the formula to highlight a cell if it contains the value from another list I can get something to work but it is never right.
Attached in the sheet. I want the "Tenure" column on sheet "MINAW" to look at the list on Sheet2 and highlight the relevant cell in the "Tenure" column.



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Here is a VBA solution:
Option Explicit

Sub MattWinter()
    Dim s1 As Worksheet, s2 As Worksheet
    Dim lr As Long, lr2 As Long
    Dim i As Long, j As Long
    Set s1 = Sheets("MINAW")
    Set s2 = Sheets("Sheet2")
    lr = s1.Range("C" & Rows.Count).End(xlUp).Row
    lr2 = s2.Range("A" & Rows.Count).End(xlUp).Row
    Application.ScreenUpdating = False
    For i = 2 To lr
        For j = 2 To lr2
            If InStr(s1.Range("C" & i), s2.Range("A" & j)) > 0 Then
                s1.Range("C" & i).Interior.ColorIndex = 6
            End If
        Next j
    Next i
    Application.ScreenUpdating = True
    MsgBox "Review Completed"
End Sub

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Excellent -thank you so much! Fluff13 formula works perfectly. bosco_yip formula highlights only 2 numbers half way down the list. It may be the way I entered it? The VBA also works great - thank you!!