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Re: Excel Problem
« Reply #140 on: July 09, 2014, 10:59:51 PM »
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when removing duplicates is there an option that it should ask you what duplicate to remove/keep. or at least show what duplicate was removed?

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No direct option. If you want to delete all duplicates besides a specific set, create an indicator to flag those in another column and delete based on that column. Loads
Of alternatives using vba

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Re: Excel Problem
« Reply #141 on: July 09, 2014, 11:11:06 PM »
if they are duplicates what's the difference? you can highlight duplicates instead of deleting right away under condition formatting > highlight cells rules > duplicate values.

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have a list of names and phone #'s  wanted to make sure no number has 2 names (by error)

No direct option. If you want to delete all duplicates besides a specific set, create an indicator to flag those in another column and delete based on that column. Loads
Of alternatives using vba
maybe, but I have no idea what's vba

thanks anyway

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Re: Excel Problem
« Reply #142 on: July 09, 2014, 11:21:40 PM »
thanks used it
have a list of names and phone #'s  wanted to make sure no number has 2 names (by error)
maybe, but I have no idea what's vba

thanks anyway
You can delete values that are only duplicate in two columns. So it won't delete the number if the names are mismatched

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Re: Excel Problem
« Reply #143 on: July 09, 2014, 11:24:06 PM »
hi
when removing duplicates is there an option that it should ask you what duplicate to remove/keep. or at least show what duplicate was removed?

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You could make a copy of your data, and then remove duplicated, and compare the 2 versions to see which oned it took out.
It might be easier if you number the rows first, so then you can see which rows were taken out.

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Re: Excel Problem
« Reply #144 on: July 09, 2014, 11:39:19 PM »
You can delete values that are only duplicate in two columns. So it won't delete the number if the names are mismatched
yes but I wanted to see those names

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Re: Excel Problem
« Reply #145 on: July 09, 2014, 11:41:00 PM »
You could make a copy of your data, and then remove duplicated, and compare the 2 versions to see which oned it took out.
It might be easier if you number the rows first, so then you can see which rows were taken out.
Right, but we're talking 2000 names

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Re: Excel Problem
« Reply #146 on: July 09, 2014, 11:43:01 PM »
yes but I wanted to see those names

I'm apparently not following. You have a list of names in column A and numbers in column B. You can highlight duplicates to see which values are going to be deleted. You can highlight duplicate values in column A alone and column B alone to find mismatched names. You can delete duplicates by two columns to make sure you don't delete any mismatched names. What else you need to do?

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Re: Excel Problem
« Reply #147 on: July 09, 2014, 11:45:26 PM »
I'm apparently not following. You have a list of names in column A and numbers in column B. You can highlight duplicates to see which values are going to be deleted. You can highlight duplicate values in column A alone and column B alone to find mismatched names. You can delete duplicates by two columns to make sure you don't delete any mismatched names. What else you need to do?
I used your idea

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Re: Excel Problem
« Reply #148 on: July 09, 2014, 11:50:54 PM »
Create a column concecating the name and phone number. Then on that column remove duplicates and sort asceding, then scroll down and see if any numbers have more than one name on it
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Re: Excel Problem
« Reply #149 on: July 09, 2014, 11:58:21 PM »
Create a column concecating the name and phone number. Then on that column remove duplicates and sort asceding, then scroll down and see if any numbers have more than one name on it
I don't follow. If I remove duplicates I won't be able to see if the numbers have 2 names again I'm talking 2k names for now

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Re: Excel Problem
« Reply #150 on: July 10, 2014, 08:08:00 AM »
I don't follow. If I remove duplicates I won't be able to see if the numbers have 2 names again I'm talking 2k names for now
I thought we solved this? Highlight duplicates in column A. Then highlight duplicates in column B. Then sort the two columns, first by column B (the numbers) with highlight on top, then by column A with highlight on top. Then scroll down a drop .The duplicate numbers without duplicate names will start where column B is still highlighted but column A no longer is.

Or simply delete duplicates by both columns and then highlight duplicates by number only

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Re: Excel Problem
« Reply #151 on: July 10, 2014, 08:31:59 AM »
I don't follow. If I remove duplicates I won't be able to see if the numbers have 2 names again I'm talking 2k names for now
Only remove the duplicates from the newly created column.

How many lines do you have, how many unique names do you think there are?
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Re: Excel Problem
« Reply #152 on: July 10, 2014, 08:40:31 AM »
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Re: Excel Problem
« Reply #153 on: July 11, 2014, 12:29:34 PM »
Hi
Can excel choose from a list of numbers to reach a specific amount. I have a list of donations I received, then I have a list of deposits made, can excel group together donations to deposit amounts?

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Re: Excel Problem
« Reply #154 on: July 11, 2014, 12:38:33 PM »
Hi
Can excel choose from a list of numbers to reach a specific amount. I have a list of donations I received, then I have a list of deposits made, can excel group together donations to deposit amounts?
You can probably do that with VBA, but what's to guarantee that you'll end up with the right breakdown? There could be more than one "answer"...
Workflowy. You won't know what you're missing until you try it.

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Re: Excel Problem
« Reply #155 on: July 11, 2014, 12:47:35 PM »
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Can excel choose from a list of numbers to reach a specific amount. I have a list of donations I received, then I have a list of deposits made, can excel group together donations to deposit amounts?
can you describe the structure of your document?
Fwiu you can just try sorting both lists by value, check for where they don't line up.

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Re: Excel Problem
« Reply #156 on: July 11, 2014, 12:50:30 PM »
can you describe the structure of your document?
Fwiu you can just try sorting both lists by value, check for where they don't line up.
True. And you can have excel show you on the bottom the total of the selected cells, so you could go through them and move things around until everything adds up.
Workflowy. You won't know what you're missing until you try it.

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Re: Excel Problem
« Reply #157 on: July 11, 2014, 12:50:59 PM »
You can probably do that with VBA, but what's to guarantee that you'll end up with the right breakdown? There could be more than one "answer"...
I'll accept any breakdown
whats vba? if it's hard to explain i'll try to search in on youtube
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can you describe the structure of your document?
Fwiu you can just try sorting both lists by value, check for where they don't line up.

column a small amounts, column b daily totals

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Re: Excel Problem
« Reply #158 on: July 11, 2014, 12:54:25 PM »
I'll accept any breakdown
whats vba? if it's hard to explain i'll try to search in on youtube
thankscolumn a small amounts, column b daily totals
VBA is Visual Basic for Applications, which basically means that you can write a program to interact with your excel/word/... file. Very cool, but you gotta know how to code. It sounds like unless your list is really long, you don't need something that complicated.
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Re: Excel Problem
« Reply #159 on: July 11, 2014, 12:56:31 PM »
VBA is Visual Basic for Applications, which basically means that you can write a program to interact with your excel/word/... file. Very cool, but you gotta know how to code. It sounds like unless your list is really long, you don't need something that complicated.
do i have to write the program, there is nothing set up for this yet?