# How to Copy Unique Values to Another Worksheet in Excel – 5 Methods

The dataset showcases a list of colors with duplicates in Sheet1. To copy the unique colors to another worksheet in the same workbook.

### Method 1 – Copy the Unique Values to Another Worksheet Using the Advanced Filter Option in Excel

To copy the list of unique colors from Sheet1 to Sheet2:

Steps:

• Select B4 in Sheet2.
• Go to the Data tab.
• In Sort & Filter, click Advanced.

• In the Advanced Filter window, check “Copy to another location” and “Unique records only”.

• Click the arrow sign to select the List range.

• Click Sheet1.

• Select B5:B14 and and drag the cell range into the input box.
• Press Enter.

• In the Advanced Filter window, click OK.

The unique list of colors is copied to Sheet2.

### Method 2 – Using the UNIQUE Function to Copy Unique Values to Another Worksheet in Excel

To copy the list of unique colors from Sheet1 to Sheet3:

Steps:

• Select B5 in Sheet3 and enter the UNIQUE function.
• To enter the array argument of the function, click Sheet1.

• Select B5:B14 in Sheet1.

• Close the parenthesis and press Enter.

### Method 3 – Applying the INDEX MATCH Array Formula to Copy Unique Values to Another Worksheet in Excel

To copy unique values from Sheet1 to Sheet4, this is the general formula:
=INDEX(mainList, MATCH(0, COUNTIF(uniqueList,mainList), 0))

• Enter the following formula in B5Sheet4
• Press Ctrl + Shift + Enter.
`=INDEX(Sheet1!\$B\$5:\$B\$14, MATCH(0, COUNTIF(\$B\$4:B4,Sheet1!\$B\$5:\$B\$14), 0))`

• Drag down the Fill Handle until it returns an error.

This is the output.

Formula Breakdown

The INDEX function needs two arguments – array and row_num. It returns a value to add to the unique list.
array – is the list of colors in Sheet1 (Sheet1!\$B\$5:\$B\$14).

row_numThe MATCH function finds the colors that are not in the unique color list. It returns the first match if there are duplicates.

The COUNTIF function counts how many times a color in the unique list in Sheet4 appears in the main color list in Sheet1. Here, \$B\$4:B4 is the expanding reference to look for colors in the unique list in Sheet4 and in the main list Sheet1!\$B\$5:\$B\$14 in Sheet1.

### Method 5 – Using the LOOKUP Function to Copy Unique Values in Excel

To copy unique values to another worksheet, this is the general formula:

=LOOKUP(2,1/(COUNTIF(uniqueList,mainList)=0), mainList)

The color list in Sheet1 is the mainList and an expanding reference \$B\$4:B4 is used in Sheet5.

The formula becomes:

`=LOOKUP(2,1/(COUNTIF(\$B\$4:B4,Sheet1!\$B\$5:\$B\$14)=0),Sheet1!\$B\$5:\$B\$14)`
• Enter the formula in B5, Sheet5.

• Drag down the Fill Handle to see the result in the rest of the cells.

### Method 5 – Copy Unique Values to Another Worksheet Using a VBA Code in Excel

Steps:

• Go to Sheet1 and right-click the name tab.
• Choose View Code.

• Enter the following code in the visual code editor and press F5 to Run the code.
``````Sub UniqueValue()
Dim WSheet1 As Worksheet
Dim Rng As Range
Dim WSheet2 As Worksheet
Set WSheet1 = Worksheets("Sheet1")
Set Rng = WSheet1.Range("B5:B" & WSheet1.Range("B65536").End(xlUp).Row)
Set WSheet2 = Worksheets("Sheet6")
Rng.Cells(1, 1).Copy WSheet2.Cells(5, 2)
Rng.AdvancedFilter Action:=xlFilterCopy, CopyToRange:=WSheet2.Range("B5"), Unique:=True
End Sub``````

• Go to Sheet6.

This is the output.

Code Breakdown

In line 1, the range is set as B5 to the end of column B in Sheet1:  the color list is in B5:B14 in Sheet1.
In line 2, the worksheet to copy the unique values is set as Sheet6.
Line 3 defines the first unique value to be copied: cell(5,2) B5 in Sheet6.
In line 4, the filtering criteria are set and enabled Unique to True.

## Notes

• To avoid the #N/A error in method 2 and method 3, use the IFERROR function in the formula. The formula becomes:
`=IFERROR(INDEX(Sheet1!\$B\$5:\$B\$14, MATCH(0, COUNTIF(\$B\$4:B4,Sheet1!\$B\$5:\$B\$14), 0)),"")`

• Press Ctrl + Shift + Enter to apply an array formula.

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