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Comments on Ask MetaFilter post Getting Excel to count the number of repititions in a column?Fri, 15 Aug 2008 17:38:21 -0800Fri, 15 Aug 2008 17:38:21 -0800en-ushttp://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss60Question: Getting Excel to count the number of repititions in a column?
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Excel Filter : I've got a list of <i>a lot</i> of names. All the names are in one column with a different name on each row. The names repeat a varying number of times. How can I get Excel to count how many times each name repeats and then put that number in a column next to the name? <br /><br /> Basically, each row is an entry with a name and a few other various pieces of information. Some names have as many as 8 entries, and some only have 1 or 2. In a column next to each name I need Excel to put how many entries there are for that name (ie, how many times it repeats throughout the database). The COUNTA function does something like this, but I have to do it one name at a time, and I'm working with a spreadsheet that contains thousands of names. How can I get excel to do this automatically?post:ask.metafilter.com,2008:site.99299Fri, 15 Aug 2008 17:32:06 -0800AutarkyexceldatabaseBy: pompomtom
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If I follow you:<br>
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=countif(A:A,A1)<br>
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will tell you the number of instances of whatever's in A1 in column A. Stick that in column B and fill down.comment:ask.metafilter.com,2008:site.99299-1444984Fri, 15 Aug 2008 17:38:21 -0800pompomtomBy: mss
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Take a look at <a href="http://www.asap-utilities.com/asap-utilities-upgrade.php">ASAP Utilities</a>. A free add on to excel that does a lot of these types of things. Specifically under information it has a lot of counting functions.comment:ask.metafilter.com,2008:site.99299-1444994Fri, 15 Aug 2008 17:57:17 -0800mssBy: Autarky
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the COUNTIF function worked. Thanks a ton.comment:ask.metafilter.com,2008:site.99299-1445007Fri, 15 Aug 2008 18:11:14 -0800Autarky