Eliminate Duplicate Information

Christine1

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Is there a way in Excel to search for duplicate information in a column and then delete those duplicates?
 

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IML

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Not exactly what you want, but highlight your column (including a header row)
select data - filter -advance filter
select copy to other location
Go to the copy to box and put in a blank column
Select "Unique records only"
and finally okay.

You could now delete your entire original column if you want.





On 2002-09-26 10:27, Christine1 wrote:
Is there a way in Excel to search for duplicate information in a column and then delete those duplicates?
 

Todd Bardoni

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What I do is this:
Go to Format
Select Conditional Formatting
Select Formula is
Formula "=countif(A:A,A1)>1 (or whatever column you want)
and then whatever you want the format to be such as a strikethrough

I do this to identify and review records before deleting them.

By the way, I got this tip from this board but I can't remember from who...probably PaddyD, but I'm not sure(just trying to give credit where credit's due)
 

Todd Bardoni

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What I do is this:
Go to Format
Select Conditional Formatting
Select Formula is
Formula "=countif(A:A,A1)>1 (or whatever column you want)
and then whatever you want the format to be such as a strikethrough

I do this to identify and review records before deleting them.

By the way, I got this tip from this board but I can't remember from who...probably PaddyD, but I'm not sure(just trying to give credit where credit's due)
 

Todd Bardoni

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What I do is this:
Go to Format
Select Conditional Formatting
Select Formula is
Formula "=countif(A:A,A1)>1 (or whatever column you want)
and then whatever you want the format to be such as a strikethrough

I do this to identify and review records before deleting them.

By the way, I got this tip from this board but I can't remember from who...probably PaddyD, but I'm not sure(just trying to give credit where credit's due)
 

megnin

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IML, I have Excel 2002 and followed your instructions for the advanced filter, unique items only. It did not work. It copied all the items, duplicates included.

Any ideas?
 

Yogi Anand

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On 2002-10-02 18:41, megnin wrote:
IML, I have Excel 2002 and followed your instructions for the advanced filter, unique items only. It did not work. It copied all the items, duplicates included.

Any ideas?

Hi Megnin:

Make sure that the box UNIQUR RECORDS ONLY is checked before clicking on OK.

Regards!

Yogi
 

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