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asked 2013-12-23 06:47:40 +0200

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How to check for duplicates in a column in .xlsx file?

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Closed for the following reason duplicate question by oweng
close date 2014-01-26 01:24:57.913994

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answered 2013-12-23 11:59:11 +0200

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Same/similar question asked in other threads:

Various different answers because what constitutes a duplicate can vary according to example.

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Can you close the question as "duplicate" or "unclear"?

bencomp gravatar imagebencomp ( 2014-01-25 13:03:25 +0200 )edit

answered 2013-12-23 10:50:28 +0200

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updated 2013-12-23 11:06:10 +0200

If you only would like to check for duplicates in a column, I suggest to do the following:
1. Mark a whole column (like clicking on column A if duplicates are in this column).
2. Right click and Copy.
3. File | New Spreadsheet.
4. Click in cell A1 in new spreadsheet and right click then Paste.
5. Click on header of column A1 to select whole column.
6. Data | Sort and apply default.
7. In Cell B2 type in formula: =IF(A1=A2;"DUPLICATE";"")
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8. Copy down the formula in B column. If there is a duplicate there will be written DUPLICATE.

If you would like to remove a duplicates then see the following tutorial:

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