#### number times a value appears in a column beside it chronological

```I am looking to count how many times a number appears in a column beside that
number as you go down that column.  Beside the first occurance of the number
10 the cell in the column beside it would have a 1, the next occurance of the
number 10 the cell in the column beside it would have a 2, and so on.  Thank
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1/7/2010 1:42:04 PM
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```Assuming the column of numbers begins in A1
In B1 enter =COUNTIF(A1:\$A\$1,A1)
Copy this down the column by double clicking B1's fill handle
best wishes
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Bernard Liengme
Microsoft Excel MVP
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"Papa Cricket" <Papa Cricket@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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> I am looking to count how many times a number appears in a column beside
> that
> number as you go down that column.  Beside the first occurance of the
> number
> 10 the cell in the column beside it would have a 1, the next occurance of
> the
> number 10 the cell in the column beside it would have a 2, and so on.
> Thank

```
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Bernard
1/7/2010 1:50:55 PM
```Sounds like a COUNTIF function, where the top of the range is fixed and the
bottom of the range is the current row.  So if your data is in column A and
your count in column B, you could enter =countif(a\$2:a2,a2) in cell b2, and
copy that down.

"Papa Cricket" wrote:

> I am looking to count how many times a number appears in a column beside that
> number as you go down that column.  Beside the first occurance of the number
> 10 the cell in the column beside it would have a 1, the next occurance of the
> number 10 the cell in the column beside it would have a 2, and so on.  Thank
```
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Utf
1/7/2010 1:53:01 PM
```Senior moment!
--
Bernard Liengme
Microsoft Excel MVP
http://people.stfx.ca/bliengme

"Papa Cricket" <Papa Cricket@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:C10786D8-D723-4ACC-8FF6-A7366953C2C9@microsoft.com...
> I am looking to count how many times a number appears in a column beside
> that
> number as you go down that column.  Beside the first occurance of the
> number
> 10 the cell in the column beside it would have a 1, the next occurance of
> the
> number 10 the cell in the column beside it would have a 2, and so on.
> Thank

```
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Bernard
1/7/2010 1:58:31 PM

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