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 How to highlight consecutive duplicate cells from a list in Excel?

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Supposing, I have a long list of data which contains some consecutive duplicate values, how could I highlight those consecutive duplicate cells as following screenshot shown in Excel?

Highlight consecutive duplicate cells from a list with Conditional Formatting

Highlight duplicate cells from a list with Kutools for Excel


arrow blue right bubble Highlight consecutive duplicate cells from a list with Conditional Formatting

In Excel, to highlight the consecutive duplicate values, the Conditional Formatting feature may do you a favor, please do as follows:

1. Select the data list that you want to use, and click Home > Conditional Formatting > New Rule, see screenshot:

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2. In the New Formatting Rule dialog box, do the following operations:

(1.) Click Use a formula to determine which cells to format option under the Select a Rule Type;

(2.) In the Format values where this formula is true text box, please enter this formula: =OR($A1=$A2, $A2=$A3);

(3.) Then click Format button to go to the Format Cells dialog box;

(4.) In the popped out Format Cells dialog box, please choose one color you want to highlight the consecutive duplicate values under the Fill tab.

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3. After finishing the settings, then click OK > OK to exit the dialogs, and the consecutive duplicate cells have been highlighted at once, see screenshot:

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Note: With the above formula, you can highlight all the consecutive duplicate cells, if you want to highlight the consecutive duplicate cells without the first occurrences, please apply this formula: =$A1=$A2 in the Conditional Formatting, and you will get the following result:

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arrow blue right bubble Highlight duplicate cells from a list with Kutools for Excel

If you have Kutools for Excel, with its Select Duplicate & Unique Cells utility, you can quickly highlight and select all the duplicate or unique values from a list as you need.

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After installing Kutools for Excel, please do as follows:

1. Select the data list that you want to select the duplicate cells, then click Kutools > Select > Select Duplicate & Unique Cells, see screenshot:

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2. In the Select Duplicate & Unique Cells dialog box, please do as follows:

(1.) Select All duplicate (Including 1 st one) option from the Rule section;

(2.) Then choose a background color or font color that you want to highlight the duplicate cells under the Processing of results;

(3.) And then click Ok button, and all the duplicate values in the list have been selected and highlighted as you want. See screenshot:

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Note: To highlight the duplicate cells without the first occurrences, please select Duplicates (Except 1 st one) in the Select Duplicate & Unique Cells dialog box, and you will return the following result:

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    Tom · 1 years ago
    Its there such a things as consecutive partial match?
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    Greg · 2 years ago
    This did not highlight consecutive cells - it highlighted the two cells prior to the two consecutive cells.

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