## Filter unique text values in a range using “contain” condition in excel

### Array formula in B12:

copied down as far as needed.

Unique values are values existing only once. Banana and Orange occurs twice and lemon and also Blueberry don´t contain an "a".

### Named ranges

tbl (B3:D5)

What is named ranges?

### How to implement array formula to your workbook

Change the named range and "contain" cell reference ($D$9). If your list starts at, for example, F3. Change $B$11:B11 in the above formulas to F2:$F$2.

### Download excel sample file for this article.

Extract-unique-values-contains-in-a-range-using-array-formula.xls

(Excel 97-2003 Workbook *.xls)

### Functions in this article

**ROW(**reference**)** Returns the rownumber of a reference

**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

**MATCH(**lookup_value;lookup_array; [match_type]

Returns the relative position of an item in an array that matches a specified value

**INDEX(**array,row_num,[column_num]**)**

Returns a value or reference of the cell at the intersection of a particular row and column, in a given range

**MIN(**number1,[number2]**)**

Returns the smallest number in a set of values. Ignores logical values and text

**ISNUMBER(**value)

Checks whether a value is a number and returns TRUE or FALSE

**SEARCH()** Returns the number of the character at which a specific character or text string is first found, reading left to right (not case sensitive)

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