# Formula To Count Occurrences Of Multiple Elements Within A String

Oct 9, 2009
I have a number of records that have in one cell a string of the form 1,2,3 etc (up to 10) representing conditions that have been met. There are a number of options available for producing reports on all of the other attributes in a record but now we wish to add this element as well.

The reports I can produce using VBA and the INSTR function, however on the summary page where, a total of all records matching available criteria is shown, depending upon drop down items being selected, I need to add this element to the equation as well. The existing conditions are counted using SUMPRODUCT and a combination of IF statements and work fine.

As there is an option to create a report for both AND and OR, e.g. if condition 1 and 2 and 3 apply include in the report, or if condition 1 or 2 or 3 apply include in the report

The conditions are selected using a check box and a drop down list to select the AND/OR condition.

I have been trying various combinations of database functions, countif, find and cannot get them to evaluate. I suspect that it may be beyond my reach to use a formula and I will need to use VBA with a Worksheet_Change macro to achieve what I want, or alternatively redesign the layout to store the conditions differently, however if anyone has any ideas for a formula I would much appreciate hearing from you.

A sample worksheet illustrates how the data is currently shown. The string in the record column is created using VBA and then inserted into the actual record.

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Jan 5, 2007

Lets say there is a string: " andy,andy,tom,amy,andy" and I would like to search the word "andy". The function would return 3.

How could I implement this using VBA?

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Feb 7, 2014

I'm trying to use logic to identify trends...in each of the strings below, I want to count the occurrences of the left most character appearing consecutively. The answer is to the left

I'm trying to do this via a formula vs. vba if possible

BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB - 19

BBBDUDUUUUDDBBBBBBB - 3

UUDUDDUUUDUDBBBBBBB - 2

UDUDDUDUUUDDBBBBBBB - 1

[Code] .....

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Iam doing a market report for real estate. I have attached a file for reference. I am trying to track the Active Listings within a given time period and within a specific zip code. Unfortunately my local MLS does not track historical data on Active Listings, and therefore I have to use the Listing Date and the date it no longer went active to determine which listings were active in a given time period. Some of the listings are still active and therefore do not have a "No Longer Active" date. These listings will need to be counted as well.

MLS Active by Zip.xlsx

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Oct 30, 2013

I am trying to identify the row(s) where a match occurs when there can be multiple occurrences of the match.

A

B

C

1

john brown

Brown

True

2

Cathy Smith

3

Brown excavating company

4

XYZ Corp

5

Brown Advisors Inc.

The first test I ran in cell C1 with the information above was to determine if "Brown" was located in the range of A1:A5 using formula:

=IF(ISNUMBER(MATCH("*"&B1&"*",A1:A5,0))=TRUE,"True","False")

In the case of the word "Brown" it occurs in the range of A1:A5 three times, so the result of the above formula would be "True"

Now what I would like to do is return the locations, in this case the row number(s), where the word brown is contained range of A1:A5 because in the case of the word Brown, it occurs three separate times in the range of A1:A5. I would like the resulting value of the formula in this case to be "1, 3, 5" indicating the word Brown occurs in rows 1, 3, and 5. The formula also needs to work in case there is only one match as well.

I tried using the below array formula:

={MATCH(FALSE,ISERROR(SEARCH(B1,'Working List of Vendors'!$A$1:$A$5)),0)}

But it would only return the first occurrence of the match which in this case would be row 1, or "1"

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I am needing to count the number of calls in a call center between certain hours by date. Column A is the date, Column B is the time of the call. I am needing to know how many calls occurred on X date between the hours of y and z. I have tried various forms of the countif and sumproduct but can't seem to get any of them to work for me. Here is the graph I am trying to populate:

Date Hours

12a-4a 4a-8a 8a-12p 12p-4p 4p-8p 8p-12a

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12-8-09

12-9-09

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I am trying to count the number of unique entries in a sheet, that also satisfy 2 other conditions.

I've attached an example sheet : Example email report.xlsx

The result I need is: The number of unique values in column E, that also have NULL in column G and NULL in column I.

So, in the example, the result would be 7.

I know I can do this by conditional formatting and filtering, but would prefer a formula, and perhaps also a macro that I could apply as the number of rows in each sheet is up to 20000, and each month's sheet will be a different size.

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In Column A I have the list of strings that I need to search. I want to count the number of occurrences of these strings inside these two text files: Sample1.txt and Sample2.txt. For example I have the string "DOG". I want to search and count the number of times this string appeared in Sample1.txt, and Sample2.txt

See below:

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Nov 2, 2011

I'm trying to write a formula that will count the number of unique occurrences in a column, if a specified value is found in a different column.

So I want to count the number of unique values in the "ID" column if let's say the text "NameA" appears in the "Name" column.

ID Name 12345

NameA

NameB

NameA 12346

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Mar 8, 2012

I have a row that contains a different time (hh:mm) in each column where each column represents a different date which is display in row 3. If there is no time the cell is populated with "N/A"

I want to count how many cells for a specified Month/year are not equal to "N/A". I have been able get each selction criteria to work but when I try merging numeric and non-numeric queries I lose it.

