How to rank only visible cells in Excel?

In general, all the cells including both filtered values and unfiltered values will be ranked by the Rank function. However, in some cases, you just want to rank only the filtered values which means to rank only visible cells in the sheet as below screenshot shown in Excel.
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Rank only visible/filtered cells in Excel


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To rank only visible cells, you can apply a formula.

Select a cell that you want to place the ranking result, type this formula =SUM(IF(SUBTOTAL(103,OFFSET($A$2:$A$8,ROW($A$2:$A$8)-ROW($A$2),0,1))>0,IF(A2<$A$2:$A$8,1)))+1, press Shift + Ctrl + Enter keys, then drag auto fill handle down to fill this formula to the cells.

In the formula, A2 are the first cell you want to rank, A2:A8 is the range you want to rank.
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Then when you filter data, the visible values will be automatically reranked.
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    Thomas Warren · 1 years ago
    The above Rank only visible cells tip is awesome, Thank you, but CHALLENGE... How do you add excluding zeros to the array formula. I can't seem to get the syntax right to do both Visible and Non-Zero, in one array formula.
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      Salman Ahmad · 6 months ago
      You can use an IF function in a "helper" column to regard it as a very small value e.g. 1E-62 [i.e. enter this function in Column D >> Cell D2 =IF(A2=0,1E-62,A2)]