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## I have a column that looks something like (it is VERY long and has over 20 different names): abe abe abe abe ben ben ben cat cat john john john john tex tex I want to create another column (automatically) that lists each of of those once: abe ben cat john tex Any idea of how I can do this automatically?

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Creating A Unique List Of Items In Column A That Have A Corresponding Non-zero Value In Column B, I.e. Excluding All Items Where Sumif ColumnB Would Sum To 0
I know how to use array formulae to create a unique list, i.e.{=INDEX(\$G\$1:\$G\$760,SMALL(IF(ROW(\$G\$1:\$G\$760)=MATCH(\$G\$1:\$G\$760,\$G\$1:\$G\$760,0),ROW(\$G\$1:\$G\$760)),ROW()))}

however this is giving all the unique items from column G and I only want the unique items that have a non-zero value in column H as well. This would be the sumif of all instances that would have to be zero. I've tried to crack it and I've tried to search for solutions but so far no joy.

Create Column Of Data Based On Unique Items
I am trying to seperate singlr column information into seperate column based on the name in the Data 1 column.

Ex.
Data1 Data2 Result 1 Result 2 Result 3
one100one100two200three1
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one500one500two600three4
two200
two450
two600
three165
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I have a list of >50 contract numbers listed in cells A1:A350, with several of the numbers listed more than once. What I would like to do is, on a separate worksheet, list each contract number only once, in column A.

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Populate Combobox List With ONLY Unique Items ()
Populate Adv Filter Criteria from Inputbox with valid data

I've set up a macro to extract 3 different sets of data using Advanced Filter (same data range, different criteria & extract ranges)

There are multiple options (different individual dates) to satisfy the criteria (a date) for each of the 3 extracts and I want the user to select the criteria (a specific date) from the range of unique values in the data range upon which the Advanced Filter criteria is going to be applied. (A bit like the effect provided by Autofilter)

My initial attempt was to capture the criteria date from the user and populate a cell, and then have a vlookup function in another cell check if that crieteria value exists in the specified range. I then ran a loop in the VBA code until the value is valid (ie. exists in the range). However, to streamline this I was hoping to allow the user to see a list of the valid (available) dates when they respond to my Inputbox request for the criteria.

Creating A Macro To Count Unique Items In A List
I need to count the unique for a customer. The areas to be counted are separated by blank lines. At present, I am using sumproduct(1/countif(range1,range1), to count the unique items. This formula works perfectly except that it takes me almost an hour to do this for all the measurements. Is there a macro that can provide me with the same results -- putting the same values where I am presently have the formulas (the cells that before the blank lines)?

Create Unique List From Matrix & List Frequency Of Each Occurrence
I've searched the forum and believe this thread to be the closest to what im looking for, but its doesnt completely apply: matrix to list conversion. I have an attachment to support my questions (see attached). I have a matrix of words (strings) that contain repeating and non-repeating contents. The matrix also has spaces which are of no value. Essentially, the VBA needs to ' analyze' this matrix and create a consolidated frequency list (as shown in the file).

The matrices are HUGE and therefore some of the clumsy VBA i am using is turning out to be a bit inefficient. The file also contains formulas and such that I cannot use AutoFilter nor can I use Insert or Delete rows...so the VBA shouldnt use those either.

Parsing A Row Of Multiple Items From A List Of Matching Unique
I have two worksheets: A and B.

Worksheet A:Contains 2 columns: Issue# (Col. A) and Program (Col. B).

Issue# contains a list of multiple issues. There are several instances in which the issue# is repeated.

Any particular Issue# field may have several issues in it, delimited by a comma.

Program is a program associated with the issue and this column also contains duplicates.
Worksheet B:Contains 1 column: Issue# (Col. A)

This is a unique list of issues#'s.

All Im looking to do is parse all Issue#'s from Worksheet B and have some way of knowing if that issue# is anywhere in Worksheet A. Most importantly, I need the "indicator" to be displayed on Worksheet A. This way I can see what program(s) is/are associated with the matching issues.

