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How to remove duplicates in Google Sheets?

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Ensuring clean and organised data is important in spreadsheet management. With its array of functions and tools, Google Sheets provides a straightforward method for identifying and removing duplicate entries, saving time and enhancing the accuracy of your analyses.

Whether you’re managing inventory, compiling survey responses, or analysing sales data, eliminating duplicates streamlines your workflow and enhances the reliability of your results.

This article discusses the steps to remove Duplicates in Google Sheets to keep your spreadsheets neat and organised. You can watch the video below or continue reading the article.

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Steps to remove duplicates in Google Sheets

Step 1: Open your spreadsheet on Google Sheets and select the data range you want to analyse for the duplicates.

Step 2: Click on the Data menu tab.

For example, in the spreadsheet we used, the sixth row is a duplicate, and we will remove it. In larger datasets, it’s hard to find duplicates so that you can select the whole data set or the data range of your choice.

Step 3: If you selected a particular data range then it will ask you to expand it to the whole sheet and whether the data has header row, you can use these options if you want and then click on the Remove duplicates button.

Step 4: It will show you the number of duplicates it found and the number of unique rows. Click on the OK button.

Step 5: As you can see, the duplicate has been removed from the sheet.

Simplifying your data by eliminating duplicates doesn’t just make your analyses more accurate and dependable, but it also makes managing your data easier overall. Google Sheets provides user-friendly tools that simplify spotting and removing duplicate entries, allowing users to keep their datasets neat and well-organised for better productivity and understanding. Following the steps in this guide will help you tidy up your spreadsheets effortlessly and make the most out of your data.

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Akash Singh

Akash is a law graduate who likes to go for bike rides on the weekends soul-searching for answers to his many existential questions. You can contact him here: singhakash95@pm.me

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