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Posted on 2011-02-14
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I have a table consisting of

Name | Company | Tel
Mr A | Giant Corp | 1234
etc...

I would like some vb to count the amount of unique values in the company column.
Starting from row 2 to whatever the last row with data is.

Kind regards,
Antonio
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by:gtgloner
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Have a look at this file:
Book1.xls
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by:jppinto
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Why do you need to do it with a macro?! Can't you do it with a formula? You could use SUMPRODUCT() or SUMIFS():

http://excel-user.blogspot.com/2011/02/sumif-and-sumifs-functions.html
http://excel-user.blogspot.com/2009/10/sumproduct-sum-values-based-on.html

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...one little glitch in the previous file, use this instead:
Book1.xls
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by:patrickab
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cbsbutler,

I hope gtloner doesn't mind but I've used his file (attached) to show another way of doing it using a Collection.

Patrick
Sub uv()
Dim rng As Range
Dim celle As Range
Dim coll As New Collection

With Sheets("Sheet1")
    Set rng = Range(.Cells(2, "B"), .Cells(.Rows.Count, "B").End(xlUp))
End With

For Each celle In rng
    On Error Resume Next
    coll.Add celle, celle
Next celle

MsgBox "Number of unique entries in the Company column = " & coll.Count

End Sub

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Copy-of-Book1-4-02.xls
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by:gtgloner
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Don't worry Patrick, I'm not holding any patents here  : - )
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by:patrickab
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gtgloner,

Thanks for that generous response.

Patrick
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This question has been classified as abandoned and is being closed as part of the Cleanup Program. See my comment at the end of the question for more details.
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