A couple other notes:All Issue#'s in Worksheet B are referenced at least once in the Worksheet A Issue# list

There are several issues in Worksheet A which are not referenced in the issue list on worksheet B (of which I dont care about)

I really hope that makes sense, but if not...

Here's the best example I could come up with: ....

Create A Drop Down List With The Items In Column A
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Create A Drop Down List And Use Lookup To Get Corresponding Items
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Create Unique List From List With Duplicates
I have a list of data which looks like this

Column B

Name
---------
Jones, Bob
Jones, Bob
Jones, Bob
Smith, Mike
Smith, Mike
Smith, Mike
Calai, Dave
Calai, Dave
Calai, Dave
Etc...

What I want to do is take the entire list and create a distinct list that I can use in a named range then use a validation list to have a drop down within a different tab.

Create Unique List
I have a list of references and I need to pull from a database. The database contains more than one row with my reference, so I try doing something like this:

Sub ()
Range("B11").Select

Do Until IsEmpty(ActiveCell())
If ActiveCell = _
"7501" Or _
"7507" Or _
"7508" Or _
"7509" Or _
"7618" Then

But it does not work, besides I need to add more references. Could some one know a better way to do this?

Create List Of Unique Values
In column A I have values starting at row 4, ranging up to row 1004.

in coulumn Q (starting at row 3) I'd like a list of unique entries from column A

I know this line is my problem

If Range("A" & I) Range("Q4:Q30") Then
but i'm not sure how to compare against all values in a range

Sub FilterSymbol()
Dim I As Integer
Dim X As Integer
X = Range("O2")
I = 4

Do
If Range("A" & I) Range("Q4:Q30") Then
Range("Q" & I) = Range("A" & I)
I = I + 1
Else: I = I + 1
End If
Loop Until I >= X
End Sub

Create Unique List From 2 Lists
I have a number of text columns, side by side in a worksheet, containing names. I wish to combine these columns into one new column, removing any duplicates, to create a single list of names. Is there a simple way to do this?

Create Unlimited Unique Validation List
Any way in ms excel to create unlimited unique validation list. i am working on a small data where one colums data(Validation list) changes on the selection of previous column data filed. i am using indirect function with defined name range. but ms-excel is not accepting new names now and still i have 75 datagrops left to define and validate.

is there any formula or vba code to fix this problem.

Create Unique List In Shortest Time..
I have a list of project numbers that is over 7000 rows long [example attached].
Many numbers are repeated. This list comes out of a financial reporting system.
I need to extract a list of unique numbers in numerical order. I have two solutions working, one with SUMPRODUCT formulas and one with MACRO. Here's the MACRO solution. But it takes about 20 seconds to execute. I am just looking to cut down on execution time. I am using this macro a few times on different lists in the same program. Is there a better [faster] way to do this?

Create Unique List From Column With Duplicates
I want to end up with a list of unique items (nothing repeated) from a variable length list starting in cell B5. That unique list is then placed in cell D3.

I am using the code below (found on Ozgrid) which almost works. But it seems to be dependent on what’s in column A (which I wish to ignore) for it to work.

How can I modify the code so that the results are based on column B only?

Dim Rng As Range
Dim fRng As Range
Dim lRow As Long
Dim Dest As Range

lRow = Range("B" & Rows.Count).End(xlUp).Row
Set Rng = Range("A5:B" & lRow)
Set Dest = [D3]

With Rng
. AutoFilter Field:=1, Criteria1:="1*"
Set fRng = .Offset(1, 1).Resize(.Rows.Count - 1, 1).SpecialCells(xlCellTypeVisible)
With fRng

End With
End With

Create Unique List From Column With A Condition
I have a test sheet thus :

+ABCDEFG
1Bob11234
2Sally2
3Ann3
4Emily4
5Lexi3
6Bill2
7Josh1
8Jacob2
9Mary3
10Gary4
11

In D2:D11, I want a non-duplicate list of all the "1" names, i.e., Bob and Josh. In E2:E11, a list of all the "2" names (Sally, Bill & Jacob), and so on. Sorted would be nice, but not necessary. When new names and their numbers are added to A1:B200, they need to automatically show up in D2:G:201 as appropriate. I've looked over VLOOKUP, INDEX, MATCH, etc., but all seem to simply return the first and not every match. Maybe I'm just missing it.

