#### Count

```Hi,
I would like to know how which formula I should use to count some codes & to
ignore the duplicated codes, for example in column A:
Code
1234
4321
4321
1234
1234
3214

Now, I want Excel to count & the result is 3 which are:
1234-4321-3214

Yes I can use PivotTable, but I would like to use a formula because I have
to deal with this every day.

--
MFS22
```
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Utf
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```COUNTIF will do it.

=COUNTIF(Rng,Rng), where the criterion is the same as the range:
e.g
=COUNTIF(A3:A8,A3:A8)

HTH
Peter

"MFS" wrote:

> Hi,
> I would like to know how which formula I should use to count some codes & to
> ignore the duplicated codes, for example in column A:
> Code
> 1234
> 4321
> 4321
> 1234
> 1234
> 3214
>
> Now, I want Excel to count & the result is 3 which are:
> 1234-4321-3214
>
> Yes I can use PivotTable, but I would like to use a formula because I have
> to deal with this every day.
>
>
> --
> MFS22
```
 -1
Utf
4/18/2010 7:28:01 PM
```Suppose the data (including the label "Codes") is in A1:A7
Select any cell in that range
Use Data | Advanced Filter, specify where you what the result, check the
Unique box
The thee unique values are list in the specified place.
best wishes
Bernard Liengme
Microsoft Excel MVP
http://people.stfx.ca/bliengme

"Billy Liddel" <BillyLiddel@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:63CD7D0F-DC1D-4F82-A9AF-ACC324A9CD10@microsoft.com...
> COUNTIF will do it.
>
> =COUNTIF(Rng,Rng), where the criterion is the same as the range:
> e.g
> =COUNTIF(A3:A8,A3:A8)
>
>
> HTH
> Peter
>
> "MFS" wrote:
>
>> Hi,
>> I would like to know how which formula I should use to count some codes &
>> to
>> ignore the duplicated codes, for example in column A:
>> Code
>> 1234
>> 4321
>> 4321
>> 1234
>> 1234
>> 3214
>>
>> Now, I want Excel to count & the result is 3 which are:
>> 1234-4321-3214
>>
>> Yes I can use PivotTable, but I would like to use a formula because I
>> have
>> to deal with this every day.
>>
>>
>> --
>> MFS22

```
 1
Bernard
4/18/2010 7:34:24 PM
```>=COUNTIF(A3:A8,A3:A8)

It's just "dumb luck" if that works. Essentially, this is what the formula
is doing:

=COUNTIF(A3:A8,A3)

It just so happens that there are 3 instances of 1234 in the range and there
are 3 unique values in the range.

Change the entry in cell A3 to abcd and then see what result you get.

The generic formula for counting uniques is:

=SUMPRODUCT((A3:A8<>"")/COUNTIF(A3:A8,A3:A8&""))

If the data is numeric as is shown in the OP's sample:

=SUM(--(FREQUENCY(A3:A8,A3:A8)>0))

--
Biff
Microsoft Excel MVP

"Billy Liddel" <BillyLiddel@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:63CD7D0F-DC1D-4F82-A9AF-ACC324A9CD10@microsoft.com...
> COUNTIF will do it.
>
> =COUNTIF(Rng,Rng), where the criterion is the same as the range:
> e.g
> =COUNTIF(A3:A8,A3:A8)
>
>
> HTH
> Peter
>
> "MFS" wrote:
>
>> Hi,
>> I would like to know how which formula I should use to count some codes &
>> to
>> ignore the duplicated codes, for example in column A:
>> Code
>> 1234
>> 4321
>> 4321
>> 1234
>> 1234
>> 3214
>>
>> Now, I want Excel to count & the result is 3 which are:
>> 1234-4321-3214
>>
>> Yes I can use PivotTable, but I would like to use a formula because I
>> have
>> to deal with this every day.
>>
>>
>> --
>> MFS22

```
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T
4/18/2010 8:59:19 PM

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