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Thread: Adress De-duplication
2001-01-14, 17:44 #1Arjan-BlaauwGuest
Is there a way to use excel tot de-duplicate different adress-files?
I checked on http://www.cpearson.com/excel/duplic...tractingUnique
I think a can use the option used under the header
'Extracting Unique Entries' but I believe that you then can only check on one value. I want to check on multiple entries like postcode, pobox number and company name.
Is this possible or do I have to do such things in Access (which I'm not good at)
2001-01-14, 21:51 #2
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Re: Adress De-duplication
There are lots of threads here about checking for duplicates, but one that might work is to create a new column containing the concatenation of the separate entries;
eg putting in A1 the formula
where B1 contains POBox, C1 contains Postcode, D1 contains CompanyName for instance would give a string with them all together. You can get fancy and use =A1&", "&B1&", "&C1 but this just makes it easier to read, not necessarily to use.
Then you can check the duplicates on this single column