In this article, you will learn how to use the COUNTUNIQUE formula in Google Sheets.
This formula allows you to count the number of cells with any duplicates excluded. If there are some duplicates of a particular value in a data set, you apply this formula, and the number of the specific values is counted as one.
The generic syntax is as follows:
Value1: This argument should be a cell, range, or array.
Value2: If you need to select other ranges, you can add as value2, value3, ….
The following picture how the formula works. As you can see, while the total number of cells is eight in the chosen range, the function returns five. Why does this happen? - (i) The COUNTUNIQUE formula counts the redundant items (ones highlighted) only once for each item; and (ii) it doesn’t count the number of emply cells.
As explained above, it does not count the number of entirely blank cells. If you need to calculate the number of empty cells, you should use the COUNTBLANK formula.
If you don’t get the right answer to your question in this article or you have other questions related to mathematics or statistics, you may find the answers in the following articles.
Go to the following articles if you want to learn basic formulas in Google Sheets.
Navigate to the pages below if you need to learn how to sum, count, or average numbers with a condition or multiple conditions.
How to Use SUMIF Function in Google Sheets - sum up the numbers that meet a criterion
SUMIFS Function in Google Sheets: Explained - sum up the numbers that meet multiple criteria
How to Use COUNTIF Function in Google Sheets - count the number of cells that meet a requirement
How to Use COUNTIFS function in Google Sheets - count the number of cells that meet multiple requirements
AVERAGEIF Function in Google Sheets: Explained - average the figures that meet a standard
AVERAGEIFS Function in Google Sheets: Explained - average the figures that meet multiple standards
Visit the following post if you are interested in learning how to count the number of specific cells.
COUNT Function in Google Sheets: Explained - count the number of cells containing numeric values (except for blank ones)
COUNTA Function in Google Sheets: Explained - count the number of cells incorporating all types of values containing text and date, except for blank ones
COUNTBLANK Function in Google Sheets: Explained - count the number of blank cells
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