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Is this working? I'm trying to see if I can chat with someone live without paying. Thanks.

Solved by O. L. in 20 mins

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User
14/06/2018 - 03:36

Hi

Excelchat Expert
14/06/2018 - 03:36

Hi

Excelchat Expert
14/06/2018 - 03:36

Welcome to Got it Pro

User
14/06/2018 - 03:36

Here's what I'm trying to do and would love your input

User
14/06/2018 - 03:36

Give me one second to write something in the spreadsheet

Excelchat Expert
14/06/2018 - 03:36

Yes please tell

Excelchat Expert
14/06/2018 - 03:36

ok

User
14/06/2018 - 03:37

Actually, it's not allowing me to connect to the spreadsheet at this moment

User
14/06/2018 - 03:37

So I'll try to explain

User
14/06/2018 - 03:37

I have a spreadsheet with about 10,000 entries in column A

User
14/06/2018 - 03:37

These are all duplicates

Excelchat Expert
14/06/2018 - 03:37

ok

User
14/06/2018 - 03:38

I want to delete any duplicate values that don't contain one of three numbers in column B

Excelchat Expert
14/06/2018 - 03:38

can you share data in excel?

Excelchat Expert
14/06/2018 - 03:38

that can help better in understanding

User
14/06/2018 - 03:38

I would like to but it's not allowing me in the window

User
14/06/2018 - 03:39

Let me try to see if I can get it to work

Excelchat Expert
14/06/2018 - 03:39

ok

User
14/06/2018 - 03:39

Are you still there?

Excelchat Expert
14/06/2018 - 03:39

Yes

Excelchat Expert
14/06/2018 - 03:39

I am here

Excelchat Expert
14/06/2018 - 03:41

I can see the data

User
14/06/2018 - 03:41

Okay great

Excelchat Expert
14/06/2018 - 03:41

Tell now what is required in thsi

Excelchat Expert
14/06/2018 - 03:41

this*

User
14/06/2018 - 03:42

So what I'm trying to do is delete any name (all references to the name) if column B does not have particular numbers (say 9 or 2)

Excelchat Expert
14/06/2018 - 03:42

So you want to keep names where column B has 9 or 2?

User
14/06/2018 - 03:42

So in this example, it would leave us with Bill, Sam, and Leo

User
14/06/2018 - 03:42

But delete all references to Ted

Excelchat Expert
14/06/2018 - 03:43

You can apply filter then

Excelchat Expert
14/06/2018 - 03:43

See now

User
14/06/2018 - 03:43

Or But if I apply the filter, so for example for 9s

User
14/06/2018 - 03:43

I would lose all the other Bills

User
14/06/2018 - 03:44

I want to keep all the bills, because one of the numbes in column B is a 9

Excelchat Expert
14/06/2018 - 03:44

Yes

User
14/06/2018 - 03:44

And delete all the Sams, because None of the values in column B is a 9

User
14/06/2018 - 03:44

And do this simulatenously for several values

Excelchat Expert
14/06/2018 - 03:44

You should select bth 9 and 2

Excelchat Expert
14/06/2018 - 03:45

This will give you a list as mentioned on sheet 2

Excelchat Expert
14/06/2018 - 03:45

Have a look on sheet 2

User
14/06/2018 - 03:45

Okay

Excelchat Expert
14/06/2018 - 03:45

Do you see?

Excelchat Expert
14/06/2018 - 03:46

This will tell you which all names to keep

Excelchat Expert
14/06/2018 - 03:46

Name to Keep

User
14/06/2018 - 03:46

Okay, once I have that list of names to keep, I can than filter based on that list?

Excelchat Expert
14/06/2018 - 03:46

Then you can apply vlookup like i have applied on sheet 1

Excelchat Expert
14/06/2018 - 03:46

See column C

Excelchat Expert
14/06/2018 - 03:47

Which ever is N/A can be removed them to get the entire list

Excelchat Expert
14/06/2018 - 03:47

Do you see?

Excelchat Expert
14/06/2018 - 03:48

Let me know if that helps

Excelchat Expert
14/06/2018 - 03:48

?

Excelchat Expert
14/06/2018 - 03:48

Are you there?

Excelchat Expert
14/06/2018 - 03:50

Please let me know if you need anything else

Excelchat Expert
14/06/2018 - 03:50

Please do give good rating and reviews

Excelchat Expert
14/06/2018 - 03:50

It would help a lot

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