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How to Remove Duplicates in LibreOffice Calc List

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This quick guide explains the steps on how you can remove duplicates in LibreOffice calc list. And it’s super easy.

If you used, Microsoft Excel, you may have already known that it provides an option in the ribbon to remove duplicates.

However, there is no such direct option to remove duplicates in LibreOffice Calc. You have to use the advanced filter to achieve this. Here’s how.

Remove Duplicates in LibreOffice Calc

It’s easier to understand with an example. We have this list of items with the following data. The duplicate values are color-coded as below.

data for removing duplicates
data for removing duplicates

To remove duplicates, select the list. And then from the menu click Data -> More Filters -> Advanced Filters.

advanced filter option
advanced filter option

On the Advanced Filter window, select the range for removing the duplicates. It can be a single column or multiple columns of data of any size.

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Then select the option "No duplicates".

no duplicate option
no duplicate option

Press OK.

after removing the duplicates
after removing the duplicates

And you should have your data set without duplicates. Now you can copy the unique data to some other sheet or workbook for further analysis and processing.

As the LibreOffice Calc doesn’t provide a simple enough quick option, you have to follow this way to remove the duplicates.


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3 Comments

  1. I am doing this exact process but get the error “This range does not contain a valid query.” Can you help me resolve this error?

  2. Excel:
    1. Select the range of cells
    2. Click Data > Remove Duplicates.
    3. Click OK.

    And this shows exactly why open source is where it is…

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