## Compare two columns and show differences

*Article updated on December 04, 2017*

**Array Formula in B11:**

To enter an array formula press and hold CTRL + SHIFT simultaneously, then press Enter once. Release all keys.

The formula bar now shows the formula enclosed with curly brackets telling you that you entered the formula successfully. Don't enter the curly brackets yourself.

Copy cell D2 and paste it down as far as needed.

**Array Formula in B15:**

Copy cell D9 and paste it down as far as needed.

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Compare and filter values in two lists.xlsx

Compare and filter values in two lists.xls

(Excel 97-2003 Workbook *.xls)

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Oscar here's another variation to this, a much smaller one I guess.

Values in List 1 and not in List 2

=INDEX(List_1, SMALL(IF(ISERROR(1/COUNTIF(List_2, List_1)), ROW(List_1)-MIN(ROW(List_1))+1), ROWS($A$2:A2)))

Chrisham,

Your array formula is great! My array formula creates unique distinct values, that is perhaps not what he asked for.

Thanks a lot for your contribution!!

Guys,

Realy appreciate your contribution.

I need the unique distinct value.

I'll keep both proposed solution. Always interresting to test and compare :-).

Again, thanks a lot.

I have been looking for something similar to this. I am trying to automate a billing process and need some help with it.