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Hi Tom

I have a range of data A1:G3000.  In column A is a list of students' names.  In column D is a list of the classes that they are in.

In some instances the the classlist appears twice so that: Peter in class 7a/RE2 is entered into cells A3/D3 and A50/D50 respectively.

Could you write a piece of code that removes  all instances where the name and class is duplicated?

Thanks in advance


Christopher Mitchell,

Test this on a copy of your sheet until you are sure it does what you want.  

Sub removedupes()
Dim i As Long, rA As Range, rD As Range

For i = 3000 To 2 Step -1
 Set rA = Range("A1:A3000")
 Set rD = Range("D1:D3000")
 If Application.CountIfs(rA, Cells(i, "A").Value, _
   rD, Cells(i, "D").Value) > 1 Then
 End If
End Sub

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