Is this possible without VBA? Not that I have any objection to it, but delving into and learning it is a little outside the available time I have now. If it takes VBA I'll address it when I can free up some time.

AdvancedFilter Macro To Create Unique List
In Excel I recorded a macro by carrying out some operations and then copied the code into VBA code window to the click event of a button expecting the code would operate well but in vain. What is wrong with my operations? By cliking command button placed on a userform I want to copy the date of one column to another and the data thus copied into another column should contain only unique value.

Importing Values From Sheets To Create Unique List
I need to be able to pull information from 5 columns on 5 different pages, and pull all of the unique names out of it. From there, I need to create a list of all of these names. More often than not, this could only be three names, but I still would like this to be automatic because eventually it could be 50 or 60, and manually editing this list would get tedious. Lastly, is it possible to have a list create cells? For example: I have information on row 4, this one will start on row 6. My next group of information starts on row 14. That leaves 7 rows for information. I don't want to leave a large gap at the top of the page, so I'd like to be able to create cells if the list I'm trying to create has more information on it. Seems plausible in my mind, but I'm still new to excel.

Create Unique List & Summarize All Associated Values
I have a list of sales events that ran at various venues, together with how many people attended and how much revenue was brought in by sales. This data is arranged by week. One venue will never have more than one event per week, but different venues may have sales events on the same week.

My table looks like:

In reality this list could be thousands of rows long.

“Event week” is the calendar week of the event. “Weeks open” shows for each event how many weeks that venue has been open (may or may not be useful!).

What I need to do is to be able to pick a number of weeks (preferably changeable by entering into a cell) and have a list produced of each venue that has run for at least that many weeks, and the sum of people and sales in those first X weeks. My idea of output, if the user input “2” as the number of weeks would therefore look something like:

Note that
1)only venues that have run at least 2 meetings are shown in the output
2)even if venue has run over 2 meetings, only people and sales figures from the first 2 are summed up and displayed.

In this case. Later on I need to produce a frequency chart/histogram grouping the results into categories, but I know how to do this as long as I can get to the step before – but wanted to mention it in case there are shortcuts.

Have been battling with this with pivots, database functions, array formulae etc. for a long time.

Attached is the spreadsheet with sample data. The red table is the part I am stuck on. The solution has to work in Excel 2003.

Create Unique List Each Time Worksheet Is Activated
I am getting a run time error 1004 during a copy-paste of a named range. I've read other posts and the help file and know it's related to defining an object, but I'm not clear on exactly what hasn't been defined.

Private Sub Worksheet_Activate()

Dim lCell As Range
Set lCell = Worksheets("Sheet1").Range("C65536").End(xlUp).Offset(1, 0) ' find first blank cell in the column

With Worksheets("Sheet1").Range("AllDates") 'filter duplicate dates
"E7"), Unique:=True
End With

Worksheets("Sheet1").Range("Dates_Filtered").Copy Destination:=Worksheets("Sheet1").Range("lCell") ' fails on this line
Range("Dates_Filtered").Clear

End Sub

Create Unique List & AutoFilter 2 Tables By Same Value
I have a table and say I would like to create a unique list from column2 and store the list in a spearate sheet. Give this unique list a name.

Use this unique list in a FOR EACH loop and apply autofilter to two tables on two different sheets.
(one table is from which the unique list was created and other in a different sheet)

Create A List Of Unique Names From A List Of Multiple Names
I have a database output file where one of the columns contains managers names, often more than once. I want to apply an autofilter on manager name and then copy the result to another sheet or sheets. My criteria for the autofilter is a variable pointing to a list of names that at present I maintain by hand; a for-each-next loop then cycles through the names.

