Excel/count of repeated unique numbers
QUESTION: Hi Aidan,
In column F is a person ID number. In columns G and H I've tried to acquire a count of how many times each unique person ID number is used in column F. Hopefully the attachment will help. i can send a modified version of the excel workbook if it would be of more/better help. Thanks
ANSWER: thanks for the file - reply sent by email, but I'd normally suggest using a pivot table for this sort of summary, as it's the quickest method! I will look at the file in full tomorrow and see if I have other suggestions, but the other issue related to the named range not being long enough - fix that, your method will then work.
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QUESTION: Thanks, Aidan. I'm not understanding the answer based on what I can read on the all expert website. I haven't received a reply email yet.
two emails sent, but my server does strange things sometimes! OK, the original question you have answered yourself - my method would have been to suggest using a pivot table, which would give you the unique summary you wanted - but you have a method (though I'll look at the file and see if I can come up with something else). Your second problem is easily resolved - if you use name manager, you will see that the named range only covers about half the data - if you change the range that this refers to to cover ALL the data, your existing formula will then work as it will read the entire data set - hope that makes sense.
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