Remove duplicates within Excel cell

Make your cells clear and clean

Duplicate text in Excel cells may be rather annoying, especially if you work with large datasets. Instead of wasting time and eliminating repeated words in your cells manually, you can take advantage of the Remove Duplicate Substrings tool. It’s easy: select a range, delimiters, check a couple of options and voila—your cells are beautiful.

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With Remove Duplicate Substrings for Excel you will

  • Get rid of repeated text in Excel cells Indicate characters by which duplicates are divided and get all the repeated substrings removed no matter of their text cases.
  • Delete duplicate text separated by any delimiters Either choose delimiters from the offered ones or enter any other characters that are between duplicate strings in your dataset.

How to remove duplicates within a cell in Excel

Select the table, pick or enter delimiters, and check a couple of options
Select the table, pick or enter delimiters, and check a couple of options
Remove all duplicate words within Excel cell no matter of their text cases
Remove all duplicate words within Excel cell no matter of their text cases

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Frequently asked questions

What is Remove Duplicate Substrings and what do I need it for?

Remove Duplicate Substrings is an option of Ultimate Suite for Excel that deletes duplicate values in Excel cells. You can tick one or several delimiters by which duplicate text in your range is divided. When the tool finds duplicate substrings, it clears them together with separators. For example, if in a cell you have AAA;BBB;AAA;CCC;BBB and pick Semicolon as a delimiter, you’ll get such a result: AAA;BBB;CCC.

How to remove duplicate text in an Excel cell?

Select an Excel range, run Remove Duplicate Substrings, pick or enter characters by which duplicate strings are separated and check whether you need case-sensitive search. Then click Remove and enjoy working with clean cells without any duplicates ;)

What if I cannot see my delimiters in the add-in window?

You can select one or several of the offered delimiters or tick the Custom box and enter your own separator. Moreover, you can enter several characters as delimiters.

Will the tool delete duplicate substrings of different text case?

If duplicates in your cells are spelled in different text cases, simply uncheck the Case-sensitive box. Thus, ‘aaa’ and ‘AAA’ values will be treated as duplicates.

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