Duplicate removal rule extension needed

I have the latest version of Excel as shown here http://screencast.com/t/TmhIc9kz.  If a duplicate company name occurs in column A, then the row that contains data in the least number of columns should be removed where the row that contains data in the most number of columns should remain.  Assistance is  greatly appreciated.
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Cornelia YoderArtistCommented:
This isn't the complete answer, but it might get you started:

frugalmuleAuthor Commented:
not sure where to go with that one?
Martin LissOlder than dirtCommented:
Here's a macro you can try.

Sub RemoveLeastData()
Dim lngLastRow As Long
Dim lngLastCol As Long
Dim lngRow As Long
Dim FoundDupe As Range
Dim intCount As Integer
Dim intDupeCount As Integer

lngLastRow = ActiveSheet.UsedRange.Rows.Count
lngLastCol = Cells.Find("*", SearchOrder:=xlByColumns, LookIn:=xlValues, SearchDirection:=xlPrevious).Column

Application.ScreenUpdating = False

For lngRow = lngLastRow - 1 To 2 Step -1
    Range(Cells(lngRow + 1, 1), Cells(lngLastRow, 1)).Select
    With Selection
        Set FoundDupe = .Find(What:=Cells(lngRow, 1), After:=ActiveCell, LookIn:=xlValues, _
                LookAt:=xlWhole, SearchOrder:=xlByRows, SearchDirection:=xlNext, _
                MatchCase:=False, SearchFormat:=False)
    End With
    If Not FoundDupe Is Nothing Then
        intCount = Application.CountA(Range(Cells(lngRow, 1), Cells(lngRow, lngLastCol)))
        intDupeCount = Application.CountA(Range(Cells(FoundDupe.Row, 1), Cells(FoundDupe.Row, lngLastCol)))
        If intCount < intDupeCount Then
            Cells(lngRow, 1).EntireRow.Delete
            Cells(FoundDupe.Row, 1).EntireRow.Delete
        End If
    End If

Application.ScreenUpdating = True

End Sub

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Martin LissOlder than dirtCommented:
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Martin LissOlder than dirtCommented:
You're welcome and I'm glad I was able to help.

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