#### Coding Duplicate Records

```How can I code that a record is to be "K" kept or "D" deleted when
compared to its next row?  Example: A sorted file by Address

BEFORE
Date            Keep/Delete
1.  WASSEM	0N642 TITUS PL	                67,500 	6/25/2001
2.  HART	                0N655 E WEAVER CIR	70,000 	3/19/2001
3.  HART	                0N655 E WEAVER CIR	40,000 	3/19/2001
4.  HART	                0N655 WEAVER CIRCLE	33,700 	6/19/1998
5.  POYTH	                0N662 W WEAVER CIR	294,690 	6/21/2000
6.   BLAND	0N670 GREEN PL	                25,000 	3/20/2000

AFTER
Date            Keep/Delete
1.  WASSEM	0N642 TITUS PL	                67,500 	6/25/2001    K
2.  HART	                0N655 E WEAVER CIR	70,000 	3/19/2001    K
3.  HART	                0N655 E WEAVER CIR	40,000 	3/19/2001    D
4.  HART	                0N655 WEAVER CIRCLE	33,700 	6/19/1998    D
5.  POYTH 	0N662 W WEAVER CIR	294,690 	6/21/2000    K
6. BLAND	                0N670 GREEN PL	                25,000
3/20/2000

Reasoning:
Wassem 1. not equal to Hart	=K
Hart 2. = Hart 3. 70K> 40 & Latest Date =K
Hart 4. not equal to Poyth BUT should be =D because only one "Hart" can
be coded =K

Can This be done with cell formula in "Keep/Delete"  or is this a task
for a de-dupe facility & the way to go?  I need to use the K records as
well as analyze the number of D & K to measue file integrity.  Thanks

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```Here is a formula for the first row, just copy down

=IF(COUNTIF(\$A\$2:\$A\$8,A2)=1,"K",IF(AND(C2>C3,SUMPRODUCT(--(A\$1:A1=A2),--(E\$1
:E1="K"))=0),"K","D"))

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>
> How can I code that a record is to be "K" kept or "D" deleted when
> compared to its next row?  Example: A sorted file by Address
>
> BEFORE
> Date            Keep/Delete
> 1.  WASSEM 0N642 TITUS PL                 67,500 6/25/2001
> 2.  HART                 0N655 E WEAVER CIR 70,000 3/19/2001
> 3.  HART                 0N655 E WEAVER CIR 40,000 3/19/2001
> 4.  HART                 0N655 WEAVER CIRCLE 33,700 6/19/1998
> 5.  POYTH                 0N662 W WEAVER CIR 294,690 6/21/2000
> 6.   BLAND 0N670 GREEN PL                 25,000 3/20/2000
>
> AFTER
> Date            Keep/Delete
> 1.  WASSEM 0N642 TITUS PL                 67,500 6/25/2001    K
> 2.  HART                 0N655 E WEAVER CIR 70,000 3/19/2001    K
> 3.  HART                 0N655 E WEAVER CIR 40,000 3/19/2001    D
> 4.  HART                 0N655 WEAVER CIRCLE 33,700 6/19/1998    D
> 5.  POYTH 0N662 W WEAVER CIR 294,690 6/21/2000    K
> 6. BLAND                 0N670 GREEN PL                 25,000
> 3/20/2000
>
> Reasoning:
> Wassem 1. not equal to Hart =K
> Hart 2. = Hart 3. 70K> 40 & Latest Date =K
> Hart 4. not equal to Poyth BUT should be =D because only one "Hart" can
> be coded =K
>
> Can This be done with cell formula in "Keep/Delete"  or is this a task
> for a de-dupe facility & the way to go?  I need to use the K records as
> well as analyze the number of D & K to measue file integrity.  Thanks
>
>
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