How to rank duplicate without skipping numbers in Excel?
In general, when we rank a list with duplicates, some numbers will be skipped as below screenshot 1 shown, but in some cases, we just want to rank with unique numbers or rank duplicate with same number without skipping the numbers as screenshot 2 shown. Do you have any tricks on solving this task in Excel?
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If you want to rank all data with unique numbers, select a blank cell next to the data, C2, type this formula =RANK(A2,$A$2:$A$14,1)+COUNTIF($A$2:A2,A2)-1, and drag auto fill handle down to apply this formula to the cells. See screenshot:
If you want to rank duplicates with same numbers, you can apply this formula =SUM(IF(A2>$A$2:$A$14,1/COUNTIF($A$2:$A$14,$A$2:$A$14)))+1 in the next cell of the data, press Shift + Ctrl + Enter keys together, and drag auto fill handle down. See screenshot:
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- To post as a guest, your comment is unpublished.· 10 months agoThis is showing the rank in ascending order. Can I get it to show in descending order?
- To post as a guest, your comment is unpublished.· 1 years agoThis formula will allow ties and not skip in ranks when scoring see cell F35 for the example
- To post as a guest, your comment is unpublished.· 1 years ago=RANK(A2,$A$2:$A$14,1)+COUNTIF($A2:A$3,A2)-1 This formula has a problem:
If the 3 first records are the same number the formula will generate a duplicate ranking for the Record #1 and Record #3 .
Example: 10 , 10, 10, 21, 4, 9 the ranking generated will be 3, 2, 3, 1, 6, 5 Ranking # is generated twice
- To post as a guest, your comment is unpublished.· 1 years agoDear Miguel, thanks for your pointing out mistake, I have updated the tutorial, you can try this formula =RANK(A2,$A$2:$A$14,1)+COUNTIF($A$2:A2,A2)-1
- To post as a guest, your comment is unpublished.· 1 years agoIt's a very nice example, but you inverted the ranking in the end... in the original rank (19) was the highest value and had a rank of 1. In your pair of formulas it made (10), which is actually the lowest number in the set rank 1.
How do you adjust the formula so (19) stays with a rank of 1?
- To post as a guest, your comment is unpublished.· 1 years agoHello, Joe Dirt, I do not get your problem clearly, could you give me more details?
- To post as a guest, your comment is unpublished.· 1 years agoThank You.
- To post as a guest, your comment is unpublished.· 2 years agoThe formula works if have to rank up to 100. From 100 skips to 102.
- To post as a guest, your comment is unpublished.· 2 years agoThank you for the formula. How do you keep it staying at zero when you don't type anything yet.
- To post as a guest, your comment is unpublished.· 2 years agoDo you mean keep blank cells display zero in general or when you count numbers?
- To post as a guest, your comment is unpublished.· 2 years agoThank you very much for sharing how to rank using consecutive numbers! It was just what I was looking for. Very counter-intuitive for sure, and I've written a few formulas that make your head hurt. This one made MY head hurt! :)