Counting Entries In A Validation Field

Apr 17, 2007

I need to count entries in a validation field

I tried using =COUNT(3,E3,M3,U3,AC3) but this does not work.

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Auto Populate Field With Date When Other Field Is Selected From Validation List

Jul 4, 2013

In the following extract, I would like to have today's date placed into Col K when an entry is made into Col J.

Entry into Col J is from a validation list of 3 options. What I desire is that when one of these options is selected ("Complete"), then I would like today's date to be written into Col K.

Currently Col K has a validation list which comprises dates from 1st of each month from July to June.

I need a fixed date as text preferably, so was thinking the VBA function "Date" on a Change Workbook Sub.

The information is currently part of a Table in Excel 2007 that has about 500 records.



Month Completed

In Progress




Data Validation in Spreadsheet

Input 1
Input 2



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Nov 21, 2006

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I would like to filter out the blank values because I found that if I pivot on the data and there are blank values in the field, I can not use the group option for that field.

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Couting Unique Entries

I've included a sample worksheet ...

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is there a VBA function or so doing that.

ps i have this range.Rows.Count but this is counting me the length of the range even if there are no entries..

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Column A contains names
Column B their unique ID number
Column C the date a transaction occurred

How can I count the number of entries between two dates i.e. 1-31 April regardless of duplication or anything? I've tried a few things mentioned in other threads but none seem to work.

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Colum A
Ticket No.
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I have two colums. In A1:A4 are ticket numbers of products made. In B1:B4 are the number of stillages that the tickets relate to. What i am trying to work out, is a formula that will calculate the number of stillages produced based on the fact that each ticket number begins with "150". I have tried using COUNTIF, MATCH and FIND functions, but when i does work, will only return a value of 1.

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I am trying to determine wether there are duplicate entries within a range and have then counted also. Example:

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I want to have it tell me there are 3 of "12345" and 2 of "12346", possibly next to the entry?

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What I am trying to achieve using the example below:

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2 Italian Art Physics
3 German French Italian
4 French Italian German

the result:

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As in the example, the combinations of Italian, French and German where counted, irrelevant of whether the subjects are in 2nd, 3rd or 4th column.

I tried to do this task by creating a pivot table but there are so many permutations and subjects that it would take me a long time to add the combinations.

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I'm looking for a way to count entries of numbers per day of the week within a date range. Example

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I need to count the number of unique names (column A) on 3 separate worksheets. Each worksheet represents a facility that people visit. It is possible that the same person will visit all three facilities. If this is the case I want to only count them once, even though they may have numerous entries on each.

I need to get the same result as if I was to copy and paste all of the names from three spreadsheets on to one (which isnt an option) and then count unique names. To do this on one sheet I have been using =sumproduct((A1:A100<>"")/countif(A1:a100,A1:A100))

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I have a column of dates and want to count how many times there is an entry for a particular month. example:

(column D)

I want to be able to coun (countif?) how many times there is a July listing, August listing, etc.

I have made them arrays.

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Sep 17, 2013

Im trying to make an excel spreadsheet for work for working out how many of each product and individual staff member has sold

I have 2 columns one with staff and one with what they sold e.g.

Staff Member - Sales
Staff 1 - prod A
Staff 2 - prod B
Staff 3 - prod A
Staff 2 - prod C
Staff 1 - prod A

and have another table, the one that i want to populate, that looks like this

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prod B =
prod C =

Staff 2
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prod B =
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I cant seem to find a function that will work out how many of prod A staff 1 has sold and how many prod B he has sold etc

i have tried things like countif but i cant seem to get them to link the staff member and sales boxes together, the only way i can think of is to write down an equation for each line, but i have hundreds of sales and that would takes ages

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I run an online golf tour and I need a little help with the coding of my handicap excel sheet. (For any golfers out there this is a custom handicap system, not the R&A version).

First I'll explain what I have, then my problem.

I have from left to right the following, Name, Scores, Worst Score, 2nd Worst Score, Average, Hcp. (There are other columns but are not important here)

The Scores columns record each round played, so at the moment we only have 10 columns with data as its the start of the season. I currently find the "Worst Scores" from the 10 columns, as they are all relevant at the moment. My problem will arise when I get over 12 columns of data. From that point on I need to find the "HIGHEST 10" from the "LAST 12" entries.

Easy you might say, BUT the last 12 rounds played could be spread over 100+ columns and every row could be different.

Example, Player 1 could have scores in column A to AB and then in AD to AE. Where as Player 2 could have scores in every alternate column.

I'm assuming I'll have to set up some form of count to count the cells that have data in them until I get to 12. Then extract the ones I dont need.

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=IF(ISBLANK(INDEX('Monthly Budget'!$A:$G,ROWS($1:1),COLUMNS($A:A))),"",INDEX('Monthly Budget'!$A:$G,ROWS($1:1),COLUMNS($A:A)))

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Every other line is the planned production and the others are filled in after as the actual production
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Here is my problem- if a station is running two different products it gets counted twice.
I am trying to find a way that once a station is counted it only gets counted once even though they are on seperate lines.
Attached is an example of what I have with the formula and below that is what I am looking for

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First enhancement would then be a means of resetting the counter.

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