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    Macro to find duplicates, concatenate cells, then delete old duplicates

    Hi everyone,

    I am very new to VBA, so I'm not even sure if what I'm trying to achieve is possible with a macro. I guess I'm looking for advice on whether it is possible, and if so, how to go about building it.

    My issue is that I have a sheet of data that contains duplicate rows. I want to first locate any duplicates, based on a name field, then merge those duplicates into one row. I'll need to concatenate the values in each duplicate's "description" field, and comma separate them. Then I need to add up the total of the duplicates' "value" fields. Then I need to delete the duplicates, and just have that one merged row remaining.

    I've attached a sample sheet for reference.

    I'm sorry to post the question before trying anything myself, but I've spent hours on these forums trying to find another example that matches my problem, and I just can't find anything that works.

    Thanks so much for any input!
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    Re: Macro to find duplicates, concatenate cells, then delete old duplicates

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    Re: Macro to find duplicates, concatenate cells, then delete old duplicates

    Try something like:
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    Last edited by ragulduy; 06-06-2013 at 05:47 AM.

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    Re: Macro to find duplicates, concatenate cells, then delete old duplicates

    See if this is what you wanted.
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    Re: Macro to find duplicates, concatenate cells, then delete old duplicates

    Oh my gosh, that is EXACTLY what I was looking for!! Thank you SO MUCH!! You have seriously just saved me tons and tons of stress. Thank you so much!

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    Re: Macro to find duplicates, concatenate cells, then delete old duplicates

    Quote Originally Posted by yudlugar View Post
    Try something like:
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    Thank you, that worked perfectly too! Thanks so much for your help!

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    Re: Macro to find duplicates, concatenate cells, then delete old duplicates

    Jindon - This solution is amazing! I have very similar task and could potentially utilize this as well if I had a better understanding of what each line was doing. Is there any way you could add comments?

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    Re: Macro to find duplicates, concatenate cells, then delete old duplicates

    See attached.

    Generalized and commented.
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    Re: Macro to find duplicates, concatenate cells, then delete old duplicates

    For the "ConcCols" array, can you code it so that it only shows unique values in the concatenated column? (should the same piece of equipment be listed twice for the same person).

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    Re: Macro to find duplicates, concatenate cells, then delete old duplicates

    Now you need to open a new thread for your own question.

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    Re: Macro to find duplicates, concatenate cells, then delete old duplicates

    Quote Originally Posted by lesoies View Post
    For the "ConcCols" array, can you code it so that it only shows unique values in the concatenated column? (should the same piece of equipment be listed twice for the same person).
    Actually, that's a really good point. I just re-opened this thread, because I realized yesterday that I have that problem too, with duplicate values showing up in the "description" field.

    Also, is it possible to use a macro to just merge all of the duplicate rows for the one person, into the one row? So instead of comma separating the values and totaling the price values, copy those values to new columns within the one row? I don't know if I'm making sense...

    John Doe Fire hose $45
    John Doe Alarm $45
    John Doe Monitor $45

    would become:

    John Doe Fire hose $45 Alarm $45 Monitor $45

    Would that be easier or harder than concatenating them?

    Sorry for all of the questions, I'm completely new to VBA, and trying to follow the logic. I'm used to Java, so I get the ideas behind the loops, I guess I'm just thrown off by the syntax or something...

    Thank you all so much for your help!

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    Re: Macro to find duplicates, concatenate cells, then delete old duplicates

    In response to Jindon's commented version: This is awesome! Thank you so much! Was revisiting this and wondered if we can or what is the best way to throw in the concatenate that we want an ALT+ENTER to give the cell a more list like feel? I am concatenating up to 94 items - the cell gets very wide lol! I'd love to see something more like one row containing Ruth Rocci in A1 and B1 is Sensor, (ALT+ENTER so in the same cell just listed below Sensor) Keychain. Hope this makes sense:




    Ruth Rocci Sensor,
    Keychain

    Again - thank you so much for your help!

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    Re: Macro to find duplicates, concatenate cells, then delete old duplicates

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    Re: Macro to find duplicates, concatenate cells, then delete old duplicates

    Worked like a charm Thanks a bunch!!

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    Re: Macro to find duplicates, concatenate cells, then delete old duplicates

    Thanks a lot Jindon, but my problem here is that I want to keep the duplicates and dont want to duplicate them and secondly the result of concatenation should show for all the duplicates
    Example:

    1 A
    2 B
    1 C
    2 D

    Result
    1 A,C
    1 A,C
    2 B,D
    2 B,D

    Could u help me over here pls?

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    Re: Macro to find duplicates, concatenate cells, then delete old duplicates

    Thanks a lot Jindon, but my problem here is that I want to keep the duplicates and dont want to duplicate them and secondly the result of concatenation should show for all the duplicates
    Example:

    1 A
    2 B
    1 C
    2 D

    Result
    1 A,C
    1 A,C
    2 B,D
    2 B,D

    Could u help me over here pls?

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    Re: Macro to find duplicates, concatenate cells, then delete old duplicates

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