# Looking up same value

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#### SMH

Good evening- I am trying to take two lists and finding the matching values
on both lists. I have tried using vlookup, but haven't had much luck. Is
that the right function to use? What is the difference between vlookup and
lookup?

Here is what I've got- two worksheets (A and B).
=VLOOKUP(B4,B!B:B,2,FALSE)

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Thank you.

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#### Jacob Skaria

Try the below..I hope you are trying to retrieve the same value ...The third
argument is the number of column in the mentioned range...Here B:B has got
only one column

=VLOOKUP(B4,B!B:B,1,FALSE)

Or

=IF(ISERROR(MATCH(B4,B!B:B,0)),"Not in list","Found")

If this post helps click Yes

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#### T. Valko

Try this:

List1 in the range Sheet A A1:A10
List2 in the range Sheet B A1:A10

Enter this formula on Sheet A B1:

=IF(COUNTIF(B!A\$1:A\$10,A1),"x","")

Copy down as needed. Cells that return "x" denote a match. If one list is
shorter than the other then compare the shorter list against the longer
list.

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#### Shane Devenshire

Hi,

Here is a way to color the items which or on both lists, suppose list1 is in
C1:C100 and list2 in F1:F200

In 2003:
1. Select the cells you want to format, in this case C1:C100
2. Choose Format, Conditional Formatting
3. Choose Formula is from the first drop down
4. In the second box enter the formula:
=COUNTIF(F\$1:F\$200,C1)
5. Click the Format button
6. Choose a color on the Patterns tab (or any available option)
7. Click OK twice.

In 2007:
1. Highlight all the cells on the rows you want formatted
2. Choose Home, Conditional Formatting, New Rule
3. Choose Use a formula to determine which cell to format
4. In the Format values where this formula is true enter the following
formula:
=COUNTIF(F\$1:F\$200,C1)
5. Click the Format button and choose a format.
6. Click OK twice

Repeat the same idea after selecting F1:F200.