What I would like to do, before running the autofilter code, is to create the list of names via code. This would then automatically pickup names that are missing.

The code I have so far is below:

Public Sub find_managers()
Dim managers1 As Range
Dim names1 As Range
Dim n1 As Variant
Dim n2 As Variant

In my mind it should check the names in the unique list against the imported list and add any missing names.

Formula To List Duplicate Items
I have a long list of work items that is referenced by a unique 7 digit number. I need to create a formula to identify the specific work items that is being duplicated in the list and generate that number. Example is as follows

Work Item#

1234567
1234568
1234567
1234569
1234568

Based on the above list, I need to create a formula that generates all work items that is being duplicated.In the example above, the formula should generate the following work items:

1234567
1234568

Filter With Formula: FILTER A Range And Display The Unique Items, One Below The Other, WITHOUT Blank Cells
How can I FILTER a range and display the unique items, one below the other, WITHOUT blank cells - with only a FORMULA. What I came up with is shown in the attached WB. I would like to present the countries like in C11:C15.

Count Unique Items
Counting unique items in column (numbers)

Copy Unique Items
How to make it copy over A, B, and C not just A and B? I tried adjusting some of the ranges, but I get a Run time Error 104. Also, what is the (Rows.Count, 3) doing?

Sub CopyUnique()
Dim LR&, LR2&
Application.ScreenUpdating = False
With Sheets("AY")
.Range("A1:B1").EntireColumn.Insert
LR& = .Cells(Rows.Count, 3).End(xlUp).Row
.Range("C1:D" & LR&).AdvancedFilter Action:=xlFilterCopy, CopyToRange:=Range("A1:B" & LR&), Unique:=True
LR2& = .Cells(Rows.Count, 1).End(xlUp).Row
.Range("A1:B" & LR2&).Copy Sheets("ORG").Range("A1")
Sheets("ORG").Columns("B:B").Columns.AutoFit
.Columns("A:B").Delete Shift:=xlToLeft
Application.CutCopyMode = False
End With
Application.ScreenUpdating = True
End Sub

I have a code which works perfectly and adds the dates from Column A to UserForm1 ComboBox2.
In column B, I have textdata - UserForm1 ComboBox5.

I'd like to transform the code to add only the dates which correspond (cascading) to 1.1 textdata in ComboBox5 (Column B) and 1.2 dates in ComboBox2 (Column A).

Code: ...

Count Unique Items In A Column
Looking for a formula that will give me a count of unique entries (i.e. duplicate entries to not be counted.)

basically a formula that says look in D4:D4001 and count only one of each entry....do not count the duplicate entries.

Count Condition Unique Items
Can someone please help me with formulas to calculate the # of Unique Customers, #of Items, and Amount for Q1, Q2, Q3 and Q4 for the year in A2 (which contains a drop-down list).

Please see attached sample workbook. (I can’t figure out how to combine the formulas for count unique items with a specific quarter.)

Subtotal Non-Unique Items By Employee
I have a list of sales associates by items by manufacturer. I need to count how many manufacturers are represented by each associate. It might look something like this:

Smith, John Brand A Beer 12 oz Beer Industries, Inc.
Smith, John Brand A Beer 8 oz Beer Industries, Inc.
Smith, John Brand B Vodka 700ml Vodka Industries
Jacobs, Sally Brand C Wine 1989 Wine Makers Co
Jacobs, Sally Brand C Wine 1979 Wine Makers, Inc.
Jacobs, Sally Brand D Wine 1908 Old Wine Makers, Ltd.
Jacobs, Sally Brand E Beer Six Pack Fun Beer Co.

So the totals would be:

Smith, John Total # of Manufacturers: 2
Jacobs, Sally Total # of Manufacturers: 3

So the formula ignores the duplication in employee names and manufacturer names.

Is this possible? I'm thinking something like =sumproduct((Range=AssociateName)*(sum(1/countif(ManufacturerRange, ManufacturerRange)))

Retrieve Unique Items With 2 Criteria
I've been using the following formula from the xldynamic website detailing
sumproduct usage as a base for retrieving uniqe instances in a data series.
I've been trying to modify the formula to allow me to utilize one additional
criteria.

