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Easily find the most common/frequently used value (word or number) in a list in Excel

Supposing you got a feedback, and you need to know the answer which appears most frequently among the responds. Normally, you can use formula or VBA code to achieve it. For saving your working hours, Kutools for Excel’s Find most common value feature can help you quickly find the most common value in a list with only several clicks.

Find the most common value with several clicks only

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Find the most common value with several clicks only

As the below screenshot shown, let's see how to apply the Find most common value feature to find the most common value in the Feedback column.

1. Select a blank cell (says cell E2) for placing the result, then click Kutools > Formula Helper > Formula Helper.

2. In the Formulas Helper dialog box, please do as follows:

  • In the Choose a formula box, find and select Find most common value;
    Tips: You can check the Filter box, enter certain word into the text box to filter the formula quickly.
  • In the Range box, click the shot find most common value 1 button to select the list where you want to find the most common value;
  • Click OK.

Then you can see the most common value of the specified list is populated in cell E2.


1. This feature is only applied to one column, and it will display an error value if there are blank cells in the list.

2. It only displays the first most common value if there are multiple matching results.

3. If you like this Formula Helper, you can click the Share icon in the Formulas Helper dialog to share it with your friend via email or share to social medias such as Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin and Weibo.

Demo: Find the most common/frequently used value (word or number) in a list

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