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I have a spreadsheet that has dates i woul like ot have the dates  and number of times it occurs displayed
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num-of-times.xlsb
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by:Flyster
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Put this in G6 and copy down:

=COUNTIF(A:A,F6)

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by:Wayne Taylor (webtubbs)
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In cell G6, use this formula...

    =COUNTIF(A3:A29, F6)

...where A3:A29 contains your list of dates and F6 contains the date to count.

If you want to automatically generate a table containing the individual dates with the count for each, use a Pivot Table....

1) Select cells A2:A29 (enter a heading in cell A2)
2) Insert a Pivot Table from the Insert tab of the Ribbon
3) Specify where you would like the table placed then click OK
4) From the Pivot Table field list, right click the heading you entered in cell A2 and select "Add to Row Labels"
5) Right click again and select "Add to Values".

By default it will display the count of each date in your table, as per the attached workbook.
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by:Svgmassive
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flyster that is not what i am looking for..i need the date and count not just the count.

thanks
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Use the Array Formula FREQUENCY()

See the attached file for your example.
FREQUENCY.xlsb
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by:Glenn Ray
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PivotTables!

Add a label in A2 ("Dates"), then insert a PivotTable on this same sheet in cell F5.  Make the Dates both the Row Labels and the Values (make sure it's the Count of Dates and not Sum of Dates).

Example file attached.

Regards,
-Glenn
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Flyster earned 250 total points
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Here's an array formula with an IF statement to handle blank cells which will auto populate when a new date is entered.
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by:dm_osborn
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@Glenn Ray:   FACEPALM!   Of Course! Pivot tables!

@SvgMassive:  What Glenn Ray Said . . . .
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by:Rory Archibald
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and Wayne before him... :)
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by:Glenn Ray
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^True Dat. +Wayne.
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