How to count unique values in pivot table?
By default, when we create a pivot table based on a range of data which contains some duplicate values, all the records will be counted as the first screenshot shown, but,sometimes, we just want to count the unique values based on one column to get the second screenshot result. In this article, I will talk about how to count the unique values in pivot table.
Advanced Combine Rows（Combine duplicate rows and merge or do some calculations of corresponding values ):
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1. Specify the key column that you want to combine other column based on;
2. Choose the separator or other calculations for your combined data.
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In Excel 2007 or 2010, you need to create a helper column to identify the unique values, please do with the following steps:
1. In a new column besides the data, please enter this formula =IF(SUMPRODUCT(($A$2:$A2=A2)*($B$2:$B2=B2))>1,0,1) into cell C2, see screenshot:
2. Then drag the fill handle over to the range cells that you want to apply this formula, and the unique values will be identified as follows:
3. Now, you can create a pivot table. Select the data range including the helper column, then click Insert > PivotTable > PivotTable, see screenshot:
4. Then in the Create PivotTable dialog, choose a new worksheet or existing worksheet where you want to place the pivot table at, see screenshot:
5. Click OK, then drag the Class field to Row Labels box, and drag the Helper field to Values box, and you will get the following pivot table which just count the unique values.
In Excel 2013 and later version, a Distinct Count function has been added in the pivot table, you can easily apply this feature.
1. Select your data range and click Insert > PivotTable, in the Create PivotTable dialog box, choose a new worksheet or existing worksheet where you want to place the pivot table at, and check Add this data to the Data model check box, see screenshot:
2. Then in the PivotTable Fields pane, drag the Class field to the Row box, and drag the Name field to the Values box, see screenshot:
3. And then click the drop down list from Values, choose Value Field Settings, see screenshot:
4. In the Value Field Settings dialog, click Summarize Value By tab, and then choose to click Distinct Count function, see screenshot:
5. And then click OK, you will get the pivot table which count only the unique values.
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To post as a guest, your comment is unpublished.· 1 months agosorry, this still doesn't provide a solution for me in excel 2010. You're =if(sumproduct() formula doesn't work. It misses the values for the if formula if you use it like you put it and it doesn't count unique values in my excel sheet if I add =if(>1,01;1;0)...
To post as a guest, your comment is unpublished.· 1 months agooh man... you saved me so so so much time !!!
thanks a lot !!!!
To post as a guest, your comment is unpublished.· 11 months agoDistinct count Option not shown in summarize value by - Excel version 2013
To post as a guest, your comment is unpublished.· 9 months agoPlease verify that you have ticked the "Add this data to data model" check in the CreatePivot dialog box :)
To post as a guest, your comment is unpublished.· 9 months agoI faced the same issue and then found the resolution.
Seems that it's available only when you tick the "Add this data to the Data Model" checkbox in the Create PivotTable dialog box.
Please try if that helps
To post as a guest, your comment is unpublished.· 10 months agosame for me! Any suggestion?
To post as a guest, your comment is unpublished.· 1 years agoThese all work but only to an extent. I'm trying to find a solution for the issue with all of these. When I create a helper column and use the formula =IF(SUMPRODUCT(($A$2:$A2=A2)*($B$2:$B2=B2))>1,0,1) I do indeed get the distinct count. But how do you resolve the issue were you need the pivot fields to include one of the lines of data where the formula gives a zero? I also tried using the Data Model and distinct count. This gives the correct count but when you double click the data to drill down you do not get the data specified in the pivot.
To post as a guest, your comment is unpublished.· 1 years agoAmazing! thanks a tons - this worked for me on Excel 2016.