Inspired from a comment in this article Unique values from multiple columns using array formulas I have now created this article. From a range spanning multiple rows and columns I extract a unique distinct list sorted from A-Z.
Array formula in B8:
Copy cell B8 and paste it down as far as necessary.
What is named ranges?
How to implement array formula to your workbook
Change the named range. If your list starts at, for example, F3. Change $B$7:B7 in the above formulas to F2:$F$2.
Download excel sample file for this tutorial.
(Excel 97-2003 Workbook *.xls)
Functions in this article:
Counts the number of cells within a range that meet the given condition
Adds all the numbers in a range of cells
Checks whether a condition is met, and returns one value if TRUE, and another value if FALSE
Returns the relative position of an item in an array that matches a specified value
Returns a value or reference of the cell at the intersection of a particular row and column, in a given range
SMALL(array,k) Returns the k-th smallest row number in this data set.
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