which outputs the 2 distinct values in the data, "purple", and "gray".
This example uses the UNIQUE function. With default settings, UNIQUE will output a list of unique values, i.e. values that appear one or more times in the source data. However, UNIQUE has an optional third argument, called "occurs_once" that, when set to TRUE, will cause UNIQUE to return only values that appear once in the data.
In the example shown, UNIQUE's arguments are configures like this:
array - B5:B16
by_col - FALSE
occurs_once - TRUE
Because occurs_once is set to TRUE, UNIQUE outputs the 2 values in the data that appear just once: "purple", and "gray".
Notice the by_col argument is optional and defaults to FALSE, so it can be omitted:
UNIQUE won't automatically change the source range if data is added or deleted. To give UNIQUE a dynamic range that will automatically resize as needed, you can use an Excel Table, or create a dynamic named range with a formula.
UNIQUE is a new function available in Office 365 only.
This example uses the UNIQUE function, which is fully automatic. When UNIQUE is provided with the range B5:B16, which contains 12 values, it returns the 7 unique values seen in D5:D11. UNIQUE is a dynamic function. If any data in B5:B16 changes, the...
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