Removing duplicates WITHIN cell

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mawheele

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I have the following code for removing duplicates within a cell. It runs through an entire column:

Code:
Sub test()
Dim c As Range, t, u As Long, temp
For Each c In Range("A1:A" & Range("A" & Rows.Count).End(xlUp).Row)
    t = Split(c, ",")
    For u = 0 To UBound(t) - 1
        If Trim(t(u)) = Trim(t(u + 1)) Then t(u + 1) = "`"
    Next u
    temp = Application.WorksheetFunction.Trim(Join(t, ", ")) & ","
    temp = Application.WorksheetFunction.Trim(Replace(temp, "`,", ""))
    c.Offset(, 1) = Left(temp, Len(temp) - 1)
Next
End Sub

However, it only removes the first duplicate. How can I have it remove the second, and third, and possibly more duplicates? Would I need to use Select Case?
 

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QuietRiot

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hmm,

I tweaked the code for you but then realized that it only removes duplicates if there next to each other

ie; test,test,cow,cow,cow will result in test,cow

is this what you want or are some cells cow,test,cow, test

cause the code above isn't very good. If this is fine let me know ill post what I tweaked otherwise if I have time ill try to think of a better way
 

QuietRiot

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from the looks of it then .. they will always be together 1,1,1,2,4

try this:

Code:
Sub test()
Dim c As Range, t, u As Long, temp, x As Integer
x = 0

Do Until x = 6 'change this to what you consider max number of duplicates. I figured 6 would be fine.





For Each c In Range("A1:A" & Range("A" & Rows.Count).End(xlUp).Row)
    t = Split(c, ",")
    For u = 0 To UBound(t) - 1
        If Trim(t(u)) = Trim(t(u + 1)) Then t(u + 1) = "`"
    Next u
    temp = Application.WorksheetFunction.Trim(Join(t, ", ")) & ","
    temp = Application.WorksheetFunction.Trim(Replace(temp, "`,", ""))
    c.Offset(, 0) = Left(temp, Len(temp) - 1)
Next



x = x + 1

Loop
end sub
 
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