Compare two tables & Highlight difference

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Hello Experts,


Would be helpful if spare some time & help me with below task ?


Task: To highlight differences (cells) in attached excel by comparing two tables.


Background : We have two tables ( Toy_Table & Toy_Drawer) in same sheet ( sheet1). please suggest fastest way to compare both tables & highlight differences in both tables.


Additional information :

  • Windows 10
  • MS excel 2016 ( desktop version)



3 Replies

Hi @Rajiv_Kokitkar 

You may use conditional formatting with below formula to highlight cells that do not match within two tables:





A sample file is also attached for your reference. Please let me know if it works for you.




Thank you Tauqeer . This is helpful. Is it possible to highlight cells from column
'key' and 'Toy' which are not matching? 'Drawer' will be reference column in both tables.

If not, I can still live with this solution

Hi @Rajiv_Kokitkar 


Yes, you can highlight the entire row instead of cells. I have modified below formula in attached file.




Hope it works as desired now.