Identify duplicates with multiple criteria in another column

Robot1

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I have been searching the boards for hours. I am looking to identify duplicate accounts based on the text in a different column. I can't just sort and remove duplicates as it will delete "active" accounts. Some accounts are active in multiple rows. I had to create a sample sheet as the data is sensitive and could not be shared. From the example below, I need to identify that Scotia Bank has both "Account" and "Firm" and then delete the "Firm" but keep both the account lines.
AccountScotia Bank
AccountScotia Bank
FirmScotia Bank
FirmScotia Bank
FirmScotia Bank
AccountJim's Bakery
FirmJim's Bakery
FirmJim's Bakery
AccountPublix
AccountPublix
AccountPublix
FirmPublix
FirmPublix
AccountCostco
AccountFedex
 

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sprigelz

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Office Version
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  2. 2016
  3. 2013
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You could add a third column that concat's the other 2 and then filter the third column to delete the duplicates.

Excel Formula:
=CONCATENATE(A1,"-",B1)
 
Solution

Robot1

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Thank you. That might actually work. I will try on the main sheet and report back.
 

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