This seems like it should be easy enough to do, but I can’t seem to figure it out or find a tutorial.
I have two columns containing values. I would like the unique column combinations to repeat in another set of columns, and count the instances.
COLUMN A COLUMN B COLUMN C COLUMN D COLUMN E John Apples John Apples 2 John Apples John Bananas 1 John Bananas Sara Apples 1 Sara Apples Sara Kiwi 1 Sara Kiwi Mike Carrots 2 Mike Carrots Mike Kiwi 1 Mike Carrots Apples 2 Mike Kiwi Carrots 1 Apples Kiwi 1 Apples Carrots Kiwi
I was able to transfer the unique values from one column to another using
MATCH, but can’t get it to work with two columns.
This tutorial shows what I am looking for, but I’d like the second set of data to stay in a column, and not transpose into rows. https://www.extendoffice.com/documents/excel/3358-excel-transpose-unique-values.html
Try following this short animated screen capture finishing with the following formula in E2.
=COUNTIFS(A:A, IF(LEN(C2), C2, ""), B:B, D2)
What you describe is called a Pivot Table. Drag Name and Fruit into the rows area and Fruit again into the Values area to have it counted. Pivot tables can have different layouts, i.e. with repeating labels, or in compact format.