# Return Number Of Item In A Column (Counts)

Jun 10, 2013
I am trying to see if there is a way using count or another option, of using one formula to look in a column and then spit out how many of each item are there:

i.e: lets say it says a, b, c, d etc...

Can a formula go through and say you have 3 of a, 5 of b and so on

I understand the basic of count sum iserror etc, just not sure if excel can do what I am wanting or if i should use access.

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Oct 8, 2009

I have three companies in column A, In Column B I have a date of when an item was sent to them, in Column C I have the amount of days this item has been out with that company. Is there a formula that will count the number of days an item has been out with one of the companies per month, and find an average if more than 1 item has been sent per month. Two items have been sent to company A in Sep 09, one item has been there 10 days the other 20 days, the answer I would be looking for is 15.

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Jul 5, 2014

I need a code that search through a column, counts the numer of times a string occurs and creates on another sheet the unique string and the number of times it occured.

e.g

I have this columns in a worksheet

s/n name company trainer

1 ball Dell Mk

2 doll Msed Kl

3 kol Dlink Mk

4 ball Msed Cl

5 Koll Dell Gl

I need the result to appear on another worksheet like this

Name NumberofTraining

Ball 2

doll 1

Koll 2

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Jan 9, 2009

i need a formula in Cell B2, that will look in raw data and then look for the team in criteria (named range) then return the number of item for each manager....

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Jun 18, 2008

I am using a vlookup and have a problem. I am assigning a category to an item number based on the first two characters of the item number. For example item number 60123 would equal scrap because of the first two characters of 60. But the item number can begin with either a number or letter. Here is the formula I am using that works for item numbers that begin with numbers:

=VLOOKUP(VALUE(LEFT(E2,2)),Sheet3!A:B,2,FALSE)

It works fine until I reach a item number that begins with a letter, then I get the dreaded #Value error. If I take the value out of the formula then it works for the letter based number items but not for the number based item numbers.

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Dec 18, 2012

I am using Vlookup to compare our item number with the suppliers item number but the result is removing the decimal point on some but not all items.I have included a small sample but it concerns almost 10.000 items.

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Jun 17, 2009

I have an array formula which reads:

{=SUM(IF(Female2!$A$2:$A$5000=$A403,IF(Female2!$C$2:$C$5000=C$402,IF(Female2!$1:$1=C$401,1,0))))}

However this formula only counts the number of cells (returns 96 for 96 cells) rather than adding the numbers in those cells to come to a total of 34.

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Jan 8, 2014

How would I count unique dates associated with another specific value on a worksheet?

For instance, Lets say I want to count each day a particular person makes a sale.

Example:

Sales PersonSale IDSales Date

Don 1001/6/2014

Don 1401/7/2014

Don 1601/8/2014

Jack 1011/6/2014

Jack 1021/6/2014

Mike 901/5/2014

Mike 1031/6/2014

So on another worksheet, I'd have:

Sales Person Days with Sale

Don 3

Jack 1

Mike 2

The Formula would go into the "Days with Sale" Column.

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Nov 21, 2012

The formula below was posted recently as a way to extract a numeric substring from somewhere in larger string. When I first saw this formula, how it "came up with the goods" and so I spent some time looking at parts of it to see what they did.

Although I've made some progress, I still don't fully understand it. Heres the formula, and below Ive detailed how far I've got:

=Iferror(lookup(9.99e+307,--mid(a1,min(find({1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,0},a1&1234567890)),row(indirect("1:"&len(a1))))),0)

I hope my findings below are correct:

1. The formula is returning the first substring of contiguous numeric characters from the full string in Cell A1

2. 9.99e + 307 ensures that the search value won't be exceeded by the returned value.

3. The Mid function uses Min(Find( to get the character position of the first numeric in A1 (so MID then has its first 2 parameters). So far so good.

