How to Remove Duplicate Rows in Excel

To remove duplicate rows in Excel, you can follow these steps:

  1. Open the Excel file that contains the data with duplicate rows.
  2. Select the range of cells or entire table where the duplicate rows are located.
  3. Click on the “Data” tab in the Excel ribbon.
  4. Find the “Remove Duplicates” command and click on it.
  5. In the “Remove Duplicates” dialog box that appears, check the box next to the columns you want to use to identify duplicate rows.
  6. Click on the “OK” button to remove the duplicate rows.
  7. Excel will display a message indicating the number of duplicate rows that were removed.
  8. Save your changes to the Excel file.

Note that Excel will only remove duplicate rows if all the data in each column matches. If there are slight differences in the data, such as trailing spaces or different capitalization, Excel will not recognize the rows as duplicates. In this case, you may need to use other Excel functions, such as TRIM or UPPER, to standardize the data before removing duplicates.