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How to delete unique values from a column in Excel?

Author: Sun Last Modified: 2014-06-26

Usually, most of us want to remove duplicate values from a column, but sometimes, you may want to remove the unique values which appear only one time in the column. This tutorial is talking about the tricks for you to remove unique values only from a column in Excel.

Delete unqiue values with VBA in Excel

Delete unqiue values with Kutools for Excel


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Using VBA can quickly delete all unique values from one column.

1. Press Alt + F11 to display the Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications window.

2. In the window, click Insert > Module to show a new module window, then copy the following VBA code into the module window.

VBA: Delete unique values from a column.

Sub DeleteUnique()
'Updateby20140617
Dim Rng As Range
Dim WorkRng As Range
Dim Arr As Variant
Dim Dic As Variant
On Error Resume Next
xTitleId = "KutoolsforExcel"
Set WorkRng = Application.Selection
Set WorkRng = Application.InputBox("Range", xTitleId, WorkRng.Address, Type:=8)
Set WorkRng = WorkRng.Columns(1)
Set Dic = CreateObject("Scripting.Dictionary")
Arr = WorkRng.Value
For i = 1 To UBound(Arr, 1)
    xValue = Arr(i, 1)
    Dic(xValue) = Dic(xValue) + 1
Next
WorkRng.ClearContents
Arr = WorkRng.Value
xIndex = 1
For Each xKey In Dic.keys
    xValue = Dic(xKey)
    If xValue > 1 Then
        For i = 1 To xValue
            Arr(xIndex, 1) = xKey
            xIndex = xIndex + 1
        Next
    End If
Next
WorkRng.Value = Arr
End Sub
3. Click Run button to run the VBA code, and a KutoolsforExcel dialog pops out for select a range to work. See screenshot:

 

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4. Click OK, and all the unique values are deleted.


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If you are not familiar with VBA, you can consider to use Kutools for Excel's Select Duplicate & Unique Cells feature to remove the unique values in Excel.

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1. Select the column you want to delete the unique values from, and click Kutools > Select Tools > Select Duplicate & Unique Cells. See screenshot:

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2. In the pop-out dialog, check Unique values only and click Ok, and then exit this dialog. See screenshot:

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3. Then all values appear only one time have been selected. And right-click to click Delete in the context menu. See screenshot:

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4. In the Delete dialog, check Entire row, and click OK. See screenshot:

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Now you can see the unique values are removed.

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Tip: If you just want to remove the cell contents, you can click Clear Contents from the context menu in step 3.

You can click here to know more information on Select Duplicate & Unique Cells.


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It works great! Thanks!Only issue is it doesn't extend the selection to delete the whole row. But it works. Thanks.
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VBA code does not work....I use option explicit and while I Dim xValue as Variant, keeps saying variable not defined. I'd say a good 80% of copied code from net does not work at first shot.
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You are a life saver. God bless you
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How would one tweak the VBA code to delete the entire row based on unique value of one field only? The Kutools for Excel allow deletion of the entire row, but the code deletes only the unique values from one field. Thank you,
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