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16-07-2005, 09:28 PM
A B C D E F 1 Unit ID Length X Cord Y Cord Duplicate
2 GOLD45 456.23 45689.01 589745.89
3 GOLD45 456.23 45689.01 589745.89 Yes
4 GOLD78 78.09 44594.31 157946.46


I wish to create a IF statement that will take the value of each the cells are equal in A3:D3 and check it with the cells A2:D2 and return a Yes statement if the values in all cells are all equal in the IF statement. I want to paste this formuala in a large list about 40,000 entries to check so you see why I am trying to write a formula rather than check manually!!!

I tried to used nested IF statement but could not get it to work.

Can someone please suggest a site to go to all can give me some pointers or ideas on how to do it, it will be much appreciated!!!!!


16-07-2005, 11:04 PM
Hi, your trying to find duplicates? If so its easier if you take a 2 step approach.

1) In a blank column, concatenate the cells you wish to evaluate.
eg =A1&B1&C1&D1&E1&F1 and copy formula down.

2) Find duplicates by counting how many occurances there are of the concatenated value.
eg assuming the formula in 1 above was in G1 your formula would look like this

If the result is >1 then there is a duplicate