What I would probably do is use <a href=”http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa213557(office.11).aspx”>VBA to sort the rows</a>, then start at cell (1,1). For each cell, look to see if the next row has the same value. If it does, delete the row (the current row or the next one, depending on how you want to do it). If it doesn’t, increment to the next row. (Don’t increment if you deleted a row; the deletion acts as an increment anyway).
If you don’t want the information re-sorted, I think your best bet is to increment over the rows, storing each row’s identifier cell’s value in an array. For each row, if the ID is already in that array, delete the row; if not, add the ID to the array and go to the next row. If you have a large data set you’re working on, you may want to keep the array sorted or hashed to make all those lookups quicker.
HTH, let me know if you need more specific help.
OR, Assume A = ID column Then -(1) Insert another column (B)
(2) Sort on column (A)
(3) In column row 2 – enter equation = A2-A1 and copy down
Any row with a zero in Column B is a duplicate.
Then, if a massive spreadsheet (1) Save as a .CSV file (2) Load the .CSV file (3) Sort on Column B and all the bad rows will sort to the top