Solved

New sheet with one of each name

Posted on 2011-03-07
9
164 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
Hiya all

I have a sheet that has lots of the same values in one coloum. I want to be able to create a new sheet that show a single coloum with only one of each of the items:

So this is and example of the sheet i have:

doors
chairs
planks
chairs
chairs
planks
chairs
planks
chairs
planks
chairs
planks

And on the next sheet i want it to ony show one of each like this:

doors
chairs
planks
0
Comment
Question by:willa666
  • 5
  • 4
9 Comments
 
LVL 30

Expert Comment

by:SiddharthRout
ID: 35059355
If you are using MS Excel 2007 onwards then this will help you. Just rename the Sheets and Column names as applicable.

Sub Sample()
    Sheets("Sheet1").Columns("A:A").Copy Sheets("2").Columns("A:A")
    Application.CutCopyMode = False
    Sheets("Sheet2").Range("$A$1:$A$12").RemoveDuplicates Columns:=1, Header:=xlNo
End Sub

Open in new window


Sid
0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:willa666
ID: 35059469
hi SiddharthRout

I am using excel 2011 on the mac so it should support your solution. But i am used to using formuals and am not sure how i would use you soultion.
0
 
LVL 30

Expert Comment

by:SiddharthRout
ID: 35059480
Paste the code in a module in the VBA editor and simply run the macro "Sample"

Sid
0
Courses: Start Training Online With Pros, Today

Brush up on the basics or master the advanced techniques required to earn essential industry certifications, with Courses. Enroll in a course and start learning today. Training topics range from Android App Dev to the Xen Virtualization Platform.

 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:willa666
ID: 35059601
So i managed to create the macro and when i run it i get this error:
Run-Time error '9':

Subscript out of range

Open in new window

0
 
LVL 30

Expert Comment

by:SiddharthRout
ID: 35059611
Ok. Upload your exact file. Let me amend it upload it for you :)

Sid
0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:willa666
ID: 35059670
Thank you matey
Workbook1.xlsm
0
 
LVL 30

Accepted Solution

by:
SiddharthRout earned 500 total points
ID: 35059696
Here it is. The output will be generated in Sheet2

Sid

Code Used

Sub Sample()
    Dim lastRow As Long
    
    Sheets("Sheet1").Columns("A:A").Copy Sheets("Sheet2").Columns("A:A")
    Application.CutCopyMode = False
    
    lastRow = Sheets("Sheet2").Range("A" & Rows.Count).End(xlUp).Row
    
    Sheets("Sheet2").Range("$A$1:$A$" & lastRow).RemoveDuplicates Columns:=1, Header:=xlNo
End Sub

Open in new window

Workbook1.xlsm
0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:willa666
ID: 35059717
:) that works great thank you
0
 
LVL 30

Expert Comment

by:SiddharthRout
ID: 35059719
You are welcome :)

Sid
0

Featured Post

Gigs: Get Your Project Delivered by an Expert

Select from freelancers specializing in everything from database administration to programming, who have proven themselves as experts in their field. Hire the best, collaborate easily, pay securely and get projects done right.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

This code takes an Excel list of URL’s and adds a header titled “URL List”. It then searches through all URL’s in column “A”, looking for duplicates. When a duplicate is found, it is moved to the top of the list. The duplicate URL’s are then highlig…
This article descibes how to create a connection between Excel and SAP and how to move data from Excel to SAP or the other way around.
The viewer will learn how to use a discrete random variable to simulate the return on an investment over a period of years, create a Monte Carlo simulation using the discrete random variable, and create a graph to represent the possible returns over…
This Micro Tutorial will demonstrate how to use a scrolling table in Microsoft Excel using the INDEX function.

786 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question