## How to count unique distinct occurrences for each date

*Article updated on January 11, 2018*

**Question:** How to count unique distinct values on the same date?

**Answer:**

**Array formula in D3:**

Copy cell and paste it down as far as needed.

**Named ranges**

Date (B3:B11)

Item (C3:C11)

What is named ranges?

**What is unique distinct values?
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Unique distinct values are all values but duplicates are merged into one value.

### Download excel sample file

Count unique occurence from each date.xls

(Excel 97-2003 Workbook *.xls)

### Functions in this article:

**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

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

**COUNTIF(**range,criteria**)**

Counts the number of cells within a range that meet the given condition

**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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How would I modify this formula to then allow me to filter another row of data?

For example, if there was a yes / no entry in column e, that would then further pair down the entries from 3 to between 3-0. Is it possible to do this with this formula? The formula works great for counting the unique occurrencies based on two columns, but I would like to add a third column requirement that I can move around to then filter information as needed.

Thanks,

Dave

David,

Formula in cell D3:

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Is there a way to subtotal the unique distinct values on each date with counting each date only once?