# Most Frequently Occurring Text - When There Is More Than One Most Frequent

Aug 16, 2012

I am using a formula that finds the most frequently occuring text from a range of cells that have the text 'Ra' 'Ma', 'Mo' or 'Mi' in them (each cell has a drop down list with these text items only). I am currently using this formula to find which of the four text items appears most frequently in the range:

=INDEX(D6:D15,MATCH(MAX(INDEX(COUNTIF(D6:D15,D6:D15),0)),INDEX(COUNTIF(D6:D15,D6:D15),0),0))

This formula works fine in a case where there is more of one text item than any other, but when there are two items with the same number of entries, this formula comes back with the item that fulfils the criteria first - i.e. if 'Ra' appears 5 times and 'Mo' appears 5 times, then either could come back, depending on which appears first in the range.

The text items rate in importance with 'Ra' being the most important, then 'Ma', then 'Mo', then 'Mi' is the least important. What I am trying to do is, in cases where more that one text item appears the same number of times, get the formula to display the one that is the most important. So for example 'Ra' will always appear over 'Mo' if both have 5 entries, but 'Mo' will appear over 'Mi' if 'Mo' and 'Mi' both have the most entries.

## Frequently Occurring Numbers?

Dec 28, 2013

Formula to identify the top 10 most frequently occurring numbers in column A.

## Find And Highlight Most Frequently Occurring Number

Feb 5, 2012

I have 12,000 rows on my excel spread sheet of data and my average volume for all those days are 17,661,398.6
I noticed that the so called average did not show up not even once in all of the 12,000 rows. Thus I conclude that the average is not normal ? How to find & highlight the most frequently occurring number, the usual, and or the normal numbers?

## Find Most Frequently Occurring Or Repetitive Value In Range

May 9, 2008

I have a few columns referencing Crash numbers. The majority of each column is a null value, with about 10-20% of it actually containing the number of a Crash. I want to run one MODE each on a column to see what the most common Crash is.

The following
=MODE(Table_X[Crash Alpha])

Results in a #N/A Value Not Available error. What do I need to change to make it work on the column with some nulls and some numbers (no strings)?

As a secondary question, if I wanted to apply a date filter (the columns are part of a table, including a Date column) like the below:

If(Table_X[DateTime]>F9,If(Table_X[DateTime]<F9+1, etc.)

(F9 being the location where my filter Date is)

Where would I apply that to the Mode? Should I just change it to an If statement, with the Mode positioned like so?

=If(Table_X[DateTime]>F9,If(Table_X[DateTime]<F9+1, MODE(Table_X[Crash Alpha]))

## Macro To Display Top 5 Most Frequently Occurring Part Numbers

Mar 17, 2014

I'd like to create a macro to display the top 5 most frequently occurring repairs on sheet 3 of my workbook. I'd like the macro to analyse all the sheets in my workbook except for the first 3 and then output the results on the 3rd sheet from T50 onward. I have attached a template as an example of how all the sheets in the workbook look (excluding the first 3).

All the sheets have the same layout as the "Survey Template" worksheet.The repairs are located under the Log Book Review of Historical Structural Repair in the Survey Template worksheet and all the repairs are picked through a drop down list that is based on a table of repairs listed in the Parts and Prices sheet within the workbook. I have assigned random serial numbers to the repairs (if that makes it any easier to code instead of locating exact string matches).

ExampleSurveyTemplate.xlsx‎

## Sort Most Frequent Text In Column?

Dec 16, 2013

I have a list of names in 1 column and I would like to be able to find out what name is most frequent and I'd also like to know how many times that name appears in that column.

Here is an example of what I'm looking for:

NAME
Most Frequent
No. of times they appear

[Code].....

## Returning Most Occurring Text In A Range

Jun 6, 2014

Store 1
Store 2
Store 3
Store 4
Top Selling
Second
Third
Fourth

[code]....

I am trying to find two formulas:

Formula 1: Formula 1 will be entered into rows 6:9 (in this example). I need it to return the highest selling product (by store) in order form highest selling to lowest selling. I have a makeshift formula already but it cannot report in order (only the highest selling) and it cannot get past the one return index( limitation. When it finds two high sellers it prioritizes the ranking based on how well that product has sold across the other stores. Product 1 sold 13 times across all stores. Product 2 sold 9 times across all stores. So if product 1 & 2 tie for Store 3 (as shown in the example) Product 1 would be chosen based on its sales across the row.

Formula 2 : Same as formula 1 but with Stores (in column 6-9). It reports the highest selling store and treats ties the same way as formula 1.

## 2nd Mode - 2nd Most Frequent Number

Dec 31, 2007

In this old thread (which the software did not let me continue) Yogi mentions 2nd mode and third mode etc.

