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delete row if some member is duplicate in excel

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column a is email address and column b is name of email address column c is address

if  a some member of column a is duplicate I want to delete the row that duplicate keep only one row how can i write marco in excel
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by:dlmille
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Do you need a macro?  There are ways to do this manually and very quick. Let me know.

Just create a column D with this formula, assuming you have headers, we'll put this in row 2

[D2] = countif(A:A,A2)

this formula will tell you if there is a duplicate , as it will be > 1

Then turn on data filters, filter for everything not = 1 and select the resulting rows and delete them.

Let me know if you MUST have a macro and I can provide.

Dave
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Finally, here's a link to a macro (see deleting duplicate rows):

http://www.cpearson.com/excel/deleting.htm

Dave

Let me know if you need assistance on any of these 3 methods.

Dave
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Oh - one more - in Excel hit F1 for help.  Look up duplicate, then select 10 ways to clean your data - there's a section on a couple steps to delete duplicate rows..


Have fun!

Dave
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I was documenting past tips I participated in.   Here's one more set of options on deleting duplicate rows...

http:Q_26750772.html

Dave
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