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Highlight Duplicates Using Macros In Excel

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Want to learn how to highlight cells that are duplicates and learn macros at the same time? Let me show you how to highlight duplicates using Macros in Excel!

Make sure your Excel has the Developer Tab enabled following this tutorial.

I explain how you can do this below step by step!

What does it do?

Highlights all cells with duplicate values in a selected range

Copy Source Code:


Sub HighlightDuplicates()

Dim cells As Range
Dim cell As Range
Set cells = selection

'Loop through each cell in your selected range looking for duplicates
For Each cell In cells

'Highlight with a color of your choice,  if that cell has duplicate values
If WorksheetFunction.CountIf(cells, cell.Value) > 1 Then
cell.Interior.ColorIndex = 36
End If
Next cell

End Sub


Final Result: 

Highlight Duplicates Using Macros In Excel

Exercise Workbook:

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Download excel workbookHighlight-Duplicates.xlsm


STEP 1: Go to Developer > Code > Visual Basic

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STEP 2: Paste in your code and Select Save. Close the window afterwards.

Highlight Duplicates Using Macros In Excel

 

STEP 3: Let us test it out! Make sure to have your cells selected.

Highlight Duplicates Using Macros In Excel

Open the sheet containing the data. Go to Developer > Code > Macros

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Make sure your macro is selected. Click Run.

Highlight Duplicates Using Macros In Excel

 

With just one click, all of the duplicate cells now have been highlighted!

 Highlight Duplicates Using Macros In Excel

How to Highlight Duplicates Using Macros in Excel

 

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Bryan

Bryan Hong is an IT Software Developer for more than 10 years and has the following certifications: Microsoft Certified Professional Developer (MCPD): Web Developer, Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS): Windows Applications, Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) and Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator (MCSA).

He is also an Amazon #1 bestselling author of 4 Microsoft Excel books and a teacher of Microsoft Excel & Office at the MyExecelOnline Academy Online Course.

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