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Count of Each Item in a List See Also:
Count of Items in List COUNTIF ||
Count Only One Occurrence
With the aid of a Pivot Table and Excel VBA we can get a count of each item that appears in a list. Let's say the list currently resides in A1:A100, with A1 being a heading and many items appearing more than once. Copy the code below into any standard Module of the same Workbook that houses the list. If unsure how to do this, read instructions after the code below;
Sub CreateCountOf() Dim strHead As String Dim strSheetName As String Dim strListAddress As String strHead = Selection.Cells(1, 1) strSheetName = "'" & ActiveSheet.Name & "'!" strListAddress = Selection.Address(ReferenceStyle:=xlR1C1) ActiveWorkbook.PivotCaches.Add(SourceType:=xlDatabase, SourceData:= _ strSheetName & strListAddress).CreatePivotTable TableDestination:="", _ TableName:="CountOf" ActiveSheet.PivotTables("CountOf").AddFields RowFields:=strHead With ActiveSheet.PivotTables("CountOf").PivotFields(strHead) .Orientation = xlDataField .Caption = "Count of" & strHead .Function = xlCount End With ActiveWorkbook.ShowPivotTableFieldList = False Application.CommandBars("PivotTable").Visible = False End Sub
To add the code, open the Visual Basic Editor via Tools>Macro>Visual Basic Editor (Alt+F11) then go to Insert>Module and paste in the code above. To run the macro, go to Tools>Macro>Macros (Alt+F8) select the macro name and click "Run".
See Also: Count of Items in List COUNTIF || Count Only One Occurrence
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