Solved

Delete rows where duplicate values found in column A with Excel VBA

Posted on 2014-02-28
4
7,494 Views
Last Modified: 2014-03-04
There seems to be countless ways on how to delete duplicate values found in a column.  What is the most efficient method in VBA if I know I will have a duplicate value in Col A.  Note I do have several other columns, but none of the columns will have data at the point I do the delete in Col A.
0
Comment
Question by:upobDaPlaya
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 3
4 Comments
 

Author Comment

by:upobDaPlaya
ID: 39896274
if i did this is this considered sound: ActiveSheet.range("$A$1:$K$410).RemoveDuplicates Columns:=Array(1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11), Header:=xlYes
0
 
LVL 81

Accepted Solution

by:
byundt earned 500 total points
ID: 39896661
If you just need to test column A, then your statement might be:
    ActiveSheet.Range("$A$1:$K$410").RemoveDuplicates Columns:=1, Header:=xlYes

Open in new window

Note that the above statement is not deleting entire rows. To do that, you might use:
    ActiveSheet.Range("$1:$410").RemoveDuplicates Columns:=1, Header:=xlYes

Open in new window

And if your range truly has data only in A1:A410, you could use:
    ActiveSheet.Range("$A$1:$A$410").RemoveDuplicates Columns:=1, Header:=xlYes

Open in new window


If you have merged cells, a protected worksheet or formulas that are looking at particular cells in the range--please advise.
0
 

Author Comment

by:upobDaPlaya
ID: 39902373
Initially I did not think I had any merged cells, but when I initially posted I failed to mention that I was getting some type of error when using the below code since it thought I had merged cells.  However, I could not find any..  I will try the above...

ActiveSheet.range("$A$1:$K$410).RemoveDuplicates Columns:=Array(1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11), Header:=xlYes
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:upobDaPlaya
ID: 39905345
Your solution worked, but it is still very puzzling why it thinks my worksheet has merged cells...In fact there is only 1 column.
0

Featured Post

MS Dynamics Made Instantly Simpler

Make Your Microsoft Dynamics Investment Count  & Drastically Decrease Training Time by Providing Intuitive Step-By-Step WalkThru Tutorials.

Question has a verified solution.

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

You need to know the location of the Office templates folder, so that when you create new templates, they are saved to that location, and thus are available for selection when creating new documents.  The steps to find the Templates folder path are …
This article describes how to use a set of graphical playing cards to create a Draw Poker game in Excel or VB6.
The viewer will learn how to create a normally distributed random variable in Excel, use a normal distribution to simulate the return on an investment over a period of years, Create a Monte Carlo simulation using a normal random variable, and calcul…
This Micro Tutorial demonstrates using Microsoft Excel pivot tables, how to reverse engineer competitors' marketing strategies through backlinks.

688 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