Find Matching cells between 2 sheets


Sheet 1 – thousands of registrations over many years and is considered a big archive and cannot be edited.

Sheet 2 – a live sheet with registrations that is changing often, few entries and cannot be edited.

Sheet 3 – my sheet that I want the following data to feed to.

Sheet 1 has loads of archived entries. I would like to create a formula in sheet 3 that looks at sheet 1 and sheet 2 registrations and ticks a box in sheet 3 if any of the registrations match, additionally I want the formula to look at an “end date” column in sheet 1 and only look at the registrations in sheet 1 compared with sheet 2 that fall within 14 days of today based on the "end date" in sheet 1.

I have been using INDEX / MATCH functions to little success

Thank you



  • bisaacs
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    edited 04/29/24

    Hey @Marcus99,

    Could you share some screenshots of the sheets you need to pull the data from, it'll help us understand what the data looks like so we can better help you. Please be sure to hide any sensitive information when providing the screenshot.


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  • Marcus99

    So Sheet 1 is named "Completed Checks Master"

    Sheet 2 is "FW Delay Report"

    Sheet 3 is a blank sheet with a column formated for checkboxes.

    Basically if there is an Aircraft (Column in Completed Checks Master) in "Completed Checks Master" that had an "End Date" in the past 14 days I want the formula in my blank sheet to look at the registrations listed in the AC column in FW Delay report and tick a box in my blank sheet if there are matches.

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