Due to data entry issues, a client had instances where she had the same information for some records in both the Address2 and the Town column. She wanted a quick way of seeing where this was happening. Information stored in two cells can quickly be compared using conditional formatting, highlighting instances where the record has the same results in two columns. Although her issues were not as bad as that shown below it will do as an example!
Select the information in the Address2 column, then on the Home tab, in the Styles group, from the Conditional Formatting dropdown, select New Rule.
Select Use a formula to determine which cells to format.
In the Format values where this formula is true box, type
Click Format. Select the required formatting, then click OK twice.
The duplicated cells are shown in your chosen format. You can then always filter by colour to see just those records.
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