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How to remove duplicate rows but keep the one with latest date in Excel?

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I have a range of data which contains some duplicate values in column A, and in column B is populated with some date, now, I need to remove the duplicate rows in column A but keep the latest date from corresponding column B as following screenshot shown, do you have any good ideas to solve this problem in Excel quickly and easily?

Remove duplicate values and keep most recent date in another column with VBA code

Remove duplicate values and keep most recent date in another column with Kutools for Excel


Remove duplicate values and keep most recent date in another column with VBA code


The following VBA code may help you to remove the duplicate cells and keep the latest date from another column, please do as follows:

1. Hold down the ALT + F11 keys, and it opens the Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications window.

2. Click Insert > Module, and then paste the following macro in the Module Window.

VBA code: Remove duplicate values and keep the most recent date

Sub test()
'updateby Extendoffice 20151030
    Dim xRng As Range
    Dim xTxt As String
    On Error Resume Next
    xTxt = Application.ActiveWindow.RangeSelection.Address
    Set xRng = Application.InputBox("please select the data range:", "Kutools for Excel", xTxt, , , , , 8)
    If xRng Is Nothing Then Exit Sub
    If (xRng.Columns.Count < 2) Or (xRng.Rows.Count < 2) Then
        MsgBox "the used range is invalid", , "Kutools for Excel"
        Exit Sub
    End If
    xRng.Sort key1:=xRng.Cells(1, 1), Order1:=xlAscending, key2:=xRng.Cells(1, 2), Order2:=xlDescending, Header:=xlGuess
    xRng.RemoveDuplicates Columns:=1, Header:=xlGuess
End Sub

3. Then press F5 key to execute this code, and a prompt box will pop out to remind you select the data range that you want to use, see screenshot:

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4. And then click OK, the duplicate values in column A have been removed and the latest date in column B is kept as you need. See screenshot:

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Note: To apply the above code successfully, the column contains duplicate values must be located at the left of the date column.


Remove duplicate values and keep most recent date in another column with Kutools for Excel

If you are not familiar with the code, please don’t worry, the powerful utility- Advanced Combine Rows of Kutools for Excel may help you to solve this task with an ease.

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After installing Kutools for Excel, please do as follows:

1. Select the data range that you want to remove duplicates and keep the most recent date from another column.

2. Then click Kutools > Content > Advanced Combine Rows, see screenshot:

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3. In the Combine Rows Based on Column dialog box, click the column name that you want to remove the duplicate values, then click Primary key, see screenshot:

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4. Go on clicking another column name which you want to keep the most recent date, and then click Calculate > Max, see screenshot:

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5. And then click Ok button to close this dialog, and now, you can see the duplicate names in column A have been removed and only keep the latest date in corresponding column B, see screenshot:

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    Christian · 10 months ago
    Hola A ver si me pueden ayudar con lo siguiente. Tengo una columna con fechas de ingreso de material, otra con los materiales que se van repitiendo y otra columna con el numero del documento de despacho. Necesito que para un mismo numero de documento de despacho o bien, de fecha, no se duplique el material. Sin embargo en la columna de materiales se deben repetir los materiales, pero no deben duplicarse para la misma fecha o bien para el mismo numero de documento. Se requiere macro?
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    Christian · 10 months ago
    Hola
    A ver si me pueden ayudar con lo siguiente.

    Tengo una columna con fechas de ingreso de material, otra con los materiales que se van repitiendo en la tabla y otra con el numero del documento de despacho.

    Necesito que para un mismo numero de documento de despacho o bien, de fecha, no se duplique el material. Sin embargo en la columna de materiales se deben los materiales, pero no deben duplicarse para la misma fecha o bien para el mismo numero de documento.

    Se requiere macro?

    Adjunto tabla tipo.




    Gracias!!
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    Jessica D. · 2 years ago
    This was extremely helpful! Thanks so much!