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# distribution list

Posted on 2014-09-05
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Hi,

I have a distribution list which i must de-dupe

So in one row i have

xyz@abc.com, abc@xyz.com, bcd@xyz.com

next row

ytr@xyz.com, abc@xyz.com

Note that abc@xyz.com is contained in both rows, i need some code that will delete any dupes, so that there is only one abc@xyz.com

I have 184 rows of names that it would need to loop through

Many thanks
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Question by:Seamus2626
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Expert Comment

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Do the names need to remain in rows, seperated by commas, or can be transpose the lot into a one-per-line-list?
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Author Comment

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Lines dont have to remain in rows, as the end game is to paste into an email

Thanks Jell
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Glenn Ray earned 250 total points
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Here's the quickest way, especially if this is a one-time event:

1) In Excel, select all cells in this column and copy
2) Open Word
3) Paste the values in Word
4) So a search and replace to convert the commas into paragraph marks:
Be sure to add a space after the comma to remove leading spaces.  You'll see this:
5) Copy all the converted text.
6) Switch back to Excel and open a blank sheet
7) Paste the values in cell A1
8) Menu:  Data tab, "Remove Duplicates"

That will leave you with just the unique email addresses.

Regards,
-Glenn
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James Elliott earned 250 total points
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Try this (in a new module). It assumes all emails are in column A. It puts results in column B.

``````Option Explicit

Sub EE()

Dim ws As Worksheet
Dim LR As Long
Dim x As Long, y As Long, i As Long
Dim var As Variant
Dim arr() As Variant

Set ws = Sheets(1)
LR = ws.Range("A" & Rows.Count).End(xlUp).Row

ws.Range("B:B").Clear

For x = LR To 1 Step -1

var = Split(ws.Cells(x, 1), ",")

For y = LBound(var) To UBound(var)

If Not InArr(var(y), arr) Then

ReDim Preserve arr(i)
arr(UBound(arr)) = Trim(var(y))
i = i + 1

End If

Next y
Next x

ws.Range("B1").Resize(UBound(arr) + 1, 1).Value = Application.Transpose(arr)

Set var = Nothing
Set ws = Nothing

End Sub

Public Function InArr(p As Variant, arr As Variant) As Boolean

Dim x As Long

If Not IsArray(arr) Then Exit Function

On Error GoTo err_handler

For x = LBound(arr) To UBound(arr)

If UCase(Trim(arr(x))) = UCase(Trim(p)) Then

InArr = True
Exit Function

End If

Next x

err_handler:

Err.Clear

End Function
``````
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Seamus2626 earned 0 total points
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Thanks!
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Expert Comment

ID: 40306000
You're welcome.  I routinely do this similar method for email distribution also.

-Glenn
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Author Comment

ID: 40306004
Jell, thats lovely code, sorry i assigned the pointst too early, il re-open and split, thanks
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Author Closing Comment

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Thanks all
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