Excel - Compare two lists and change row color

December 2016




Issue


I have two different workbooks; let's say workbook 1 and workbook2. In both workbooks I have a column with barcodes.

I need a VBA to check the two barcode columns in workbooks and if it find matches to create a new workbook and copy the whole row of workbook 1 and use the same color of cell barcode in workbook 2.

Solution


I am assuming that the barcode columns both sheet 1 and sheet 2 are the same
then try this code
at the beginning when you run the code, the code will ask an input about the column letter of the barcode. you can type the column letter e.g. G and click ok (on the top right):

The macro is
Sub test() 
Dim col As String, r As Range, c As Range, cfind As Range 
Dim x, y As Integer 
col = InputBox("type the column LETTER in which the barcode is netered for e.g. G") 
On Error Resume Next 
With Worksheets("sheet2") 
Set r = Range(.Cells(2, col), .Cells(2, col).End(xlDown)) 
For Each c In r 
x = c.Value 
With Worksheets("sheet1").Columns(col & ":" & col) 
Set cfind = .Cells.Find(what:=x, lookat:=xlWhole) 
If cfind Is Nothing Then GoTo nnext 
y = cfind.Interior.ColorIndex 
cfind.EntireRow.Copy 
With Worksheets("sheet3") 
.Cells(Rows.Count, "A").End(xlUp).Offset(1, 0).PasteSpecial 
.Cells(Rows.Count, col).End(xlUp).Interior.ColorIndex = y 
End With 
End With 
nnext: 
Next c 
End With 

End Sub

Note


Thanks to venkat1926 for this tip on the forum.

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