I’ve got a list right now, and I need to know how many people are on it.
I took a look and I knew there were 19 people, but I realized that there were a lot of names that were repeated. So how do I quickly figure out the total number of people without repetition?
Well, there is a very easy way.
Just type =SUMPRODUCT(1/COUNTIF(A2:A20,A2:A20)) in cell E6, and press Enter key.
What if I want to know not only the number of people but also a list of no duplicate names? That’s easy too.
Just enter =INDEX($A$1:$A$20,MATCH(,COUNTIF(E$1:E1,A$2:A$20),)+1)&”” in cell E2，remember to press Ctrl, Shift and Enter keys together. Then use the. ( The small black square in the lower-right corner of the selection.)
There are a lot of ways to get data that doesn’t duplicate. It’s just that everything we’ve done today has to do with the COUNTIF function. Did you learn?