Is there any way to delete duplicates from several Google Sheets at once?
Thank you for your interest in our product. I'm afraid it's currently impossible to process multiple sheets at a time. You need to run the add-on in each sheet you want to remove duplicates from.
However, scenarios are available for our Remove Duplicate Rows. You can save the settings you use most often and give this set a name – this is your scenario. Once you run it, your sheet will be processed right away, and you won't need to go over the same steps again. You'll only need to change the ranges and sheets to process as the scenario gets saved for the particular set of data.
If this workaround seems interesting to you, feel free to check the detailed instructions on how to work with scenarios over here:
Alternatively, there is a Quick Dedupe tool that removes your duplicates in just one step, check it out: https://www.ablebits.com/docs/google-sheets-find-duplicates/
After duplicates are highlighted, how do you un-highlight them without the "undo" function?
Thank you for your question.
Please note that we always recommend creating a back-up copy of your original table by selecting the corresponding checkbox on step 1 of the add-on before processing your data. If this option doesn't suit you, then you can try to use the standard Fill color feature in Google Sheets to change the background of the highlighted rows or use the spreadsheet Version history feature (File -> Version history -> See version history) instead of the Undo function. If you have any other questions, please do not hesitate to ask.
In June I purchase a 1 year subscription, and it's prompting me to enter my license number again. I can't seem to find my license number anywhere, and there doesn't seem to be a way to login to retrieve it.
Since the reply contains your license details, we have just replied to you by email. Please check your Spam/Junk/Trash folders if you don't see the message in your Inbox.
Hi, i am user of remove duplicates, and have 2 accounts in google, can i use in both or get a discount for 2nd account?
Thank you for your questions.
Ablebits subscription is account-based, meaning it can be activated under one Google account at a time. If you have several accounts, you need to acquire several subscriptions so there's one for each account.
If you purchase 2 subscriptions at a time, you automatically get a 20% volume discount. You can always make the purchase right from the add-on.
Please let us know if you have other questions or need any assistance.
If I buy license, I have the follow questions.
How many users can use the key?
How many google sheets docs can use the key per a person?
If I access for edit other google sheets (not owner). Can I add the software and use my key?
Thank you for your questions.
Our subscription is account-based - one key can be used under one Google account at a time.
If the product is going to be used under different accounts at the same time, you need to have several subscriptions, so that there is one for each account.
You can use the add-on in both your spreadsheets and shared ones.
You will find these and other answers regarding our subscriptions on these pages:
How do you hide formulas in cells on shared google sheet without using importrange?
Thank you for the question.
For us to be able to assist you, please clarify, what do you mean by saying 'hide formulas'? Do you want to make them invisible? Or the task is to prevent other users from editing the formulas? Or maybe something else?
To prevent others from seeing the formulas.
Unfortunately, there is no way to hide formulas in Google Sheets. However, you can try some of the techniques described here.
Hi, moths ago we paid for a lifetime license and were prompted to pay again today. Because we didn't have time to investigate the issue, we paid for another lifetime license in order to get up and running as quickly as possible. However, even after purchasing this second one, its still prompting us to purchase a lifetime license. As of now, we've paid for your service twice and still don't have access
Thank you for contacting us. I'm really sorry you're having this difficulty with our add-on.
I'll reply to you with all the details via email since the message will contain some personal info about your licenses.
Please check your Inbox for a message from Ablebits support team.
Thank you for your understanding.
Is there any way of setting the app so that I will run once each day or each hour?
Thank you for your question, Brian.
I'm afraid it's technically impossible to run our add-ons automatically at the moment.
However, since this is a common request, we are already working on a solution that will cut down the number of clicks on the same tasks.
I can't tell you the exact timing yet but I can contact you back when the functionality is supported.
Please let me know if you have any other question.
Hello, just wondering if you have successfully implemented this enhancement yet? Am desperately in need of it!
Sorry, it is still impossible to run the add-on automatically each day or hour. Yet, you can automate repetitive tasks using a scenario:
Hope this solution will be of help to you.
I'm happy to let you know that recently we've introduced scenarios to our add-on. Now you can automate repetitive tasks and check for duplicates in a click.
Just save the settings you use most often and give this set a name – this is your scenario. Once you run it, your sheet will be processed right away, and you won't need to go over the same steps again. You can view, edit, and delete scenarios quickly anytime.
Feel free to check the detailed instructions on how to work with scenarios in this part of the article:
It's a pilot feature, so your feedback is eagerly anticipated and much appreciated. :)
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i paid for the whole year and its charging me again.
Thank you for contacting us.
I'm really sorry you've encountered this problem with our add-on.
Could you please email us to firstname.lastname@example.org with your order ID and the email address you registered the add-on to?
We'll look into the issue.
How can I select duplicates across three  or more columns?
I am using "remove duplicates" to select duplicates across two columns and copy them to another column.
I am trying to do the same function but across 3 columns.
Does anybody know how to do this?
Thank you for your help!
Thank you for using our product and for your comment.
If I understood you correctly, you need to compare three or more columns and select the values that are found in all the columns. For such a task better use the Compare Columns or Sheets tool.
Unfortunately, there is no way to compare more than two tables at once. Currently, there is only one option that you can use: compare two columns and copy duplicates, and then compare the result with the third column.
There is a workaround for your case, however. You can copy all columns into a single sheet and use the Find Duplicate or Unique Cells tool.
Hello - I want to buy this.... but what I need to do is to find duplicate words in a column in Google Sheets and export those found duplicate words to another Google sheet without removing them from the original. How do I do this and will this tool do that? Hope so :)
Thanks very much,
Thank you for your interest in our product!
If I understand your task correctly, our Find Duplicate Cells tool from Remove Duplicates will help you better:
You'll be able to select your column as a range to search in, and then copy the found dupes to another sheet/spreadsheet.
You can test Remove Duplicates for free for 30 days to make sure it works as you need.
You can also share your spreadsheet with us (email@example.com) with a description of your task. We'll check how your data is stored and see if our software can help.
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