How can I filter for unique values in a particular column (disregarding the values in the other columns for that row, and so the first instance of a new value would be fine)?

So, for example:

    1   2   3
A   10  a   a2
B   10  g   a3
C   20  h   a3
D   20  k   a3
E   20  l   b4
F   40  m   n6
G   40  q   q2

I would want my filter to show just rows A, C, and F.

Is there an easy way to do this?

  1. Go to the data tab and clock on 'Advanced' under 'Sort & Filter';
  2. In the pop up, put the list range as the first column (header included) and check the 'Unique records only' checkbox.
  3. Click OK and that should be it.
  • But how do we get the other rows? I just get 10;20;40... – Rick Jan 23 '19 at 14:01

Add an extra column. Use the formula =COUNTIF($A$1:A1,A1) for that column, and copy it to the end

Filter on that column where the value is 1

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