How To: Extract unique records with an array formula in Excel

Extract unique records with an array formula in Excel

How to Extract unique records with an array formula in Excel

New to Excel? Looking for a tip? How about a tip so mind-blowingly advanced as to qualify as a magic trick? You're in luck. In this Excel tutorial from ExcelIsFun, the 473rd installment in their series of digital spreadsheet magic tricks, you'll learn how to extract a unique list from a group of individual rows.

Specifically, you'll find instructions on how to do each of the following:

1. Extract a unique list of records with a formula and display the results in a column using the IF, ROWS, INDEX, SMALL, FREQUENCY, MATCH, ROW, SUMPRODUCT and COUNTIF functions.

2. Extract a unique list of numbers only with a formula and display in a column with the extra function ISNUMBER.

3. Extract a unique list of words only with a formula and display in a column with the extra function ISTEXT.

4. Extract a unique list of records with a formula and display in a row (requires the additional function TRANSPOSE to deal with the fact that the FREQUENCY function delivers a vertical array and we need to have it orientated horizontally (in a row).

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