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How to count unique values excluding duplicates in Excel?

For example, you have a list of values with duplicates among as the left screenshot shows.

For many count unique values formula, the total count of the unique values based on above data will be 5, because it includes a value of the duplicates. But what if totally excluding the duplicate values in the selected range in Excel? After totally excluding the duplicate values, the count of the unique values based on above data will be 4. In this article, we will show you how to count unique values excluding duplicates in Excel.

Count unique values totally excluding duplicates with formula

Count unique values totally excluding duplicates with Kutools for Excel (without formulas)


Easily count unique values only excluding duplicates in a list

With Kutools for Excel's Select Duplicate & Unique Cells utility, you can easily count total number of unique values excluding duplicate values in a list in Excel. Besides, you can highlight these unique values with filling background color and font color by checking the Fill backcolor or Fill font color box.

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Count unique values totally excluding duplicates with formula


For counting unique values totally excluding duplicates with formula method, please do as follows.

1. Select a blank cell for locating the result.

2. Copy and paste formula =SUM(IF(FREQUENCY(MATCH(A2:A7,A2:A7,0),ROW(A2:A7)-ROW(A2)+1)=1,1)) into the Formula Bar, and then press the Enter key. See screenshot:

Then you will see the result show in the selected cell without any duplicate values.

Note: In the above formula, A2:A7 is the data range which you want to count the unique values. After copying and pasting the formula, you need to replace the cell range with the certain cell range in your worksheet.


Count unique values totally excluding duplicates with Kutools for Excel (without formulas)

This section is going to show you how to easily count and select unique values excluding duplicates without using formulas.

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1. After installing Kutools for Excel, please click Kutools > Select > Select Duplicate & Unique Cells.

2. In the Select Duplicate & Unique Cells dialog box, select the cell range in the Select cells in this range section, choose the Unique values only option in Rule section, and then click the Ok button. See screenshot:

count unique

Note: If you want to highlight these unique cells, please check the Fill backcolor box, and then specify a highlighted color as you need.

3. Then a dialog box will pop up to show you the total number of the unique values only, meanwhile, all these unique values are selected automatically. Click the OK button.

Tip.If you want to have a free trial of this utility, please go to download the software freely first, and then go to apply the operation according above steps.


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