Original formula:
=SUMPRODUCT((A1:A20<>"")/COUNTIF(A1:A20,A1:A20&""))

Here is my formula:
=SUMPRODUCT(((\$O\$7:\$O\$2710<>"")*(\$M\$7:\$M\$2710="1986"))/COUNTIF(\$O\$7:\$O\$2710,\$O\$7:\$O\$2710&""))

I'm trying to say how many unique instances are there for column O, where
column m = "1986?"

Count Unique Items In Autofilter
I have a Excel sheet and I have put Autofilter for a particular category I choose I need to count number of items in another column(autofilter) , for eg... there are two columns Category , Items When i choose a particular Category I need to count number of Items in the autofilter for that particular category?

Counting Unique Number Of Items
I want to paste a list of customers into a sheet and then have a formula that counts the number of customers. So, even if a customer appears 10 times it would only count it once and and continues down the column and counts the next company name and so on. Then it gives me a total of the number of different companies in that column.

Count Unique Items In Filtered Range
As the subjects states I need to count the unique entries in a filtered range.

Counting Number Of Unique Items In Column
I am trying to count the number of unique items in a single column (~5,000 rows of data). For example, I may have the following data

a1 = apples
a2 = pears
a3 = oranges
a4 = apples
a5 = apples
a6 = apples
a7 = pears

in this case number of uniques items is 3

Right now I am using a Pivot Table to figure out the number of unique items but I am sure there is an easier way to do this.

Counting Unique Items(values Or Text)
I want to count unique items in a list with an array formula, like the items is in 3 columns A,B,C are from row 2 to 101. Now i use an array to filter out some rows in the columns of B,C & then count unique items in Column A.

so,
column A has "30 diffrent names repeated from A2 to A101"
column B has numbers 0 to 100
column c has value either 0 or 1

now i use an formula TO filter out rows in column B & c
formula =count(IF((B2:B101>0)*(C2:C101<>1),1))) using ctrl+shift+enter

now what should i suffix or prefix to this formula to count unique values in column A.

Count Unique Items With Multiple Criteria
A B C D
1 Yes Red Green
2 Yes Blue Black
1 No Blue Black
2 No Blue Green
2 Yes Red Black

I am interested in finding the number of unique entries under column A where column B = Yes; Column C = Red OR Column D = Black (answer is 2)

Populate Combo Box With Unique Items
I have a combo box (from the Control Toolbox toolbar). I like this to be populated with the contents of column A. however, in column A there can be duplicates. I obviously don't wan't any duplicates in the combobox.

Add Unique Items To ComboBox Control
I have a database of data that looks like this

Centre Name Training Type Expert 1 Expert 2 Expert 3 Expert 4
MyCentre MyTraining Me
MyCentre MyTraining Me
MyCentre MyTraining Me
MyCentre OtherTraining Me
NewCentre NewTraining NewPerson

I am trying to create a user form (in VBA) with a combo box that has each centre name appear only once (despite the fact that in the database each occurs multiple times). When a specific centre is selected, this brings up all the different training types associated with that centre in a separate list box. When that training type is selected, it should bring up all of the experts in that training type (for the specific centre). I should mention that the range is static (though the data is always contiguous) as the database is updated on a going forward basis.

Counting Items Unique To A Day/customer Combination
I need to identify the number of occasions on which a product type is bought by a customer in isolation from other product types. I have attached a sample to illustrate. The actual data is more complex and is actually medical data concerning issue of oral or IV drugs. There are many thousands of records.

To clarify, in the example, there was only one occasion when Bread was bought on its own by a particular customer on a particular day. The way the data is presented, 'Bread' could be listed before 'Milk' or, as with 'Steve' on the 2/4, it could be in the middle of a series of 'Milk' purchases. I can sort by date/name/type, but I cant work out a formula to resolve the count.

