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    trevorbragdon@yahoo.com
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    IF statement question

    I have a data set that has several thousand names and I am trying to
    remove any duplicates. I used the formula IF(A1=A2,0,1) but the fields
    I know are identical are returning "1". I think it might be a format
    problem, but it has me stumped. Thanks


  2. #2
    Marcelo
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    RE: IF statement question

    try it:

    http://www.j-walk.com/ss/excel/usertips/tip027.htm

    hth
    regards from Brazil
    Marcelo

    "trevorbragdon@yahoo.com" escreveu:

    > I have a data set that has several thousand names and I am trying to
    > remove any duplicates. I used the formula IF(A1=A2,0,1) but the fields
    > I know are identical are returning "1". I think it might be a format
    > problem, but it has me stumped. Thanks
    >
    >


  3. #3
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    RE: IF statement question

    You can also try this site:
    http://www.cpearson.com/excel/duplicat.htm
    I found this site very useful.
    "Marcelo" wrote:

    > try it:
    >
    > http://www.j-walk.com/ss/excel/usertips/tip027.htm
    >
    > hth
    > regards from Brazil
    > Marcelo
    >
    > "trevorbragdon@yahoo.com" escreveu:
    >
    > > I have a data set that has several thousand names and I am trying to
    > > remove any duplicates. I used the formula IF(A1=A2,0,1) but the fields
    > > I know are identical are returning "1". I think it might be a format
    > > problem, but it has me stumped. Thanks
    > >
    > >


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