In my spreadsheet, I am trying to highlight duplicate values in a row.
Catch #1 is, every row is assessed differently.
Catch #2 is, the values are not adjacent in their rows.
A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | 1 Bob | 1 | Jim | 2 | Pat | 3 | Sam | 4 | | 2 Bob | 3 | Pat | 1 | Sam | 1 | Jim | 2 | | 3 Jim | 2 | Bob | 2 | Pat | 3 | Sam | 2 | | 4 Pat | 3 | Pat | 3 | | | | | | 5 | | | | | | | | |
In the example, I am checking each row for duplicates in columns B, D, F and H. Basically the number columns are being assessed against each other.
Row 1: None are highlighted.
Row 2: D2 and F2 are highlighted
Row 3: B3, D3, H3 are highlighted
Row 4: B4 and D4 are highlighted, but F4 and H4 are not because they’re empty. A4 and C4 aren’t highlighted either because columns A, C, E and G aren’t being checked.
Try this formula in conditional formatting’s formula based rule:
Hope this helps!