In this article, we will learn How to Count unique entries in a range using COUNTIF function in Excel
.What are unique values in range ?
Non- repeating values are called unique values. For example : In a list of groceries Rice, Wheat, Floor and Wheat. Values Rice & Floor are unique or non repeating whereas as wheat is repeating and non unique values. Sometimes in excel in a long list we need to find the count of unique value
COUNTIF Formula to get unique value count in Excel
range : list of values in given range
All of these might be confusing to understand. Let's understand how to use the function using an example. Here Let's say we have a name list. Now this list may contain duplicate values. How can we count unique names only? See below table.
Write this Unique Count formula anywhere on the sheet. And you will have a unique count of items in a given range.
Still with me? OK, we are almost there.
Extract unique or non recurring values using UNIQUE function in Excel 365 or spreadsheet
Extract unique numbers from the list using UNIQUE function of Excel 365.
Here I have sample data. In range A2:A11 I have some numbers that contain duplicate values. I want to get unique values from this range. I will simply use the UNIQUE function of Excel 365.
This formula simply returns all unique values from the range.
As soon as you hit the enter button, the resultant array of unique value is spilled down the cells. This is a dynamic array that is only available for Excel 365 online.
Example 2: Extract Values that only occur once in the range.
In the above example, we got unique values from the range. If a value was occurring once, twice, or more we got only one stance of it. But if we want to extract values that only occurs once in the range (unique values in range) then the formula will be:
Here we set the exactly_once variable to TRUE. This returns the value that are unique in the range/array itself.
Here are all the observational notes using the formula in Excel
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