need help speeding up the subtotals in this spreadsheet. i think it takes 8-24 hours ! maybe VBA would do better?
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Wayne Taylor (webtubbs)Commented:
It might, but we're going to need more information. Can you post the workbook?
finnstoneAuthor Commented:
thx. attached
David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
Sum/Average/Count is almost instananeous on my computer
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finnstoneAuthor Commented:
i need SUBTOTAL. ... i am counting the number of instances of each value
Subodh Tiwari (Neeraj)Excel & VBA ExpertCommented:
If you need to count the instances of each value, why not just use pivot table? Pls refer to the attached.

BTW you don't have the proper data set, there are blanks, numbers and the string in the column.

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finnstoneAuthor Commented:
nice! how did you set up this pivot table when creating it?
Subodh Tiwari (Neeraj)Excel & VBA ExpertCommented:
Here are the steps...

1) First insert a new row and place a header in there.

2) Select any cell in column A and go to Insert Tab and click on Pivot Table.

3) Choose the destination for the Pivot Table, by default New Worksheet radio button would be selected, you can go with that also otherwise choose Existing Worksheet, click inside the Location box and choose the destination cell on the sheet and click OK.

4) Now from the Field List which would appear on the right side, click the Header you just created and drag it down into the Rows area and click the same header and drag it down again but this time into the Values area.

That's it.

Hope it helps.
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