Create list of unique items without empty rows

Using this formula, I can get an idea of which rows are distinct:

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Using this formula I can create this:
Unique ListThe problem here is that it contains blank lines. What I really need is a list of distinct values without any spaces in between like this:
Condensed Unique ListHow can I do that?
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Russ SuterSenior Software DeveloperAsked:
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Subodh Tiwari (Neeraj)Excel & VBA ExpertCommented:
If you are trying to concatenate First Name and Last Name from column A and B for unique first and last name combinations in column D, try this...

Assuming your data is in the range A1:B9, try this Array Formula which requires confirmation with Ctrl+Shift+Enter instead of Enter alone.

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=IFERROR(INDEX($A$1:$A$9,SMALL(IF(FREQUENCY(MATCH($A$1:$A$9&$B$1:$B$9,$A$1:$A$9&$B$1:$B$9,0),ROW($A$1:$A$9))>0,ROW($A$1:$A$10)),ROWS(D$1:D1)))&" "&INDEX($B$1:$B$9,SMALL(IF(FREQUENCY(MATCH($A$1:$A$9&$B$1:$B$9,$A$1:$A$9&$B$1:$B$9,0),ROW($A$1:$A$9))>0,ROW($A$1:$A$10)),ROWS(D$1:D1))),"")

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Confirm with Ctrl+Shift+Enter and copy it down until you get blank cells.

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Ryan ChongSoftware Team LeadCommented:
if you're subscribed as Office Insider, you should able to use the new feature UNIQUE to get unique value list.

UNIQUE function
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