How to Delete Rows Based on Duplicates in One Column in Excel?

Data management can be difficult at times, especially when dealing with huge datasets. Excel has a number of sophisticated features and functions that can assist us in streamlining our data manipulation procedures. This lesson will go through how to remove duplicate rows depending on values in a certain column. Duplicates are common in datasets, producing duplication and making analysis and working with the data more difficult. We can ensure data integrity and improve the accuracy of our analyses by removing duplicate rows. Excel provides several ways for rapidly identifying and deleting duplicate rows, and we will go over one of them step by step.

We will assume that you have a basic familiarity of Excel and its functionalities throughout this course. By the end of this session, you'll know how to discover and remove duplicate rows based on values in a certain column, which will help you optimise your data management routine. So let's get started and learn how to eliminate rows in Excel based on duplicates in one column!

Delete Rows Based on Duplicates in One Column

Here we will use the Remove Duplicate function to complete the task. So, let us see a simple process to learn how you can delete rows based on duplicates in one column in Excel.


Consider an Excel sheet where you have columns with duplicate rows.

First, select the range of cells, click "Data," and select remove duplicates.

Select cells > Data > Remove Duplicates.


Then, in the pop-up checkbox only select the columns you want to delete duplicates from and click OK to complete the task.

Check box > Ok.


In this tutorial, we have used a simple example to demonstrate how you can delete rows based on duplicates in one column in Excel to highlight a particular set of data.

Updated on: 13-Jul-2023

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