Excel - Find occurences of same value in a column

April 2018


I need some help. I would like to find out how many occurrences of the same number occur in a column with in excel.
Example: 1111155555555666666666666 (vertical column, although not depicted here


I have merged multiple columns into a single column totalling 5000. I have sorted them numerically but there are just too many to manually count to get the info i need.

Is there a formula I can enter that will count the like number instances that occur in the column?


Is 1111155555555666666666666 in one cells or
is it a1 1 a2 1 a3 1 etc A6 5 a7 5 and go on

if the numbers are different cells in a column and if the total no,.of rows is 5000
try this formula


note 1 should be within quotes..

In the whole string or number in one cell then use this (supposing the cell is E1)


This will give number 1s in that cell.


Thanks to venkat1926 for this tip on the forum.
Published by aakai1056. Latest update on October 20, 2016 at 10:14 AM by owilson.
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