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I have the following data

server 1      100      a
server 2      200      b
server 1      100      a
server 1      400      a
server 3      1000      c
server 2      200      b


I'd like to show only the distinct rows and no duplicates for colum a like so

server 1      100      a
server 2      200      b
server 3      1000c

can anyone assist?


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Question by:rutgermons
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by:Neil Russell
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How do you decide if the server1 400 a or the server1 100 a should be displayed? they are not row duplicates just two of the 3 columns.
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IF they were all the same for each server then a simple
SELECT DISTINCT * FROM table1
would have done.
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by:Simon
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If you're just looking for the first occurence of each server, you could add another column to the right with this formula in row 2
=COUNTIF(A2:A$2,A2)=1
Then fill the formula down and filter for TRUE on the new column
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by:ProfessorJimJam
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what about

server 1      400      a

this is also unique in your list given.

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if you want the distinct rows to remain and duplicates to be deleted then  use the following code

Sub RemoveDuplicateRows()
    Application.ScreenUpdating = False
    Dim ColN As Long
    Dim MyS As Worksheet: Set MyS = ActiveSheet
    Dim MyR As Range: Set MyR = MyS.Cells(1, 1).CurrentRegion
    Dim NumCol As Long: NumCol = MyR.Columns.Count
    Dim MyArray As Variant: ReDim MyArray(0 To NumCol - 1)
    For ColN = 1 To NumCol
        MyArray(ColN - 1) = ColN
    Next
    MyR.RemoveDuplicates Columns:=(MyArray), Header:=xlYes
    Dim rowcount As Long, i As Long, j As Long, k As Boolean
    rowcount = MyR.Rows.Count
    For i = rowcount To 1 Step -1
        k = 0
        For j = 1 To NumCol
            If MyR.Value2(i, j) <> "" Then
                k = 1
                Exit For
            End If
        Next j
        If k = 0 Then
            MyR.Rows(i).Delete Shift:=xlUp
        End If
    Next i
    Application.ScreenUpdating = True
End Sub

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by:krishnakrkc
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Select 3 column data > Goto Data > Remove duplicates.

You are done.

Kris
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