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Duplicate Alert Formula

Posted on 2013-01-31
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Hello Experts,

I could use your help.  See attached sample file.  I want a formula in cell A2 to display "DUPLICATE" when a duplicate appears in column C?

Thanks,

Gary
Cincinnati
012513Tel-EE-Dup-Check-1-31-13.xlsx
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by:NBVC
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Try:

=IF(SUM(IF(C6:C35<>"",IF(1/COUNTIF(C6:C35,C6:C35)<1,(1/COUNTIF(C6:C35,C6:C35))))),"DUPLICATE","")

confirmed with CTRL+SHIFT+ENTER not just ENTER
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by:garyrobbins
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Thanks, NB_VC.

Is there an alternate way of writing this formula that does not require the confirmation {}?

Gary
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Try:

=IF(COUNTA(C6:C35)>SUMPRODUCT((C6:C35<>"")/COUNTIF(C6:C35,C6:C35&"")),"DUPLICATES","")
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by:garyrobbins
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Yes!  I love that "SumProduct" formula...

I appreciate the prompt response also.   Good job.

Gary
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