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In the above thread, Yogi has a nice formula for finding the "other mode", when the other mode is a tie. I am wondering - is there a simple formula
to find the 2nd (or 3rd) most frequent number. For example the (AFAIK non-existent) formula or function would act like this:

1
1
1
3
3
2

"modelarge(range,2)" should return 3

## How Do I Extract Top 3 Most Frequent In A List

Jul 17, 2008

I have a column of names of people who have logged calls within a period. Some of these names obviously pop up more than once and I am wanting to report on those top 3 people who have logged calls in that period.

In short, I want the top 3 most frequent in a list.

## Finding The Most Frequent Number

Dec 10, 2008

I have an excel file which contains 59058 numbers ranging from 1 to 70 arranged in a matrix so they are from A1 to Q3474.

I need to find the most frequent number, the second most frequent, third most frequent and so on to the ninth most frequent number.

I am aware of the MODE function, but that function has 2 problems, it can only handle 255 numbers, and it only shows the most frequent number, and I'm also interested in the second most frequent number and so forth.

## Finding Most Frequent Value (horizontal)

Nov 10, 2009

I have some data that looks like this:

Columns c through H

#N/A030016030037030037030037030016030037

I want to find the most frequently occuring value. These are not always numbers, so I can't use mode. Also, some of the columns may contain errors.

My normal formula for extracting the most frequent value would be:

=INDEX(C2:H2,MATCH(MAX(COUNTIF(C2:H2,C2:H2)),COUNTIF(C2:H2,C2:H2),0))

But this doesn't work for a horizontal list because match looks for the rownum.

I've tried using offset to get it to work, but either that doesn't work, or I don't know how to do it properly.

## Find Most Frequent Value Within A Range Using VBA

Apr 15, 2006

I have a need to look within a variable number of rows (but only a single column) and find the most common value(s) within that range.

If there is only one most common value, I return that value. If there's more than one most common value, I need to concatenate the values (if they are text) or average the values (if they are numeric).

## Show Least Frequent Value In A Range

Nov 24, 2007

how to find the least frequent Numeric value in a range - while the range is in ONE ROW or ONE COLUMN.

I am looking for a formula to find the least frequent Numeric value in a TWO DIMENSIONAL TABLE (A1:D50).

Is there a way to stick the option "Instant email notification" so it will not change unless I'll change it!

## Return Most Frequent Bin Of Numbers

Apr 6, 2008

In a row i have : A1= 450B1=560C1=500D1=510E1=445F1=430G1= 420. Those values represent several weights of a product prepared in this case 7 times, now that i want to decide what is the most relative weight to use on my list, i need a formula to tell me what is the most frequent bin scored given a difference of 50 grs maximum. The formula should return the following answer : 400-450 which means that the most frequent weight bin is between 400 and 450 grs , now the 50 should be variable so if i change it somehow in the formula to 100 it should return 400-500 which means that the most frequent weight bin falls between 400 and 500 grs. Any smart frequency formula can do that?

## Most Frequent Function That Would Return The Contents

Dec 18, 2007

Is there a function that would return the contents of the most frequent.

i.e. in the example below with the function in cell C2 it would return Red (this been the most frequent entry in the cells A2:A10....

## Count Most Frequently Occuring

Dec 2, 2006

I have a list of numbers in an Excel range. Most of the numbers are the same but some are not. I need a function that will go through the list and return the value which occurs most frequently. (Not the number of occurences but the actual value). I need to do this in VBA.

## Determining When Event Occurs Most Frequently?

Dec 3, 2013

I have a list of data that is the day of the month(1-31) that an event has occurred. (sample data in attachment) I want to find some way to find when the "hottest" time of the month is when the events are occuring.

how to get the end result. I think for myself a chart of some sort would be good to see visually, or some kind of statistical breakdown.

My only requirement is that the list is always being added to, so the end result needs to be updating with the complete list.

Im not an expert in excel, so the more details on how to do this the better. Even better would be creating it in the attachment, and uploading your version so I can see exactly how you did it.

I am going to be taking this idea and apply it in the same way for day of week (1-7) and time of day.

## Formula: Return Most Frequently Occuring Value

Nov 21, 2006

I am given a database of 292 cells and i am asked to calculate the mode. How can i do it?

## Count Most Frequently Occuring Word

Dec 25, 2006

I know the mode function finds the most frequently occuring number but is there a way to find the most frequently occuring word/text?

## Capture & Store Frequently Changing Values

Dec 9, 2006

I am useing Excel 2003 and OPC server client for excel, and i am monitoring 6 values, that are changeing each second. I was trying to make a function to collect this information, so i could form a statistic table, but unfortunally with no success.

I can watch how the values are changeing their numbers, but i cant sotre the values in the rows below. Does anyone know how can i do this

## Bar Chart Conditional Formatting - Values Changing Frequently

Jan 8, 2014

I have a horizontal bar chart in which some of the bars represent positive values and others represent negative values.

How to format the bars so the "positive" bars are shaded in one colour and "negative" bars in another colour? I'd prefer not to change the bar colour manually as the values change frequently.

