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How to sort a column to match the value in another column in Excel?

As below screenshot shown, you need to compare column 1 and 2, and sort column 2 to match the value in column 1 in Excel. This article will show you method to deal with it.

Sort a column to match the value in another column with formula

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You can compare two columns and sort a column to match the value in another column with formula in Excel.

1. You need to create a help column to place the matched values. Please select a blank cell in the help column, enter formula =IF(COUNTIF(B:B,A2)=0,"Missing",A2) into the Formula Bar, and then press the Enter key. See screenshot:


1). In the formula, B:B is the column you need to compare and sort based on values in column A. And A2 is the first compare value in column A.

2). If no matched values found in column B, it will display a “Missing” result.

2. Select the first result cell, then drag the Fill Handle down to list all matched values in the help column.

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    Arif · 5 months ago
    I'm using this formula into my excel file but this logic don't work for all areas. formula is =IF(B:B='Data Input'!A:A,"Yes","No")

    Basicaly i'm just using this formula for matching up two different column and if they match than the row shows the "YES" notification.

    Please help me.
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    Mohamed Anas · 1 years ago
    How I match one column with another column and also name will be correctly fitted in matched column.