## Count unique distinct text values in a range in excel

**Array formula in D14:**

Alternative array formula:

**Array formula in D15:**

**Named ranges**

tbl (B5:F11)

What is named ranges?

**How to customize the formula to your excel spreadsheet**

Change the named range.

Download excel example file.

Count unique distinct text values in a range.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

**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

**ISTEXT(**value**)
**Checks whether a value is text, and returns TRUE or FALSE

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

**FREQUENCY**(data_array, bins_array)*
*Calculates how often values occur within a range of values and then returns a vertical array of numbers having one more element than Bins_array

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Wow, what a useful post! This is a great breakdown of how to count unique distinct values. The Excel community on Facebook could benefit from your knowledge and expertise. Check it out at https://www.facebook.com/office

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Andy

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Thank you for your kind words! I´ll definitely check it out.

Oscar, your blogs are definitely one of kind! You have some great tutorials.

Its amazing how you construct those awesome array formulas.... Please post your articles everyday! lol!

No problem Oscar. Keep up the great posts!

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Andy

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Great post! It totally saved my afternoon. I've been working with Excel for a decade and it still amazes me how much I don't know yet.

Nelson,

thank you for commenting!