## Count digits and ignore duplicates in any line

*Article updated on March 13, 2018*

### Question:

I have a question that I can’t seem to find an answer to:

I want to make a full count of digits 0 to 9 while ignoring duplicates in any line

B C D E

5 5 5 5

8 6 7 4

6 2 8 7

7 7 1 6

5 6 6 2

For example, with the digits shown above, my results for the count will be:

0=0; 1=1; 2=2; 3=0; 4=1; 5=5; 6=4; 7=3; 8=2; 9=0

The formula below does not work for the “5” count since it counts all the occurrences:

=COUNTIF($B$1:$E$5,5)

### Answer:

I can´t achieve the desired result for number 5. I calculated any line as "in any row" and "in any column". I guess the desired result for number 5 is a typo.

**Array formula in cell B9:**

=SUM(IF(FREQUENCY(IF(A9=$B$1:$E$5, ROW($B$1:$E$5)-MIN(ROW($B$1:$E$5))+1, ""), ROW($1:$5))>0, 1, 0)) + CTRL + SHIFT + ENTER.

Copy cell B9 and paste down as far as needed.

**Array formula in cell C9:**

=SUM(IF(FREQUENCY(IF(A9=$B$1:$E$5, COLUMN($B$1:$E$5)-MIN(COLUMN($B$1:$E$5))+1, ""), ROW($1:$4))>0, 1, 0)) + CTRL + SHIFT + ENTER.

Copy cell C9 and paste down as far as needed.

### How the formula works in cell B9

*Step 1 - Find digit in array*

=SUM(IF(FREQUENCY(IF(**A9=$B$1:$E$5**, ROW($B$1:$E$5)-MIN(ROW($B$1:$E$5))+1, ""), ROW($1:$5))>0, 1, 0))

A9=$B$1:$E$5

becomes

0={5, 5, 5, 5;8, 6, 7, 4;6, 2, 8, 7;7, 7, 1, 6;5, 6, 6, 2}

becomes

{FALSE, FALSE, FALSE, FALSE;FALSE, FALSE, FALSE, FALSE;FALSE, FALSE, FALSE, FALSE;FALSE, FALSE, FALSE, FALSE;FALSE, FALSE, FALSE, FALSE}

*Step 2 - Convert boolean array to row numbers*

=SUM(IF(FREQUENCY(**IF(A9=$B$1:$E$5, ROW($B$1:$E$5)-MIN(ROW($B$1:$E$5))+1, "")**, ROW($1:$5))>0, 1, 0))

IF(A9=$B$1:$E$5, ROW($B$1:$E$5)-MIN(ROW($B$1:$E$5))+1, "")

becomes

IF({FALSE, FALSE, FALSE, FALSE;FALSE, FALSE, FALSE, FALSE;FALSE, FALSE, FALSE, FALSE;FALSE, FALSE, FALSE, FALSE;FALSE, FALSE, FALSE, FALSE}, {1, 2, 3, 4}, "")

becomes

{"", "", "", "";"", "", "", "";"", "", "", "";"", "", "", "";"", "", "", ""}

*Step 3 - Count row numbers*

=SUM(IF(**FREQUENCY(IF(A9=$B$1:$E$5, ROW($B$1:$E$5)-MIN(ROW($B$1:$E$5))+1, ""), ROW($1:$5))**>0, 1, 0))

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

*.*

FREQUENCY(IF(A9=$B$1:$E$5, ROW($B$1:$E$5)-MIN(ROW($B$1:$E$5))+1, ""), ROW($1:$5))

becomes

FREQUENCY({"", "", "", "";"", "", "", "";"", "", "", "";"", "", "", "";"", "", "", ""}, {1; 2; 3; 4; 5})

becomes

{0; 0; 0; 0; 0}

*Step 4 - Count numbers larger than zero*

=SUM(IF(FREQUENCY(IF(A9=$B$1:$E$5, ROW($B$1:$E$5)-MIN(ROW($B$1:$E$5))+1, ""), ROW($1:$5))>0, 1, 0))

becomes

=SUM(IF({0; 0; 0; 0; 0}>0, 1, 0))

becomes

=SUM({0; 0; 0; 0; 0}) and returns 0 (zero).

### Download excel sample file

count digits in ignoring duplicates in any line.xlsx

(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

**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

*.*

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

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

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

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