## Extract duplicates from a range using excel array formula

### Overview

Inspired by a comment in this post Unique values from multiple columns using array formulas, I created an array formula that extracts duplicates (repeated values) from a range spanning multiple columns and rows.

### Excel 2007 array formula in A2:

Formula in A2:

Copy cell A2 and paste it down as far as needed.

Remove any errors with IFERROR() function:

Copy cell A2 and paste it down as far as needed.

### Excel 2003 array formula in A2:

Copy cell A2 and paste it down as far as needed.

To extract numerical duplicate values, see this blog post: How to find duplicates in a range spanning multiple columns?

### Named ranges

tbl (C2:F5)

What is named ranges?

### How to implement array formula to your workbook

Change named ranges. If your list starts at, for example, cell F3. Change $A$1:A1 in the above formula to F2:$F$2.

### Download excel 2007 sample file for this article

extract-duplicates-from-a-range.xlsx

(Excel 2007 Workbook *.xlsx)

### Download excel 2003 sample file for this article

Extract duplicates from a range.xls

(Excel 97-2003 Workbook *.xls)

**Functions in this article**

**IF(**logical_test,[value_if:true],[value_if_false]**)
**Checks whether a condition is met, and returns one value if TRUE, and another value if FALSE

**ROW(**reference**)**

returns the row number of a reference

**COUNTIF(**range,criteria**)**

Counts the number of cells within a range that meet the given condition

**INDEX(**array,row_num,[column_num]**)**

Returns a value or reference of the cell at the intersection of a particular row and column, in a given range

**MIN(**number1,[number2]**)**

Returns the smallest number in a set of values. Ignores logical values and text

**MATCH(**lookup_value;lookup_array; [match_type]

Returns the relative position of an item in an array that matches a specified value

*This blog article is one out of six articles on the same subject.*

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