CP021: How to quickly compare 2 lists in Excel
In the 21st session of Chandoo.org podcast, lets compare lists. Quickly
What is in this session?
Comparing things is a favorite pastime for analysts all over the world. Sadly, it is also an area where we waste hours. So in this episode, I share my top secret comparison techniques to save you time.
Note: This is a short format podcast. That means you spend less time listening to it, while becoming more awesome.
In this podcast, you will learn,
- Why I sound like I am on a secret mission at a mafia hideout.
- 5 ways to compare 2 lists
- Manual method
- Conditional Formatting
- Row Differences
- LOOKUP formulas
- COUNTIF formulas
- Bonus tip: Removing duplicates
Listen to this session
Links & Resources mentioned in this session:
Please go thru below links for example workbooks on each type of comparison.
- Comparing 2 lists in Excel using conditional formatting
- Comparing 2 lists using row differences
- Comparing 2 lists using various formula techniques
- Special case: Comparing 2 lists with conditions
- Special case: Comparing 2 lists of first & last names
- Special case: Compare 2 files side by side
- Removing duplicates in Excel
Transcript of this session:
How do you compare? Tell us quickly
So how do you compare? My favorite methods are conditional formatting & COUNTIFS formulas. What about you? Please share your tips using comments.
My name is Chandoo. Thanks for dropping by. My mission is to make you awesome in Excel & your work. I live in Wellington, New Zealand. When I am not F9ing my formulas, I cycle, cook or play lego with my kids. Know more about me.
Thank you and see you around.
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