## Filter unique distinct records (case sensitive) [UDF]

The User Defined Function demonstrated above extracts unique distinct records also considering upper and lower case letters. For example, a record containing A and B is not the same as a record containing a and b.

A User defined Function is a custom function anyone can build, you simply add the VBA code to your workbook and you are good to go.

Array formula in cell F3:G6:

To enter an array formula, type the formula in a cell then press and hold CTRL + SHIFT simultaneously, now press Enter once. Release all keys.

The formula bar now shows the formula with a beginning and ending curly bracket telling you that you entered the formula successfully. Don't enter the curly brackets yourself.

### User defined Function Syntax

UniqueRecords(*rng*)

### Arguments

Parameter |
Text |

rng |
Required. The range you want to use. |

### Where to copy VBA code?

- Press Alt-F11 to open visual basic editor
- Press with left mouse button on Module on the Insert menu
- Copy and paste above vba code
- Exit visual basic editor

### Excel user defined function:

'Name function and declare argument Function UniqueRecords(rng As Variant) As Variant() ' This udf filters unique distinct records (case sensitive) 'Declare variables and data types Dim r As Single, c As Single, temp() As Variant, k As Single Dim rt As Single, ct As Single, a As Single, b As Single Dim i As Single, j As Integer, iCols As Single, iRows As Single 'Save values in cell range to array variable rng (yes, same name) rng = rng.Value 'Change size of array variable rng ReDim temp(UBound(rng, 2) - 1, 0) 'Iterate through rows in array variable rng For r = 1 To UBound(rng, 1) 'Iterate through rows in array variable temp For rt = LBound(temp, 2) To UBound(temp, 2) 'Iterate through columns in array variable rng For c = 1 To UBound(rng, 2) ' If temp value is equal rng value then increment variable a with 1 If temp(c - 1, rt) = rng(r, c) Then a = a + 1 Next c 'If a is equal to the number of columns in rng then all values in record match If a = UBound(rng, 2) Then a = 0 b = 0 Exit For Else a = 0 b = b + 1 End If Next rt If b = UBound(temp, 2) + 1 Then For c = 1 To UBound(rng, 2) temp(c - 1, UBound(temp, 2)) = rng(r, c) Next c ReDim Preserve temp(UBound(temp, 1), UBound(temp, 2) + 1) b = 0 End If Next r k = Range(Application.Caller.Address).Rows.Count If Range(Application.Caller.Address).Columns.Count < UBound(rng, 2) Then MsgBox "There are more columns, extend user defined function to the right" End If If k < UBound(temp, 2) Then MsgBox "There are more rows, extend user defined function down" Else For i = UBound(temp, 2) To k ReDim Preserve temp(UBound(temp, 1), i) For j = 0 To UBound(temp, 1) temp(j, i) = "" Next j Next i End If UniqueRecords = Application.Transpose(temp) End Function

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