Removing duplicates from an Excel document is a straightforward process. Follow these steps to remove duplicate entries from your Excel worksheet:
Open your Excel document: Launch Microsoft Excel and open the document containing the data you want to remove duplicates from.
Select the data range: Click and drag to select the entire range of data where you want to remove duplicates. If you want to work on the entire worksheet, click on the small triangle icon in the top left corner of the sheet, or press “Ctrl + A” on your keyboard.
Go to the “Data” tab: In the Excel Ribbon (the top menu), click on the “Data” tab to access the Data Tools.
Click on “Remove Duplicates”: In the “Data Tools” group, find and click on the “Remove Duplicates” button. This will open a new “Remove Duplicates” dialog box.
Choose columns to consider for duplicate removal: In the “Remove Duplicates” dialog box, you’ll see a list of columns in your selected data range. By default, all columns will be checked, meaning Excel will only remove rows if all columns have the same values in two or more rows.
To remove duplicates based on specific columns, uncheck the columns that you don’t want to consider while identifying duplicates. For example, if you only want to remove duplicates based on the “Email” column, uncheck all columns except for the “Email” column.
Confirm duplicate removal: Once you’ve selected the appropriate columns, click on the “OK” button in the “Remove Duplicates” dialog box. Excel will process your request and display a message showing the number of duplicates removed and the number of unique values remaining.
Click “OK” to close the message, and you’ll see that the duplicates have been removed from your data range.
Remember to save your Excel document after removing duplicates to retain the changes made