4. Now... I cant work out where MID parameter 3 (the substring length) comes from. I suspect its the row function, but can't see how as this isn't an array formula, and without CTRL+Shift+ Enter, I could only get Row to return 1 in my experiments (giving me only the first substring digit).

How does the formula return the correct number of numeric characters, (apparently) without counting them?

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Aug 30, 2009

=LOOKUP($C1,$A1:$A1,$B1:$B1)

Though i wanted to rid the Na error from it when C is blank

I seen a few ways, And wanted to try the method of using Countif becouse it can be used withen the same cell without using extra cells like another method i seen "=IF(ISNA(A1),0,A1)"

what i know of countif

This function counts the number of items which match criteria set by the user.

=IF(COUNTIF($A1,"")),LOOKUP($C1,$A1:$A1,$B1:$B1),"")

so how the heck can the countif function be used to rid the NA of a lookup. i just cant see a relationship between counting a lookup.

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Jun 18, 2007

In cell BI38 I have a function which counts the number of F's in the range AN38:AY38. I want the cell AM38 to turn blue if the value in BI38 >=3. Is there a simple way to do this?

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Jan 25, 2008

I'm trying to create a work Rota and I'm having a bit of a problem with a certain section. In Worksheet 1 I have the following headings:

Cell A - Name

Cell B - Monday

Cell C - Tuesday

Cell D - Wednesday

etc

Under these headings is each member of staff and the hours they work, IE L (Late), E (Early), SD (Short Day) etc. In the final Column, it counts the number of hours that this person works (Early is 7.5). In Rows 46, there is a section here to work out how many people are working earlys, which is where I have the problem.

The hours are worked out by doing a lookup function on the cell that says E, L etc and goes to a CODES sheet and pulls the value of that letter. What I am wanting to do is lookup that Letter, which and look in the cell next to it and count how many people would be on an early etc.

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Feb 7, 2014

I have the following sample data set and I'm trying to return the appropriate column header based on criteria (i.e. DDD) and a number value which will be somewhere within the range of the table. In example below, the value returned should be Header 2 because the value is greater than those in Header 1 column (range H9 to L26).

Here's data table:

CriteriaHeader 1Header 2Header 3Header 4

ZZZ5.0015.0050.00130.00

ZZ5.0015.0050.00130.00

Z5.0015.0050.00130.00

YYY5.0015.0050.00130.00

YY5.0015.0050.00130.00

Y5.0015.0050.00130.00

DDD5.0015.0050.00130.00

DD5.0015.0025.0075.00

D5.0015.0020.0065.00

RRR5.0015.0015.0045.00

RR2.5010.0010.0030.00

R1.503.0010.0025.00

UUU0.751.505.0020.00

UU0.751.505.0020.00

U0.751.505.0020.00

P0.751.505.0020.00

T0.100.105.0018.00

CriteriaNumberValue

DDD10.00Header 1>>>=INDEX($I$9:$L$9,MATCH(I29,INDEX($I$10:$L$26,MATCH(H29,$H$10:$H$26),)))

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Feb 19, 2009

I'm creating a macro that creates a co-ocurrence matrix from variables that are adjacent to each other.

In order to proceed, I need to know how to return the column number of the first (leftmost) column in a range that the user selects.

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Oct 9, 2008

I want a macro that counts a column that is not empty,.i want it to put in a button.

and also i want to count the data that has empty match ....

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Nov 6, 2013

I have been using this function to count the number of unique text values in a data set:

=SUM(IF(FREQUENCY(MATCH(B2:B10,B2:B10,0),MATCH(B2:B10,B2:B10,0))>0,1))

It works great if I want to count number of unique text values overall. However, I want to count the occurrences of unique text values if they meet specific criteria. (Like a countifs function would if it could count unique text).

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Sep 3, 2008

how to find text from a row in column, where is a lot of text and return row number, of located text?

