Want to find the values in your list that are unique? It is very easy to do with Excel Macros, you can highlight unique values in your selected range in a click!

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 distinct values in your selection

Copy Source Code:

Sub HighlightUniqueValuesInSelection()

'Set the range as the current selection
Dim range As Range
Set range = Selection

'Color the unique values with green
Dim uniqueVals As UniqueValues
Set uniqueVals = range.FormatConditions.AddUniqueValues
uniqueVals.DupeUnique = xlUnique
uniqueVals.Interior.Color = RGB(0, 255, 0)

End Sub

Final Result: 

Exercise Workbook:


Here is our initial set of data:

STEP 1: Go to Developer > Code > Visual Basic


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


STEP 3: Let us test it out!

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


Make sure your data and macro are both selected. Click Run.


With just one click, all of the unique values are now highlighted!



How to Highlight Unique Values in Selection Using Macros In Excel


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