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Delete duplicate Date - both the duplicate and the copy of it

Posted on 2011-03-09
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Hello,

I know Excel 07 has a function to delete duplciate data and you can be left with the unique values.  But I need something that deletes both the duplicate and the other copy of it.  

thank you.
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by:pdvsa
ID: 35087532
so for example

1
1
2
2
3

would leave an answer of 3
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by:jppinto
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Here's one method of doing this:

- Add a 2nd column with this formula:

 =COUNTIF(A:A,A1) copied down

- Use Paste Special/Values to convert formula results to values

- Sort this new column and then delete all rows that have the value >1

jppinto

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You can make it using a macro like the attached example.

jppinto
RemoveDuplicates.xlsm
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by:pdvsa
ID: 35087853
cool.  Does that handle the entire column in A?  I see C there so not sure how it is working. but it does work...
Sub RemoveDups()
    Columns("C:C").Insert
    Bottom = [A1].End(xlDown).Row
    Range("C2:C" & Bottom).Select
    Selection = "=1/(COUNTIF(R2C1:R" & Bottom & "C2,RC[-2])-1)"
    Selection.SpecialCells(xlCellTypeFormulas, 1).EntireRow.Delete
    Columns("C:C").Delete
End Sub
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by:jppinto
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The code check for the last value on column A (where the values are):

Bottom = [A1].End(xlDown).Row

Then it insert a new column on C to put the formula on that column:

Selection = "=1/(COUNTIF(R2C1:R" & Bottom & "C2,RC[-2])-1)"

Then it will select all the cells on column C that have the value "1" and deletes the rows.

jppinto
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by:pdvsa
ID: 35087921
OH I see... very interesting thahkyou
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by:jppinto
ID: 35087931
Thanks for the grade...
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