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#1
December 12th 09, 12:53 PM posted to microsoft.public.excel.worksheet.functions
 JP Ronse external usenet poster Posts: 174
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Hi All,

I would like to count a sort of diversity per person and per month.

Sample data:

Customer Engineer Date
A JP 01/11/2009
A Bill 01/11/2009
A Bill 01/11/2009
A JP 01/11/2009
B JP 01/11/2009
A JP 01/12/2009
B Bill 01/12/2009
C Bill 01/12/2009
D Bill 01/12/2009
E Bill 01/12/2009

In November, JP has served customers A & B, Bill only for A. The result for
JP is 2 while for Bill, it is 1.

In December: JP=1, Bill = 4.

With {=COUNTDIFF((A2:A11)&(B2:B11))} I am already able to calculate over the
whole range the differing combinations, but how to include the criteria
person and month? Any help will be very appreciated.

With kind regards,

JP

#2
December 12th 09, 01:06 PM posted to microsoft.public.excel.worksheet.functions
 David Biddulph[_2_] external usenet poster Posts: 8,651
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Which version of Excel has this COUNTDIFF function, or is it a 3rd part
--
David Biddulph

"JP Ronse" > wrote in message
...
> Hi All,
>
> I would like to count a sort of diversity per person and per month.
>
> Sample data:
>
> Customer Engineer Date
> A JP 01/11/2009
> A Bill 01/11/2009
> A Bill 01/11/2009
> A JP 01/11/2009
> B JP 01/11/2009
> A JP 01/12/2009
> B Bill 01/12/2009
> C Bill 01/12/2009
> D Bill 01/12/2009
> E Bill 01/12/2009
>
>
> In November, JP has served customers A & B, Bill only for A. The result
> for JP is 2 while for Bill, it is 1.
>
> In December: JP=1, Bill = 4.
>
> With {=COUNTDIFF((A2:A11)&(B2:B11))} I am already able to calculate over
> the whole range the differing combinations, but how to include the
> criteria person and month? Any help will be very appreciated.
>
> With kind regards,
>
> JP
>

#3
December 12th 09, 01:11 PM posted to microsoft.public.excel.worksheet.functions
 Bernd P external usenet poster Posts: 806
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Hello JP,

If you do not want to use a Pivot Table select a sufficiently long
range with two columns and array-enter
=Pstat("count",TEXT(C1:C999,"YYYYMM")="200912",B1: B999,A1:A999)

Pstat you can find he
http://sulprobil.com/html/pstat.html

Regards,
Bernd
#4
December 12th 09, 01:23 PM posted to microsoft.public.excel.worksheet.functions
 JP Ronse external usenet poster Posts: 174
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Hi David,

You are right, it is included in MoreFunc for Excel (Morefunc is a freeware
library of 67 new worksheet functions for Excel, created and developped by
Laurent Longre).

So, I better do not use this function if I want to share the workbook with
the colleagues. Good remark.

With kind regards,

JP

"David Biddulph" <groups [at] biddulph.org.uk> wrote in message
...
> Which version of Excel has this COUNTDIFF function, or is it a 3rd part
> --
> David Biddulph
>
> "JP Ronse" > wrote in message
> ...
>> Hi All,
>>
>> I would like to count a sort of diversity per person and per month.
>>
>> Sample data:
>>
>> Customer Engineer Date
>> A JP 01/11/2009
>> A Bill 01/11/2009
>> A Bill 01/11/2009
>> A JP 01/11/2009
>> B JP 01/11/2009
>> A JP 01/12/2009
>> B Bill 01/12/2009
>> C Bill 01/12/2009
>> D Bill 01/12/2009
>> E Bill 01/12/2009
>>
>>
>> In November, JP has served customers A & B, Bill only for A. The result
>> for JP is 2 while for Bill, it is 1.
>>
>> In December: JP=1, Bill = 4.
>>
>> With {=COUNTDIFF((A2:A11)&(B2:B11))} I am already able to calculate over
>> the whole range the differing combinations, but how to include the
>> criteria person and month? Any help will be very appreciated.
>>
>> With kind regards,
>>
>> JP
>>

>
>

#5
December 12th 09, 01:27 PM posted to microsoft.public.excel.worksheet.functions
 JP Ronse external usenet poster Posts: 174
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Hi Bernd,

A pivot table is not an option in this project as the figures are for the
management only, the employees are allowed to consult their own figures but
not the ones of their colleagues.

I know that you have written a lot of very useful functions but as most of
the colleagues are Excel dummies, I prefer to work it out with the standard
Excel functions, if possible.

With kind regards,

JP

"Bernd P" > wrote in message
...
> Hello JP,
>
> If you do not want to use a Pivot Table select a sufficiently long
> range with two columns and array-enter
> =Pstat("count",TEXT(C1:C999,"YYYYMM")="200912",B1: B999,A1:A999)
>
> Pstat you can find he
> http://sulprobil.com/html/pstat.html
>
> Regards,
> Bernd

#6
December 12th 09, 05:27 PM posted to microsoft.public.excel.worksheet.functions
 T. Valko external usenet poster Posts: 15,768
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You can embed the Morefunc add-in into the file if you're using a version of
Excel prior to Excel 2007. I'm not sure about doing it with Excel 2007. That
way, if you distribute the file the recipients don't need to have the add-in
installed on their machine.

