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Jan 31, 2009

Need formula to count the number of times a particular character is found in a string I have been experimenting with the likes of

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Mar 3, 2010

I'm trying to formulate something that will count how many times say 5 comes up in a =randbetween(1,20) function. Of course if I do =(IF(A1=5,1,"") it will count it, but once the randbetween recalculates it will reset. Is there any way to do this so it keeps a cumulative count?

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Jun 25, 2009

I'm putting together a database in Excel and there is a particular item that I am having trouble with. I need to count the frequency of occurences in between events over a series of cells.



Needs to be tracked like this:


Basically I need to write it so that when A occurs it counts how many times B occurs immediately after, until the next A. Once that is figured out I should be ok counting double A occurences.

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May 13, 2008

how to count unique Occurneces in Excel?

For example: -

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A 1
A 1
A 1
B 0
C 2
C 2
D -1

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For the month of May - how many 1 May 2007, 2 May so on.

After that - i need to match those dates to the name of the encoder and a another encoded status. It's like - 1 May 2007+john+approved = 1 occurence. I need to count them separately and combined.

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Sep 14, 2009

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Up until now Ive jerry rigged the spread sheet to do it with various filters, if, and countif formulas but Im looking for something that will fit in one cell and lower the overall size of the file.

To make it even more complicated Id like to feed the formula the date range information from another editable cell so that it can basically be queried for whatever dates my boss is concerned about at that second.

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May 11, 2006

I have been struggling for almost 2 days with this problem.

I have a list of data, one column of which is the date displayed in dd/mmm/yy format.
This date will always be entered by users and is variable.

I can't find a way of counting the number of occurences of each month and each day that the date represents.

So, I want to know how many occurences of March, June, May, Septemeber etc are on this list and Mondays, Tuesdays, etc.

I have tried several posssible routes, DCOUNT DCOUNTA COUNT COUNTIF SUM. I've also tried separating the date out into days & months using the MONTH & DAY functions but this didn't work either.

It also apepars (shock horror) that Excel has incorrect date & day values because entering todays date in one cell (11/05/2006) and then using the DAY function to find the day of the week for this date produces WED when it should be THU. (My system date is set as 1 Jan 1900).

I feel that Excel can't separate the months & days away from the date, since the date is stored as a numerical value and not as we humans use dates.
The dates will always be manually entered by users, probably as dd-mm and Excel will automatically add in the year.

How can I count the occurences of each month and days of the week?

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Oct 18, 2009

i have a spreadsheet that contains a column for each day and i need to input the count from another tab for certain data...example as follows:

column A shows types of fruit - apples, bananas or oranges, row 1 contains the date (todays date, weekdays only) - the count of each fruit needs to be entered in rows 2 (apples), 3 (bananas) & 4 (oranges) for each fruit for each date

i copy and paste a daily report into a new tab in this workbook -Raw Data (the data is always in the same format and the info i need is in column J...."555" = apples, "666" = bananas & 777" = oranges)

i have used the below formula which works:

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however the daily report that is pasted into the Raw Data tab only relates to the current day (date is present in this tab in A1) do i get each daily column to only display a count if the date in row 1 matches the date in Raw Data tab A1?

also how do i keep the previous days' data to keep what the count was for that day (instead of counting the current count of the new data only relevent for today)?

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Apr 10, 2009

I need to make a list of items that occur above the string "Room" and the data offset to the bottom and bottom right.

Here is the sample data:
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2, Room, Rh
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3, 200B
4, Room, Rh
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6, 300C
7, Room, Rh
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On another sheet this is what the output should look like:
1 100A 123 11
2 200B 456 24
3 300C 789 56

Here is a copied function that I've been trying to work with. "ROOM_AREAS" is the range in column A. I just can't seem to figure out how the ROW and SMALL functions are supposed to work here.

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Jan 19, 2010

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