# Excel - COLUMN Function Problem - Expert Solution

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I have a column of numbers with many duplicates. I need to remove the duplicates.
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Excelchat Expert 29/08/2018 - 07:51
Hello, Welcome to Got it Pro.
User 29/08/2018 - 07:51
Hi. I have a column of thousands of numbers, with many of the numbers being the same.
User 29/08/2018 - 07:51
I need a list of just the unique numbers without having to go through and manually remove the duplicates
Excelchat Expert 29/08/2018 - 07:52
Ok, and you want to remove the duplicate numbers from the column, right?
User 29/08/2018 - 07:52
Yes
Excelchat Expert 29/08/2018 - 07:52
if you want me to do that, please forward me the sheet
User 29/08/2018 - 07:52
I cannot forward you the sheet. Please just tell me how to do it
Excelchat Expert 29/08/2018 - 07:52
ok
Excelchat Expert 29/08/2018 - 07:53
Select the column in which you have the numbers.. select the whole column
User 29/08/2018 - 07:53
ok
Excelchat Expert 29/08/2018 - 07:53
Click on Data tab
User 29/08/2018 - 07:53
ok
Excelchat Expert 29/08/2018 - 07:54
then click on remove duplicates
Excelchat Expert 29/08/2018 - 07:54
what it is saying now?
User 29/08/2018 - 07:55
It worked.
Excelchat Expert 29/08/2018 - 07:55
User 29/08/2018 - 07:55
Can I tell it to delete all cells that contain a certain combincation of numbers?
Excelchat Expert 29/08/2018 - 07:56
Yes you have to select that column
Excelchat Expert 29/08/2018 - 07:56
and then go for remove duplicates
User 29/08/2018 - 07:56
No, I mean:
User 29/08/2018 - 07:56
I have a list of numbers
Excelchat Expert 29/08/2018 - 07:56
ok
User 29/08/2018 - 07:57
Can I tell it to delte all of the cells contain certain numbers as part of the cell?
User 29/08/2018 - 07:57
So, say, a cell has the number 464613174123 in the cell
Excelchat Expert 29/08/2018 - 07:57
ok
User 29/08/2018 - 07:57
I want to tell it to delete any cells that contain "123"
Excelchat Expert 29/08/2018 - 07:57
No it wont work that way
User 29/08/2018 - 07:57
So that cell would be deleted because it has 123 in the number
Excelchat Expert 29/08/2018 - 07:58
We have to look at the data and create the logic and then we can look for solution.
Excelchat Expert 29/08/2018 - 07:58
There isnt a direct way to do this
Excelchat Expert 29/08/2018 - 07:58
User 29/08/2018 - 07:59
No. Thanks
Excelchat Expert 29/08/2018 - 07:59
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Excelchat Expert 29/08/2018 - 07:59
Thanks for using Got it Pro. Looking forward to help you further.

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