remove duplicate record in Excel

Q4. In a "Table", how can I remove duplicate records?

For example, Table below lists the Quarter wise Sales data in the Year 2016 for all Salespersons in a Company collated from multiple worksheets. There is a duplicate record for "Linda Johnson". In Excel, how can it be removed?

Note: This is a small Table for illustration purposes - hence duplicate(s) can easily be identified manually. However when there are large number of records, manual process is very tedious and error prone.

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To do it in Excel, here is the answer:

To remove duplicate records in a Table,

a) Click on any cell in the Table. In the Ribbon, "Table Tools" Design tab appears. Click on "Remove Duplicates" under "Tools".

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b) In the "Remove Duplicates" dialog box that appears, click on columns that contain duplicates. In this example case, we are interested in First Name and Last Name columns.

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c) If there are duplicate records, they are removed and a prompt appears indicating how many duplicate records were found and removed and how many unique values remain.

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