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Jun 1, 2008

I know the column number (57) and want the formula to return the column name (BE) Auto Merged Post Until 24 Hrs Passes;not using vba that is! or if so , a custom function so macros dont have to be run.

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Feb 7, 2014

I am trying to come up with a way of tracking our new hires and how many go to each solution, within a few orgs. I am given a list by HR and run a series of =countifs to break down the matrix. I have a fixed number of solutions, all to be counted within each of 4 orgs. Ultimately I want to have multiple columns within each of these orgs to represent our various start date cycles.

I am trying to figure out the easiest way to load each of 4 count column to the next empty column, within 4 columns in a new worksheet.

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Nov 20, 2008

Here I would like to get your valued guidance for the usage of "IF" formula. I am having two sheets one is new XL-1 and other is old XL-2. I want to have a item number from the old file corresponding to the same item descprition in the new file. I am attaching the snap shots of two files which is more explanatory than describing in words here.

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Feb 14, 2006

Can column() return a letter instead of a number? I am planning to use it with INDIRECT? Is that possible?

=INDIRECT(row() & column())?

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Sep 4, 2006

How to return column number (not letter)?

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Aug 21, 2007

I have a column with zeros, positive numbers, and negative numbers. I need to find the last (bottom) positive number in the column.

Ex:

Column A has -

$50

$0

-$10

$22

$0

-$14

I want a formula or function in B1 that would return $22. However if I add a new row under the -$14 which contains $37, the formula should then return $37.

I have been googling all night, and I can't make this work.

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Dec 18, 2007

I have a Range variable that points to a particular cell. If I wanted the address, I would do, cellName.Address. This returns, for example, "$F$3". If I wanted to have the column "F" as a number (column F would be the 6th column, so 6), how could I do that without storing some kind of array of letters and number equivilants. It would also have to work past the 26th column when the column addresses switch to, like, "AA", "AB" etc.

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Jun 9, 2008

I have range like (3E:3K) in this range are only 2 different expressions. "Result and " forecast". I wanna look from left to right for the first cell with the string "forecast".

And than I want to work with the column of this cell, only this column.

How do i do that?

Edited

I corrected the coordinates. I want to look in a specific column line (Nr.3) from there the first Cell with "Forecast" and from that String the row number.

They following 4 posts were based on wrong informations by me.

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Jan 15, 2007

I'm using the LOOKUP function to find the largest number and then return the name from a different column, it looks like this:

=LOOKUP(LARGE(round1!$F$2:$F$65,1),round1!$A$2:$A$65)

but all I get is hashN/A?

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Sep 6, 2008

I have the following two rows that I'm looking to return a single column number that maxes two criteria. In the example, 70, 30 would return column 7. I'm not looking to create a dummy row the combines the two. Reason for using MATCH or HLOOKUP is that the two values may not be the values in the given table.

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Jan 2, 2010

I have a got a table ( 10x30) with random numerical values.

How can I return a column number with maximum value?

Values will be changed periodically so the maximum number could be in different column each time

Example:

A-B-C-D-E-F-G

1-2-3-4-5-6-7

2-6-8-18-1-1-8

2-5-6-9-12-1-7

The results will be 4.

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Sep 13, 2007

compare one coloum with another and return a corresponding value in the adjacent cell. For example

I have 4 colums A,B,C,D. In "column A" I enter Products names (Example- Apple, Orange..)and in corresponding Coloumn B, I enter Product Codes (01 for Apple and 02 for Orange etc..) When I enter Apple in coloumn C for 10 rows (C1 thru C10), I need to get Code 01 in Column D in all rows (D1 thru D10)

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Dec 22, 2007

I need to search from a multiple column and return its corresponding outcome . Make it simple,

Price Fruit Vegetable

5 Apple Tomato

12 Banana Carrot

29 Watermelon ginger

what i need is a formula where when i key in either the fruit name OR the Vege name, its price will shown on a cell.

I try with Vlookup..but as I am new and i failed when i try 3 x 3 range.

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