How To Quickly Delete Duplicate Data

2016-05-01

This is a quick way to delete duplicate data in Excel. In this example, the first instance of a duplicated row has been highlighted yellow.

  1. Highlight the data that has duplicates you want to delete.
  2. Go to the Data tab in the ribbon.
  3. In the Data Tools section click Remove Duplicates.
  4. You can select or deselect the My data has headers box depending on if the first row of your data contains column headings or not.
  5. Select or deselect the columns as required.
  6. Press the OK button.

 

As you can see the duplicate rows are gone after using the Remove Duplicates tool.

 

Remove duplicate data

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John MacDougall

John MacDougall

John is a Microsoft MVP and freelance consultant and trainer specializing in Excel, Power BI, Power Automate, Power Apps and SharePoint. You can find other interesting articles from John on his blog or YouTube channel.

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