How To Find And Highlight Duplicates In Google Sheets

Many of us are bogged down with tasks and busy lives. When we don’t have any time to do something, what do we turn to? Rsrcdnsg from asked this same question of his Hangouts Today Group in the Microsoft Excel forum earlier this year. In the group discussion, many people voiced support for the need for a tool that can help them sort out duplicates on a spreadsheet- even if it wasn’t possible in Google Sheets itself! Something that would be available in Outlook through the Microsoft Graph API.

I’m not going to pretend it’s a new idea for me because I discovered and developed Rsrcds-g back in 2011 when using work relations spreadsheets. Playing with VBA, ORE and Excel, I spent many days learning more about working with spreadsheets. Last month specialising on Visio, openPortal and now Graph API, learned about some of the current limitations for larger data sets. Coming from

An introduction to duplicates in Google sheets

You can do a simple search in Google sheets to locate duplicates. Here’s how you can search for duplicates and highlight them: Replace “dups” with your Google Sheet name in the code. Click on the cell name above. Click on Cell Tools Select Find > Find Next and use Duplicate Value as the filter As you type, outline cells will be highlighted yellow. Make sure to include a comma as well as a space before and after “dups”. For example…

Bugs in Duplicator? (See note below) Please let us know if you have any bugs or issues while duplicating

How to find the duplicate rows in a spreadsheet

Google Sheets is a web-based spreadsheet application. It can be used to either create, view, and edit spreadsheets. There are two types of views that users have available: list view, which displays the spreadsheet in a way that each row has 1 column and the spreadsheet is generally less complex to understand, and works best for people with a limited amount of data; and sheet view, which displays exactly what the user sees on their desktop in real time

How to highlight duplicates and save them into new sheets

Users should first find any duplicate columns in the sheets. There are a couple of ways to find those: Double click on specific column headers to highlight them in a separate sheet. You can also use this trick

Right-click and select “Integrate into place” of the copied column and all its matching columns, or right-click on a specific duplicated row and select add to merged tab This can be done for the entire table or selected rows. If you have just deleted those cost data from your main sheet, then we will have weekly repeats that appear as 0.00

How to remove the duplicates from Sheets

Searching for and removing duplicates in a spreadsheet can be tricky. Some applications give you the option of merging or deleting duplicate rows or columns, but these options are often destructive. The easiest way to search for duplicates is to either copy the spreadsheet and paste it into notepad and look for one of the words “duplicate” or “identical”; however, this requires many steps and requires that you know what information was copied from other sources. If that isn’t the case, here’s another good approach. Deselect all of your ribbon tabs except those for formulae, text styles and cell formatting, shape and type libraries (also known as the options bar among many Excel fans) and charts. From this formated state you can use a determined string for locating the duplicate without knowing what information was copied – in other words, search for one of these “words” like “sales figured on spreadsheet original,” “sales figure


In this blog post, you learned how to find and highlight duplicate cells in a Google Sheet. Duplicate fonts and columns were highlighted because the same value in both cells was encountered. For example, if two cells have “7” and no further numbers, that is considered a duplicate. The key to highlighting duplicate values is to fill the cell with the option of either white or black choice and highlight them from there. I also created a user-friendly shortcut to highlight all duplicate cells and have had success with it. I hope this example helps your business to alleviate any redundant task, save time by finding duplicates, and have one less thing on the plate.

This is part four of the five part article series: How to Create Advanced Extractor for Google Docs. Check out the previous parts (Here, Here, and Here). Also mentioned in an email yesterday:

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