Duplicates, can I count the Original but ignore 2nd, 3rd etc
Hi
I had a look but couldn't find the answer.
I am trying to do simple reports and formula Counts, but trying to ignore any duplicates.
Example below, I am only interested in counting the first time a name appears, so the count would equal 5 Names, ignoring where there is a second or third.
Names
Andrew
Dave
Phil
Sarah
Phil
George
Dave
Dave
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easiest way is a helper column
first cell of the helper is:
=if(countif(Names$1:Names1,Names@row)=1,1,0))
Then its just an easy count formula
=count(helper:helper)

There is an extra closing Parenthesis tacked on to the end there...
=IF(COUNTIF(Names$1:Names1, Names@row) = 1, 1, 0)
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