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What is the correct formula to use to compare data in column A to see if
there is a match in column B. In column C, just return the value in column A
if there is a match anywhere in column B, otherwise leave blank.
Col A Col B Col C
1234 5555
4321 3457
5555 3241 5555
5241 2319
3457 5361 3457

I have tried Vlookup, If statements, and a few others, but can't seems to
get the correct format. Thank you.


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=IF(COUNTIF($B$1:$B$5,A1),A1,"")


"Kim" wrote:

What is the correct formula to use to compare data in column A to see if
there is a match in column B. In column C, just return the value in column A
if there is a match anywhere in column B, otherwise leave blank.
Col A Col B Col C
1234 5555
4321 3457
5555 3241 5555
5241 2319
3457 5361 3457

I have tried Vlookup, If statements, and a few others, but can't seems to
get the correct format. Thank you.

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Thank you, teethless, it worked!


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=IF(COUNTIF($B$1:$B$5,A1),A1,"")


"Kim" wrote:

What is the correct formula to use to compare data in column A to see if
there is a match in column B. In column C, just return the value in column A
if there is a match anywhere in column B, otherwise leave blank.
Col A Col B Col C
1234 5555
4321 3457
5555 3241 5555
5241 2319
3457 5361 3457

I have tried Vlookup, If statements, and a few others, but can't seems to
get the correct format. Thank you.



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