Lookup unique values

2 Ways to Lookup Unique Values in Excel

Crispo Mwangi | 4-Aug-18 | Leave a Comment

Duplicates can be a pain in data analysis leading to the wrong conclusion. This is why knowing how to lookup unique values is very important. This article shows 2 ways to tackle the duplicate data menace and create a dynamic lookup table with unique values. The task is to create a dynamic lookup list of […]


Crispo Mwangi | 29-Jun-17 | 8 Comments

When is the last time you used REPT function in Excel? REPT  is one of excel’s little-known, overlooked and underutilized function, yet very useful. Generally, REPT  returns a specific text string a specified number of times. =REPT(“Text”, Number of times) Here are 7 ways you can start using REPT function. ADD LEADING ZEROS CREATE INLINE […]

Highlight a Sample In a Range or Text that contain certain Values

Crispo Mwangi | 14-Jan-17 | Leave a Comment

Learning how to use conditional formatting in excel can save you a lot of time when you need to visually highlight important information in a worksheet. At basic level, it can be used to highlight duplicates, values within certain threshold, Top or Bottom N items etc.  However, to get the full potential of conditional formatting, you […]


Crispo Mwangi | 30-Jul-16 | 4 Comments

COUNTIF is an excellent function to count only those cells whose  value meets a certain criteria. But as excellent as it is, it becomes a challenge to count Unique or Repeats in a range that contain duplicates. For example, Using below data count; Total number of unique customers Total Non-Repeat Customers Total Repeat customers There are 4 ways of counting […]