The following formula was able to give me the count of cells "N/A"

=COUNTIF('Master Data'!$UA59:$ALZ59, ">0")

and this gave me a count by Month/Year

=SUMPRODUCT(--(YEAR('Master Data'!$UA3:$ALZ3)=2012),--(MONTH('Master Data'!$UA3:$ALZ3)=1))

When I tried creating one COUNTIF I was unable to get it without an error as I needed the YEAR/MONTH functions.

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I was wondering if there is a way to have the elements of an array counted. I have something like this:

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Apr 4, 2009

array variables:

How can I count the number of elements of a particular dimension of an array variable that have actually been filled with items/values?

For example, the array variable in this procedure has two dimensions. Dimension 1 has three elements, and dimension 2 has 5 elements. I then add values to some, but not all the defined elements of dimensions. How can I count, for each dimension, the number of elements that have values rather than are empty?

Option Base 1

Sub test()

Dim ExampleArray(3, 5)

ExampleArray(1, 1) = 3

ExampleArray(1, 2) = 4

ExampleArray(1, 3) = 2

ExampleArray(1, 4) = 6

ExampleArray(2, 1) = 5

ExampleArray(2, 2) = 9

End Sub

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I have a spreadsheet which consists of Sheet 1 and Sheet 2.

In Sheet 1, Column I there is a list of country names which indicate who visited our website at a certain time. So for example England may be listed multiple times.

In Sheet 2 I have a table showing January through to December in a column and the different country names across the top in one row.

I want the Table in Sheet 2 to count how many times England (for example) occurs in Column I and to indicate that as a numeric value.

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I need a formula that will count the number of pairs of digits in Col H that matches the pairs in Col's E:G....

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Oct 19, 2009

I have a transactional data set with a line for each transaction and I am looking to count the number of documents (each contains multiple transactions) against criteria.....

It looks something like this.....

Column A Column B

Document No Category

11000001 A

11000002 B

11000003 B

11000002 A

11000001 A

Is there anyway to do this without subtotalling for each document and then a count?

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I've set up a trial sample register to monitor progress.

Column A contains date of receipt

Column B contains data of report

Column C contains deadline

Column D contains a formula to indicate whether the deadline was achieved, or force the cell to be blank if no date was entered,

=IF(C2="","",IF(C2>=B2,"Yes","No"))

Columns E to P contain other information.

So far ok.

I want to create a summary by month., giving the number of samples received each month, which I did by extracting the month from column A =month(A2), but i also want the number which met the deadline.

How do I count the number of Yes for each month?

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I have a somewhat large spreadsheet that is imported from an AS/400 database which shows the number of times something is being used. It lists the object in a row for each use. For instance, if the object is being used 4 times, there would be four rows of this object's name as well as a 0, 1, 2, 3 next to the correct row. Where it is being used is listed in the H Column.

I'm just trying to count the number of times each object is used and where it is used and list it out in another worksheet. Like this:

Object 1, 4 uses, Place 1 2 3 and 4.

Can someone point me in the right direction in terms of where to start with this? I don't mind giving it a shot in terms of the coding but I'm somewhat at a loss in terms of the general "how to".

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I have a table of values, each of which can occur multiple times on multiple rows. I need to figure out the maximum number of times a specific value appears in a row. I could do it quite easily with VBA, running countif on each row and tracking the maximum, but I would like to do it with builtin formulae if at all possibl

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Apr 22, 2014

In a datafile I have one column containing a trip 'origin' and a second column contains 'destinations'. I want to count how many times each trip occurs (so the same origin/destination pair). This is doable using COUNTIFS but unfortunately respondents did not provide consequent origins and destinations. I encountered the following formulations

-Alfastraat, Amsterdam

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-Alfastraat 5, 1021AB Amsterdam

-Amsterdam, Alfastraat

Since the format is different among and within respondents functions containing LEFT, RIGHT, MID are not useful (at least, my trials did fail). I found a VBA-script for a FUZZYVLOOKUP which sounded promising. Unfortunately the data is stored on a remote PC without VBA on it.

Is there a way to count the occurrences of trips given the circumstances?

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It is set on as a grid e.g. column A stores all the dates and then employee names are used as column header.

One of the triggers I need to use is where, an employee has been absent 28 consecutive days. When an employee is absent I simply enter 'ABSENT' against there name.

Countif will count the number of time absent appears in the column however I need it to only recognise it if it is only 28 days in a row.

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I would like to look at the last 3 months of data taken from Col A and count how many events occured in that time period.

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I have a list of numbers in column A- for example

4

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3

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The completed table will look like this:

A B

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3 1

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Any formula for the cells in column B? My actual list is about 5,000 lines and so I need a formula that is not slow.

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Jul 23, 2014

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ID Number(B)

No.of Repetitions(C)

1

1234

4 or TRUE

2

2538

1 or FALSE

[Code] ............

In need checking if a particular ID number is repeated more than once in column B. I need to write a formula in each cells of "No.of Repetition" column or Column C to check if respective ID number in column B is repeated more than once and display the count or display a condition true or false.

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I need to count the number of occurrences in cell AA3. I need only to count the occurrences of AA3, that also have the contents of A20 and G2 in them.

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Column 2: Has a drop down box of possible choices of: "Significant", "Other".

What I would like to do is have a formula which will count the number of times you have "Red and Significant", "Red and Other", "Amber and Significant", "Amber and Other", "Green and Significant", "Green and Other" and "N/A and Significant" and "N/A and Other".

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h

v

v

v

h

h

v

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