Is there a way to look at a list and return only those that do not contain a property

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I have a huge amount of data that I'm looking through.  Some IDs contain multiple rows and some contain only one row.  I want to see any rows that do not show that locator = C.

Example:  I would want to exclude AAABPC because it contains C
I would not want to exclude AAACWI because it does not contain a row that has a B

AAABPCB
AAABPCB
AAABPCC
AAABPCC
AAACWIB
AAACWIB
AAAHHGB
AAAHHGC
AAAHYYB
AAAHYYB
AAAJXPB
AAALNPB
AAAOOIB
AAAPVIB
AAAPVIB
AAAPVIC
AAAPVIC

 

Can anyone help me find a way to do that please?

3 Replies

@chrysalis777 

Let's say the data are in A1:B1000.

Elsewhere, for example in D1, enter the formula

 

=FILTER(A1:A1000,COUNTIFS($A$1:$A$1000,$A$1:$A$1000,$B$1:$B$1000,"C")=0)

 

(This works only if you have Microsoft 365 or Office 2021)

@Hans Vogelaar 

 

Thanks for your help. I didn't explain what I want very well.  In this example:
Record locator AAABPC has multiple rows.  Because that locator has some rows with B and some rows with C, I want to ignore that locator.  

Since AAACWI only has B in column B then that one can remain.  I'm actually using a helper concatenate column to remove all the duplicates before I run this.

Thanks.


AAABPCB
AAABPCB
AAABPCC
AAABPCC
AAACWIB
AAACWIB
AAAHHGB
AAAHHGC
AAAHYYB
AAAHYYB
AAAJXPB
AAALNPB
AAAOOIB
AAAPVIB
AAAPVIB
AAAPVIC
AAAPVIC

@chrysalis777 

Perhaps

 

=UNIQUE(FILTER(A1:A1000,COUNTIFS($A$1:$A$1000,$A$1:$A$1000,$B$1:$B$1000,"C")=0))