In Excel, I have 2 sheets of data. One sheet contains a list of numbers (about 500 line items) . The other sheet (sheet 2) is imported and it conatins about (150 lines). I need excel to search sheet 1 with the numbers I have in sheet 2 and tell me if there are any matching numbers. Anyone able to help?

Try this: With your data in Sheet 1 in Column A starting at cell 1 to cell 500

and

With your data in Sheet 2 in Column A starting at cell 1 to cell 150On Sheet

2enter the formula cell B1:=IF(ISERROR(MATCH(A1,Sheet1!$A$1:$A$500,0)),"No Match in Sheet 1","Match")

Drag down 150 rows.

If there is a Match, then the word Match will appear in column B

If there is no Match, then No Match in Sheet 1 will appear in column BAlso, since your importing the data, make sure your Numbers are really Numbers not TEXT that look like numbers.

Real numbers will be Right Justified in the cell.

A simply way to insure all your numbers are numbers is to do a simple: =A1*1 this should force any TEXT to Numbers.

See how that work.

Also, Excel questions are best asked in the Office Software Forum.

MIKE

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