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Count Number of Unique Records in Excel

Count Number of Unique Records in Excel: 5 Methods (+Download)

A common task in Excel is to find out the number of different entries in a list. For example, you have a list of names and want to know, how many different people are listed as some people might be multiple times on the list. This article introduces 5 different methods of counting the number of unique records in a list, regarding two major differences.

  1. You simply want to know the number of unique records. There is no other condition to be considered.
  2. You want to know the number of different entries under one or more conditions.

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How to Remove Duplicates in Excel

Now we are coming to a very useful but rather unknown function: Remove Duplicates. Let’s say, you got a list of names and some names are twice on the list. With Remove Duplicates, you can delete those duplicated names automatically so that each name appears only one time.