How to Remove Duplicates Using Advance Filter?

Removing duplicates is one of the important tasks, when we work with database in excel. Many times you encounter a situation where you need to remove duplicate records/data. In the following article we tried explaining you ‘How to remove duplicates using Advanced Filter’, hope this articles helps you!

Data before removing duplicates.

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Data after removing duplicates.

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Let us follow step by step process for removing duplicates using Advanced Filter.

Select a cell in your data set and choose Data from menu.
Select Filter and select Advanced from Sort and Filter group.

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Advanced Filter dialogue box appears.

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Enter the range of data containing duplicates in the box provided for List range.

Here the List range is ‘$B$3:$C$16’.

Check the box Unique Records Only and click OK.
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advanced filtering in excel

Excel removes duplicates and provide

you a unique list of records.


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One Reply to “How to Remove Duplicates Using Advance Filter?”

  1. It looks like rows 12 and 14 are just hidden. I like the function, but I would need a sum total of the payroll column. Will this function exclude these two duplicates from that total?

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