#### count different instances in two columns

```Hello all,

I haven't been able to solve this...

I have two columns in the same sheet. I would like to extract (in another
sheet) all the unique elements of each column and count how many each data
is repeated. Any element can appear in both column. An example would be:

column 1   column 2

red            red
red            blue
blue           green
yellow        magenta

the result would be

red    3
blue   2
yellow 1
green 1
magenta 1

Sorry for my english and thanks to whoever can help me with this.

```
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jkanoj (5)
6/5/2006 6:12:48 AM
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```=COUNTIF(A:A,"red")+COUNTIF(B:B,"red")

etc.

--
HTH

Bob Phillips

(replace somewhere in email address with gmail if mailing direct)

"K7" <jkanoj@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:uDDTTcGiGHA.1612@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
> Hello all,
>
> I haven't been able to solve this...
>
> I have two columns in the same sheet. I would like to extract (in another
> sheet) all the unique elements of each column and count how many each data
> is repeated. Any element can appear in both column. An example would be:
>
> column 1   column 2
>
> red            red
> red            blue
> blue           green
> yellow        magenta
>
>
> the result would be
>
> red    3
> blue   2
> yellow 1
> green 1
> magenta 1
>
>
> Sorry for my english and thanks to whoever can help me with this.
>
>

```
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bob.NGs1 (1661)
6/5/2006 7:57:33 AM
```If that method is ok, then COUNTIF(A:B,"red") will do it just as well -
however, I THINK the problem is in identifying all the unique values, then
summing them - perhaps the original questioner could clarify this?  I had
thought pivot table to get the data, but it's in 2 columns which will cause
more problems - so my thoughts are now on a macro solution!
"Bob Phillips" <bob.NGs@somewhere.com> wrote in message
news:O\$KOIXHiGHA.4896@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
> =COUNTIF(A:A,"red")+COUNTIF(B:B,"red")
>
> etc.
>
> --
>  HTH
>
> Bob Phillips
>
> (replace somewhere in email address with gmail if mailing direct)
>
> "K7" <jkanoj@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:uDDTTcGiGHA.1612@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
> > Hello all,
> >
> > I haven't been able to solve this...
> >
> > I have two columns in the same sheet. I would like to extract (in
another
> > sheet) all the unique elements of each column and count how many each
data
> > is repeated. Any element can appear in both column. An example would be:
> >
> > column 1   column 2
> >
> > red            red
> > red            blue
> > blue           green
> > yellow        magenta
> >
> >
> > the result would be
> >
> > red    3
> > blue   2
> > yellow 1
> > green 1
> > magenta 1
> >
> >
> > Sorry for my english and thanks to whoever can help me with this.
> >
> >
>
>

```
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6/5/2006 9:42:34 AM
```On Mon, 5 Jun 2006 08:12:48 +0200, "K7" <jkanoj@hotmail.com> wrote:

>Hello all,
>
>I haven't been able to solve this...
>
>I have two columns in the same sheet. I would like to extract (in another
>sheet) all the unique elements of each column and count how many each data
>is repeated. Any element can appear in both column. An example would be:
>
>column 1   column 2
>
>red            red
>red            blue
>blue           green
>yellow        magenta
>
>
>the result would be
>
>red    3
>blue   2
>yellow 1
>green 1
>magenta 1
>
>
>Sorry for my english and thanks to whoever can help me with this.
>

http://xcell05.free.fr

Then assuming your data is on Sheet1!A2:B100

On sheet2

A2:	=INDEX(UNIQUEVALUES(Sheet1!\$A\$2:\$B\$100,1),ROWS(\$1:1))
B2:	=COUNTIF(Sheet1!\$A\$2:\$B\$100,A2)
Copy/drag down as far as required to encompass all of the unique values.

--ron
```
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ronrosenfeld (3122)
6/5/2006 11:30:12 AM
```On Mon, 05 Jun 2006 07:30:12 -0400, Ron Rosenfeld <ronrosenfeld@nospam.org>
wrote:

>On Mon, 5 Jun 2006 08:12:48 +0200, "K7" <jkanoj@hotmail.com> wrote:
>
>>Hello all,
>>
>>I haven't been able to solve this...
>>
>>I have two columns in the same sheet. I would like to extract (in another
>>sheet) all the unique elements of each column and count how many each data
>>is repeated. Any element can appear in both column. An example would be:
>>
>>column 1   column 2
>>
>>red            red
>>red            blue
>>blue           green
>>yellow        magenta
>>
>>
>>the result would be
>>
>>red    3
>>blue   2
>>yellow 1
>>green 1
>>magenta 1
>>
>>
>>Sorry for my english and thanks to whoever can help me with this.
>>
>
>http://xcell05.free.fr
>
>Then assuming your data is on Sheet1!A2:B100
>
>On sheet2
>
>A2:	=INDEX(UNIQUEVALUES(Sheet1!\$A\$2:\$B\$100,1),ROWS(\$1:1))
>B2:	=COUNTIF(Sheet1!\$A\$2:\$B\$100,A2)
>Copy/drag down as far as required to encompass all of the unique values.
>
>
>
>
>--ron

I should also note that with this formula, you are limited to a maximum number
of 65535 elements in the array.  If you have more than that, a different
approach can be devised.