## Macro Or Formula To Find The 2 Most Frequently Occuring Numbers

Mar 21, 2009

I need to know from the combinations below which are the 2 numbers that appeared the most. Example....

## Retrieve Next Occurring Value?

Jan 19, 2009

I'm using Excel 2007 and s/s is 325501 rows deep. It consists of a series of approx 30000 ranges between 4 and 30 rows deep.

What I need to do is locate the next appearance of a name and copy its accompanying value to the present occurrence. Doing this manully is not feasible, given the large size of the s/s and I would like to acquire code.

The names are in column B and the values to be retrieved are in the adjoing cell in column C.

The code should only act when there is a number in column S and retrieved values should be placed in column V.

So if XXX appears in B2 and B345 and C345 contains 932, I need 932 to appear in V2.

## Return Most Occurring Name From A List

Jul 17, 2009

Which formula do i use to return a name to me, that is the most occurring from a list?

I tried =mode(range) but i dont think it was the right one.

## Find Column Name Of Most Occurring Value?

Jun 22, 2014

So basically I have 9 columns. I want to count the amount of times "D" is used in the rows below them and then find the column name of whatever column one has the most.

## Count Non-zero Items Occurring Between 2 Known Dates

Feb 12, 2014

For each of my staff I need to count if they worked 15 or more days in the 30 days preceding a statutory holiday. (As a follow on problem... If they have worked 15+ shifts then I'll need to calculate the sum of their hours over the 30 days / 30).

I tried the functions below but they didn't work. (the Name1 column records the number of hours worked that day's shift) The actual count in my test case is 5.

=COUNTIFS([stat],"=STAT",[Date],"<[@Date]",[Date],">=[@Date]-30",[Name1],">0") result: "0"
=COUNTIFS([@stat],"=STAT",[Date],"<[@Date]",[Date],">=[@Date]-30",[Name1],">0") result: #VALUE!
=IF([@stat]="STAT",COUNTIFS([Date],"<[@Date]",[Date],">=[@Date]-30",[Name1],">0"),"NO") result: "0"

## IF Function For Last Occurring Unique Cases?

Mar 26, 2014

I have an excel file that lists individuals who came into the clinic on a given day. I am interested in figuring out the amount of unique individuals in a given month/overall. As this is a working datasheet, I would like a formula that would automatically update this information for me. Here is an example of the file that I am working with: unique case example.xlsx

Specifically, I want an IF function that could place an 'x' in column E depending on if the name in column C is a unique instance. But if the name appears several times in the list, I would also like this function to place an 'x' in column E next to the last occurring unique instance. For example, the name 'Hanna D' occurs 3 times in the spreadsheet I have attached, but I want the 'x' to be next to the most recent incident, when she was screened, as opposed to when she was not contacted (missed/doc forgot).

I am not sure if you can even define a unique case in the IF function, let alone the last occurring unique case.

I am not interested in conditional formatting (highlighting duplicate cases and then placing an 'x' next to the most recent highlighted case) because my spreadsheet has 300+ individuals and it is very time consuming to manually move the 'x' when the same individual appears at a later time.

## Stop #REF! Occurring When Changing Spreadsheet

Jun 3, 2008

Is it possible to stop the #REF! error appearing in my formulae when I make a change to my spreadsheet? I have some complicated spreadsheets that take a lot of re-building whenever I need to make changes because of the #REF! error. I tried turning off automatic calculation and that seems to work, until you calculate, then the errors appear. I find myself copying formulae into a text file and then re-pasting back into the spreadsheet after making the changes - there's gotta be a better way! (Using Excel 2003).

## Computing The Date Of The Next Occurring Specific Weekday?

Feb 18, 2014

My spreadsheet opens. Cell A1 determines what today is, formatted as "weekday, day month year" (e.g., "Tuesday, 18 February 2014").

I have another cell in which I typically enter the date for the coming Friday. Instead of updating this field once each week, I'd like to calculate the date for the next coming Friday based off the value in cell A1 (to be concise, if "today" happens to be a Friday, then it would calculate the date of next Friday). (Continuing the example above, the coming Friday would be computed as 2/21/2014. If I open the spreadsheet on 2/21, it would calculate 2/28.)

What formula or step(s) to follow to render this value automatically?

## Conditional Formatting With Month And 'Dates Occurring'

Dec 9, 2009

I'm trying to keep track of training dates for employees.

I have my spreadsheet conditionally formatted to highlight dates according to months, based on if the training date is due: next month, this month, last month, or 2 months ago; all different colors.

I used "Format only cells that contain" and then used "Dates occurring." The spreadsheet worked perfectly until this month; evidently it doesn't recognize Jan of 2010 being "Next Month," so those cells aren't highlighted. Current formatting is custom, mmm-yy. I tried different date formats but it didn't change anything.

Is there a better way to do this?