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Filter list to show only duplicates in the filtered list

Discussion in 'Business Applications' started by spooky1, Jan 13, 2012.

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  1. spooky1

    spooky1 Thread Starter

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    Using the inbuilt duplicate highlight function in a column lists everything that is a duplicate. Even when a filter is applied it still shows entries as duplicate. Which is correct, it is a duplicate.

    How to only show duplicates in the filtered list pertaining to the filtered data?

    Niemeyer 60242 $1,178.10 12/11/2009 Niemeyer 58186 $1,178.20 18/06/2009 Niemeyer 7907 $1,178.10 24/02/2009 Niemeyer 7449 $1,178.00 22/01/2009 Niemeyer 7007 $1,178.00 22/12/2008 Niemeyer 7007 $1,155.00 22/12/2008
    the date col shows a duplicate 24/02/2009 but is totally unrelated to Niemeyer, date belongs to another record for another company that is not in the filtered list
     
  2. etaf

    etaf Wayne Moderator

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    i have not used the duplicate function in excel 2007

    I would create another column and concatenate the columns

    =a1&b1&C1&e1

    that will bring column A, B, C and E into one cell - say cell H

    I want to test for duplicates and then use something like in Column I
    =IF(COUNTIF($H$1:H1,H1)>1,"Duplicate","Unique")
    OR
    =COUNTIF($H:$H,$H1)=1
    to test that new column and then filter

    But i'm sure an excel guru will be along to propose a better solution
     
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