In this article we will learn how to find the duplicate items in combined columns. To find duplicate items we use the “COUNTIF” and “IF” formulae in Microsoft Excel.
IF:-IF condition allows us to specify multiple conditions in a cell. It helps us to create the flexibility of the function in Microsoft Excel . Upto a maximum of 64 conditions can be placed inside an IF function.
Syntax of “IF” function: =if (logical test, [value_if_true], [value_if_false])
COUNTIFS: This function is used to return the count of same entry in the multiple range..
Syntax of “COUNTIFS” function: =COUNTIFS (Criteria_Range1, Criteria1,Criteria_Range2,Range2)
Let’s take an example and understand how we can find duplicate items in combined columns in Microsoft Excel.
Example: - We have a list of names in range A2:A28, in which one name is entered many times. We need to find all the names which are entered more than once.
To do this, follow the below mentioned steps:-
To convert the formula into value use the “Paste Special” option:-
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