Question: How do I count unique distinct values in two ranges combined?

Answer:

unique-distinct-values-in-two-ranges-combined

Formula in D14:

=SUM(1/(COUNTIF(Table1, Table1)+COUNTIF(Table2, Table1)))+SUM(1/(COUNTIF(Table2, Table2)+COUNTIF(Table1, Table2))) + CTRL + SHIFT + ENTER

Formula in D18:

=SUM(IF((COUNTIF(Table1, Table1)+COUNTIF(Table2, Table1))=1, 1, 0))+SUM(IF((COUNTIF(Table2, Table2)+COUNTIF(Table1, Table2))=1, 1, 0)) + CTRL + SHIFT + ENTER

Named ranges
Table1 (A1:D4)
Table2 (A6:D9)
What is named ranges?

How to implement array formula to your workbook
Change named ranges.

Download excel sample file for this tutorial.
count-unique-and-unique-distinct-values-in-two-multicolumn-ranges-combined.xls
(Excel 97-2003 Workbook *.xls)

Functions in this article:

COUNTIF(range,criteria)
Counts the number of cells within a range that meet the given condition

SUM(number1,[number2],)
Adds all the numbers in a range of cells

IF(logical_test;[value_if:true];[value_if_false])
Checks whether a condition is met, and returns one value if TRUE, and another value if FALSE

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