Excel -remove all column B cell values from Column A

Posted on 2016-08-30
Last Modified: 2016-08-31

I have an XLS with a tab: 2 columns of email addresses. I would like to remove all cell values in Column B, from Column A.

Is there an efficient way to do this?

Thank you!
Question by:johndarby
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by:Saqib Husain, Syed
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Enter this formula in C2 and copy it all the way to the end of the data
Apply Autofilter to the data
Filter on column C by unchecking #NA
Clear cell contents from column A

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Greetings Saqib, which formula are you suggesting? :)
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Serena Hsi earned 250 total points
ID: 41777388
You could.. in Column C use this formula:


For column A, I selected everything below the header and named the range as currentlist

Once you have your matches after having copied the formula in Column C; you can select Column C and copy/paste values.

Then Sort by ascending/descending, and delete the rows that show an email address; you can do a find/replace on the #N/A text in that same column.
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by:Saqib Husain, Syed
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Sorry, the formula is

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by:Subodh Tiwari (Neeraj)
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Please find the attached in which a conditional formatting in col.B will highlight the emails which are found in col. A and col. C contains a formula that tells you where exactly the email from col. B is found in col. A.
See if this helps.

If you want to delete the emails from col. B, you may apply filter on color and delete the cell contents.

Author Comment

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Thanks guys...let me go look this AM and get back to you! Thanks again!

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Thank you!

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