In statistic when calculating the total values for a range of numbers, we often count duplicate values only once. Normally, if only apply SUM function to calculate total values, it will cover all values including all duplicate values. So, we need to update the formula to make it meet our requirement. This free tutorial will show you the formula to sum values with duplicate values only once in the selected range.
See screenshot below. We want to sum all values but for the duplicate values, we only count once.
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1. Calculate Total Values with Counting Duplicate Values Only Once using Formula
Step1: In B7, enter the formula:
In this formula, A2:B6 is the range selected for calculating.
Step2: Click Enter to get result. Verify that the sum value is calculated properly. Duplicate values like 100, 60 are only count once.
2. Calculate Total Values with Counting Duplicate Values Only Once using User Defined Function
You can create a User-Defined Function (UDF) in VBA to calculate the total values of a range while counting duplicate values only once. Here are the steps of how to do it:
Step1: press ALT + F11 to open the VBA editor in your workbook.
Step2: In the editor, go to Insert > Module to create a new module.
Step3: In the module, paste the following code. Save the module and go back to your Excel workbook.
Function SumUnique_ExcelHow(ByVal rng As Range) As Double Dim dict As Object Set dict = CreateObject("Scripting.Dictionary") Dim cell As Range For Each cell In rng If Not dict.exists(cell.Value) Then dict.Add cell.Value, 1 End If Next cell Dim key As Variant For Each key In dict.keys SumUnique_ExcelHow = SumUnique_ExcelHow + key Next key End Function
Step4: In any blank cell, enter the formula:
Where A2:B6 is the range of values you want to calculate the total for.Note: The User Defined Function loops through each cell in the range and adds its value to the dictionary object only if it doesn’t already exist as a key. Finally, the User Defined Function loops through the dictionary keys and adds up the total value, which is returned as the function result.
3. Video: Calculate Total Values with Counting Duplicate Values Only Once
This video will show you how to calculate total values with counting duplicate values only once using either the SUMPRODUCT function or a user-defined function with VBA code.
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