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Simple way to count occurances in Excel

Discussion in 'Business Applications' started by TGuser, Jul 13, 2013.

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  1. TGuser

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    Anyone know a simple way to tell me how many times duplicates occur in an excel column? If a column has:

    house
    car
    car
    boy
    car
    house
    girl

    ...then I'd want as a result:

    house 2
    car 3
    boy 1
    girl 1

    Thanks
     
  2. XCubed

    XCubed

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    Hi

    The way I do this is to create a Pivot table (the list needs a header, e.g. "List") and then set "List" as the row labels and "List" as the data.

    Another way if you have 2007 or higher is to copy your list to another column (say D) and de-dup the list then in the next column put in this formula

    =countif($A$1:$A$10,D1)

    and copy that to the end of your de-duped list.
     
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