--ron
```
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ronrosenfeld (3122)
6/5/2006 11:55:23 AM
```Hi Ron

This is not working for me.
It gives me a result of
blue    1
blue    1
green    1
magenta    1
red    1
red    2
yellow    1

It looks as though the formula is treating each column as separate in
terms of determining the uniques.
What am I doing wrong?
Windows XP Prof, Excel 2003

--
Regards

Roger Govier

"Ron Rosenfeld" <ronrosenfeld@nospam.org> wrote in message
news:585882p8706i59jvovl5fl1jrkuev66e4m@4ax.com...
> On Mon, 5 Jun 2006 08:12:48 +0200, "K7" <jkanoj@hotmail.com> wrote:
>
>>Hello all,
>>
>>I haven't been able to solve this...
>>
>>I have two columns in the same sheet. I would like to extract (in
>>another
>>sheet) all the unique elements of each column and count how many each
>>data
>>is repeated. Any element can appear in both column. An example would
>>be:
>>
>>column 1   column 2
>>
>>red            red
>>red            blue
>>blue           green
>>yellow        magenta
>>
>>
>>the result would be
>>
>>red    3
>>blue   2
>>yellow 1
>>green 1
>>magenta 1
>>
>>
>>Sorry for my english and thanks to whoever can help me with this.
>>
>
> http://xcell05.free.fr
>
> Then assuming your data is on Sheet1!A2:B100
>
> On sheet2
>
> A2: =INDEX(UNIQUEVALUES(Sheet1!\$A\$2:\$B\$100,1),ROWS(\$1:1))
> B2: =COUNTIF(Sheet1!\$A\$2:\$B\$100,A2)
> Copy/drag down as far as required to encompass all of the unique
> values.
>
>
>
>
> --ron

```
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roger5293 (1125)
6/5/2006 12:28:10 PM
```On Mon, 5 Jun 2006 13:28:10 +0100, "Roger Govier"
<roger@technologyNOSPAM4u.co.uk> wrote:

>Hi Ron
>
>This is not working for me.
>It gives me a result of
>blue    1
>blue    1
>green    1
>magenta    1
>red    1
>red    2
>yellow    1
>
>It looks as though the formula is treating each column as separate in
>terms of determining the uniques.
>What am I doing wrong?
>Windows XP Prof, Excel 2003

Do a copy/paste of the exact formulas you are using.  It works fine here, so I

Looking at your results, I'd consider that some of your data has a trailing
character -- either a <space> or a <no-break space>.  That could be the case if

--ron
```
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ronrosenfeld (3122)
6/5/2006 1:26:26 PM
```Hi Ron
Of course. I copied the data from the OP and pasted with a Text to
columns split.
With correct data, the formula works exactly as described.
Thanks

--
Regards

Roger Govier

"Ron Rosenfeld" <ronrosenfeld@nospam.org> wrote in message
news:rtb8821qrroj1mh8i386focd01f14gsqsu@4ax.com...
> On Mon, 5 Jun 2006 13:28:10 +0100, "Roger Govier"
> <roger@technologyNOSPAM4u.co.uk> wrote:
>
>>Hi Ron
>>
>>This is not working for me.
>>It gives me a result of
>>blue    1
>>blue    1
>>green    1
>>magenta    1
>>red    1
>>red    2
>>yellow    1
>>
>>It looks as though the formula is treating each column as separate in
>>terms of determining the uniques.
>>What am I doing wrong?
>>Windows XP Prof, Excel 2003
>
>
> Do a copy/paste of the exact formulas you are using.  It works fine
> here, so I
> data.
>
> Looking at your results, I'd consider that some of your data has a
> trailing
> character -- either a <space> or a <no-break space>.  That could be
> the case if
> you downloaded the source data from a web table, for example.
>
>
> --ron

```
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roger5293 (1125)
6/5/2006 3:05:49 PM
```On Mon, 5 Jun 2006 16:05:49 +0100, "Roger Govier"
<roger@technologyNOSPAM4u.co.uk> wrote:

>Hi Ron
>Of course. I copied the data from the OP and pasted with a Text to
>columns split.
>With correct data, the formula works exactly as described.
>Thanks

You're welcome.  Thanks for letting me know.
--ron
```
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ronrosenfeld (3122)
6/5/2006 6:27:07 PM
```Thanks all of you. I did not imagine that I could have an answer to this

This UNIQUEVALUES... any idea of how it works? It works fine, but I'm
writting a macro and I'd rather prefer to depend of my own code only.

Best regards and thanks all.

"K7" <jkanoj@hotmail.com> escribi� en el mensaje
news:uDDTTcGiGHA.1612@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
> Hello all,
>
> I haven't been able to solve this...
>
> I have two columns in the same sheet. I would like to extract (in another
> sheet) all the unique elements of each column and count how many each data
> is repeated. Any element can appear in both column. An example would be:
>
> column 1   column 2
>
> red            red
> red            blue
> blue           green
> yellow        magenta
>
>
> the result would be
>
> red    3
> blue   2
> yellow 1
> green 1
> magenta 1
>
>
> Sorry for my english and thanks to whoever can help me with this.
>

```
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jkanoj (5)
6/5/2006 9:17:27 PM
```On Mon, 5 Jun 2006 23:17:27 +0200, "K7" <jkanoj@hotmail.com> wrote:

>Thanks all of you. I did not imagine that I could have an answer to this
>
>This UNIQUEVALUES... any idea of how it works? It works fine, but I'm
>writting a macro and I'd rather prefer to depend of my own code only.
>
>Best regards and thanks all.
>
>
>

On Longre's web site is information and links about how he wrote the XLL; but I
don't know that he's posted information about the algorithms that he uses.  You
might ask him within one of the message boards on his site.

Morefunc functions, though, can be easily distributed with the workbook (see
morefunc HELP for information) and/or used within a macro using the RUN
command.

--ron
```
 0
ronrosenfeld (3122)
6/6/2006 1:11:27 AM

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