In worksheet "backup" I have a range A2:D10000. In column A is a list of names. In column D is a list of numbers. There are multiple instances of the same name in column A. For example, "Josie" appears 12 times.
On the same worksheet I have a classlist which appears in range F2:F40. I need to calculate the number that appears most often relative to each student. That figure needs to appear in cells G2:G40.
In cells H2:H40 I would like the second most common number to appear; in cells i2:i40 I would like the third most common number.
Is this something that can be achieved with a formula?
Thanks in advance
You could put this in G2:
and drag fill down and then to the right.
However, I have assumed the numbers are between 1 and 7 inclusive and integers.
also this really probably won't work if you have duplicate counts for a student. for example if had
then you would get 4 in column G and 4 in column H. Since I am using Match it won't break ties. To get beyond that, would probably add require quite a bit more work.
I don't know what your limitations are. It can certainly done with a macro. It may also be possible to use some additional columns to get intermediate results.
You can send me a sample file to email@example.com and say how you want to proceed.
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