Adding Unique Items To ComboBox From Another File/Workbook
I need to add about ~200 items to Combo From Other Excel File (with no duplcates).
How to make it.

Private Sub UserForm_Activate()
With cboComp
End With
End Sub

Unique List Would Grab All Unique Entries
I have a data table that repeats as follows:

CITI
SCB
SCB
SCB
SCB
SCB
SCB
SCB
RBC
RBC
RBC
RBC

From the data above I need to make a new unqie list that would grab all unique entries.
CITI
SCB
RBC

I am trying to use the following guide:

http://blogs.techrepublic.com.com/howdoi/?p=111

Get stuck on "Listing A:

# Of Unique Dates Per Unique List Entry
Each product is represented by a serial number (column A).
The can be sorted on column A from smallest to largest prior to calculating results if that helps.

The repair list contains 1 entry per spare part used, so the same serial number may occur several times.

Furthermore, a product may have been repaired on several instances - so the serial numbers can span several dates (column B).

The solution i am looking for should return the number of unique repair dates per serial number. That way i can see, how many times each product has been repaired. Results can be displayed in an individual column.

Sample list:
Serial........Repair date
207742052008-09-04
207755082008-12-17
207755212008-12-31
207755212009-01-22
207755212009-01-22
207755212009-01-22
207755212009-02-13
207755212009-07-24
207755362009-05-20................................

Setting Up A Validation Of Data Listbox To Provide The Unique Items Within A Range
I am trying to insert a listbox by the way of data validation and would
like
to only have unique data displayed in it. I was wondering if anybody
has done this before or if it is possible. I would like it to remove
any and all records that are blank.

This is what I have got so far.................

VBA Function UniqueItems(ArrayIn, Optional Count As Variant) As Variant
' Accepts an array or range as input
' If Count = True or is missing, the function returns the number
' of unique elements
' If Count = False, the function returns a variant array of unique
' elements

Next i

' If not in list, add the item to unique list
NumUnique = NumUnique + 1
ReDim Preserve Unique(NumUnique)
Unique(NumUnique) = Element
End If

Next Element

' Assign a value to the function
If Count Then UniqueItems = NumUnique Else UniqueItems = Unique
End Function

Then I input an array with a few duplicate Item and us the function to
determine the list. So far I found that it worked for the following
function:
{=TRANSPOSE(UniqueItems(A4:A27))}
but this only gives me the number of unique items in the array. The
problem is when I try to use the following function:
{=TRANSPOSE(UniqueItems(A3:A26,FALSE))}
This now only returns a zero and if I fill down they all are zero.

I would like to get a list of unique items from this formula. Example
list would be:
{Array = Lorem, Lorem, foo, bar, bar} {Formula_returns = Lorem, foo,
bar}
I haven't a clue how to display this in a regular excel cell box so I
thought that using a validation list box would inherently work.

Create Function To Balance Items That Are Subordinate
I am trying to enhance our estimating spreadsheet. If you look at the example attached it is a snippet of the spreadsheet. What I am trying to do is make column AJ (balanced bid unit) include subordinate items. The way a sub item will be defined is column B (bid item) if column B = S, then its balanced bid unit need to be reflected in the column AJ. I would also any item titled as Y in column B (bid item) to include all listings as S (until next item as Y) in the column AJ totals.

This also creates a problem of when I add another macro, the menu on the CommandBar doesn't update with the addition?

I have attached the .xla file for you to look at and see where I'm going wrong.

VBA Macros & Creating An Add-in For Them

Macro To Paste Unique Entries Of A List Into Another List
I have a dynamic list of names from B2:B500. I want to write a macro that finds all the unique entries from that list and pastes it to AD3:AD501 everytime the macro is run. What would be the code for this procedure.

How To Create A Unique Code
Using a formula,

How can i get excel to create a custom unique number using the first three (or two) characters from another field and then adding four unique numbers to the characters.

basically heres the info

Field H2 contains the characters "ACS" so i would want another field to create a unique code to include something like "ACS1234" and to continue to the next row would be the first three characters of field H3 then 1235.