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Excel - How to highlight duplicate rows?

May 2015


Excel - How to highlight duplicate rows?



Issue



I need to identify duplicate rows in an Excel sheet and highlight them using a defined color. How to proceed?

Solution

  • Highlight the cells/rows.
  • Select conditional formatting from the ribbon toolbar
  • Highlight rules/duplicate values
  • Set the color you wish.
  • Ok and apply.


This will highlight all that have duplicate values but the problem is that it will give the same color to all duplicate rows. But this will at least point out the duplicate rows for you.

Note


Thanks to sharpman for this tip on the forum.
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