Jul 07 2022 04:26 PM
Jul 07 2022 04:26 PM
I have a Yes/No column titled "isDuplicate" which I would like to populate based on duplicates located in another column titled SerialNumber. I tried to do this with a calculated column and if statement, but doesn't seem to work. Is there any way to count or highlight duplicates in a single column in Sharepoint List?
Jul 07 2022 08:21 PM
Jul 08 2022 10:54 AM
@PamDeGraffenreid Thank you for your reply. It doesn't seem to address the problem I'm facing though. The union expression in the link eliminates duplicates. I'm trying to highlight and update duplicate rows.
So basically...highlight the duplicates in the serial number column and/or update the IsDuplicate column for the rows where there are duplicate serial numbers.
This is the current view:
What I'm trying to accomplish:
I don't think there is a way to accomplish this with calculated or lookup columns. It looks like the alternatives are JSON formatting, Power Apps or a Flow. I'm not verse on the former two, so I'm thinking a Flow would be easier. Is there an expression that you know of that will do the opposite of "union" where it only return duplicates? I tried Intersection, but that doesn't work either.
Jul 10 2022 12:27 PM - edited Jul 10 2022 12:50 PMSolution
@RADical6142 Here you go...
Create a variable and connect to your list:
Now, for each item above - check the list to see if that serial number exists anywhere else in that list. If it does, increment a variable. When it's done, update the IsDuplicate field to yes or no.
In the apply to each
Now add another Apply to each and a condition. The condition: if the Serial Number (in the first Get Items) equals the Serial Number (in the second Get Items), increment the variable. It will always find a match once.
After that apply to each, add another condition that checks to see if the count is greater than 1, set IsDuplicate to Yes, if not, set IsDuplicate to No.
That's it, your list should be updated. Here's a big picture view, beginning to end.
Here is the json for the Title column.
Jul 10 2022 01:26 PM
@PamDeGraffenreid Thank you! This is exactly what I was looking for. I tested it and it works great.