Trouble with duplicate entries with FORMS


I created a form for requests but I am seeing a lot of duplicate entries. I am trying the following formula with no success.

Does anyone have any other ideas?


  • Paul Newcome
    Paul Newcome ✭✭✭✭✭✭

    You need to adjust your COUNTIFS

    COUNTIFS([QN Number]:[QN Number], @cell = [QN Number]@row)

  • Paul,

    thanks for your response. my problem is, I need to move the duplicate entry to another sheet but with this formula, both identical entries turn to duplicate.

    I still need to keep one of the entries to perform the work requested. I can't seem to be able to do that

  • Paul Newcome
    Paul Newcome ✭✭✭✭✭✭

    You will need to insert an Auto-Number type column (called "Auto" in this example and formatting doesn't matter) as well as a text/number type column (called "Row" in this example) with the following column formula:

    =MATCH(Auto@row, Auto:Auto, 0)

    Then you would adjust the COUNTIFS like so:

    COUNTIFS([QN Number]:[QN Number], @cell = [QN Number]@row, Row:Row, @cell<= Row@row)

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