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# Count Number of Instances In A Column In Excel

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My question is the following. I am working on an excel worksheet in Excel 2013. It is a collection of contact information, name, address, etc. The address includes the State field in a column (Arizona, California, New York, etc.) I can filter the data and determine the number of records that are in California. This is a time consuming process if I need to go through all 50 states. Wondering if their is a quicker way to perform this thru Excel without any extensive programming?

My question is the following. I am working on an excel worksheet in Excel 2013. It is a collection of contact information, name, address, etc. The address includes the State field in a column (Arizona, California, New York, etc.) I can filter the data and determine the number of records that are in California. This is a time consuming process if I need to go through all 50 states. Wondering if their is a quicker way to perform this thru Excel without any extensive programming?

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You can add a column with "=countif(StateColumn, StateColumnCell)" and dragging it down. Of course you cannot sum that column ;-).

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Thanks Professorjimjam. That worked well. I do not ask many questions. One last follow up - if not too much trouble. How do the points get assigned? I saw that the 500 points was stated for this question. Is that a large amount, a small amount? Is their a link on Experts Exchange that will answer my basic questions on how the point system works and the protocols? Thanks again...