A large amount of data can often have duplicates whether it is by mistake or done intentionally. Duplicate entries can often confuse users and make analytics less useful. Here's how you can find duplicates in Excel, so you can delete them yourself.
How to Find Duplicates in Excel?
When you find duplicate entries, you can either highlight all duplicate content using conditional formatting or delete them. To get started, select the columns you want to check for duplicate information, and click Home > Conditional Formatting > Highlight Cell Rules > Duplicate Values.
You can select which color scheme you'd like to use the highlight the duplicate values.
Once you’ve chosen how you want to highlight the duplicate entries, click on the “ok” button. All duplicate entries in the column will be highlighted.
How to Remove Duplicates in Excel?
You can also automatically remove duplicate entries if you don’t want to delete them manually. First, select the data you'd like to remove duplicates from, then click Data > Remove Duplicates.
The software will ask which columns you'd like to include in your search for redundant data. Click on the “Ok” button to remove duplicate entries.
Click OK and all the rows containing duplicate data will be deleted.
Deleting duplicate entries from your excel file will ensure the data analysis you perform is highly accurate and without any false data. Some people would even like to automate the analysis process. With Appy Pie Connect, you can integrate Excel with 150+ apps to analyze your data. The integration can have a lot of benefits for users as they can easily automate the removal of duplicate processes and other workflows. You can create this integration with Appy Pie Connect without writing a single line of code.