Morefunc is one of the better add-ins available so don't let Bernd try to
convince you otherwise.

>I prefer to work it out with the standard
>Excel functions, if possible

Try this array formula** ...

Data in the range A2:C11

In the formula:

Cust (customer) refers to Sheet1!\$A\$2:\$A\$11
Eng (engineer) refers to Sheet1!\$B\$2:\$B\$11
Dates refers to Sheet1!\$C\$2:\$C\$11

I'm assuming the dates are all within the same year so we're only going to
test the dates for the month.

E2:E3 are the 1st of the month dates 1/11/2009, 1/12/2009
F1:G1 = JP, Bill

Enter this array formula in F2:

=SUM(IF(FREQUENCY(IF(Eng=F\$1,IF(MONTH(Dates)=MONTH (\$E2),MATCH(Cust,Cust,0))),ROW(Cust)-MIN(ROW(Cust))+1),1))

** array formulas need to be entered using the key combination of
CTRL,SHIFT,ENTER (not just ENTER). Hold down both the CTRL key and the SHIFT
key then hit ENTER.

Copy across to G2 then down to F3:G3

Assumes there are no empty cells in the Customer range otherwise you could
get errors.

--
Biff
Microsoft Excel MVP

"JP Ronse" > wrote in message
...
> Hi Bernd,
>
> A pivot table is not an option in this project as the figures are for the
> management only, the employees are allowed to consult their own figures
> but not the ones of their colleagues.
>
> I know that you have written a lot of very useful functions but as most of
> the colleagues are Excel dummies, I prefer to work it out with the
> standard Excel functions, if possible.
>
> With kind regards,
>
> JP
>
>
>
> "Bernd P" > wrote in message
> ...
>> Hello JP,
>>
>> If you do not want to use a Pivot Table select a sufficiently long
>> range with two columns and array-enter
>> =Pstat("count",TEXT(C1:C999,"YYYYMM")="200912",B1: B999,A1:A999)
>>
>> Pstat you can find he
>> http://sulprobil.com/html/pstat.html
>>
>> Regards,
>> Bernd

>
>

#7
December 13th 09, 10:48 AM posted to microsoft.public.excel.worksheet.functions
 JP Ronse external usenet poster Posts: 174
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Hi,

Your function calculates exactly what I need. Many thanks for your

With kind regards,

JP

"T. Valko" > wrote in message
...
> You can embed the Morefunc add-in into the file if you're using a version
> of Excel prior to Excel 2007. I'm not sure about doing it with Excel 2007.
> That way, if you distribute the file the recipients don't need to have the
> add-in installed on their machine.
>
> Morefunc is one of the better add-ins available so don't let Bernd try to
> convince you otherwise.
>
>>I prefer to work it out with the standard
>>Excel functions, if possible

>
> Try this array formula** ...
>
> Data in the range A2:C11
>
> In the formula:
>
> Cust (customer) refers to Sheet1!\$A\$2:\$A\$11
> Eng (engineer) refers to Sheet1!\$B\$2:\$B\$11
> Dates refers to Sheet1!\$C\$2:\$C\$11
>
> I'm assuming the dates are all within the same year so we're only going to
> test the dates for the month.
>
> E2:E3 are the 1st of the month dates 1/11/2009, 1/12/2009
> F1:G1 = JP, Bill
>
> Enter this array formula in F2:
>
> =SUM(IF(FREQUENCY(IF(Eng=F\$1,IF(MONTH(Dates)=MONTH (\$E2),MATCH(Cust,Cust,0))),ROW(Cust)-MIN(ROW(Cust))+1),1))
>
> ** array formulas need to be entered using the key combination of
> CTRL,SHIFT,ENTER (not just ENTER). Hold down both the CTRL key and the
> SHIFT key then hit ENTER.
>
> Copy across to G2 then down to F3:G3
>
> Assumes there are no empty cells in the Customer range otherwise you could
> get errors.
>
> --
> Biff
> Microsoft Excel MVP
>
>
> "JP Ronse" > wrote in message
> ...
>> Hi Bernd,
>>
>> A pivot table is not an option in this project as the figures are for the
>> management only, the employees are allowed to consult their own figures
>> but not the ones of their colleagues.
>>
>> I know that you have written a lot of very useful functions but as most
>> of the colleagues are Excel dummies, I prefer to work it out with the
>> standard Excel functions, if possible.
>>
>> With kind regards,
>>
>> JP
>>
>>
>>
>> "Bernd P" > wrote in message
>> ...
>>> Hello JP,
>>>
>>> If you do not want to use a Pivot Table select a sufficiently long
>>> range with two columns and array-enter
>>> =Pstat("count",TEXT(C1:C999,"YYYYMM")="200912",B1: B999,A1:A999)
>>>
>>> Pstat you can find he
>>> http://sulprobil.com/html/pstat.html
>>>
>>> Regards,
>>> Bernd

>>
>>

>
>

#8
December 13th 09, 05:06 PM posted to microsoft.public.excel.worksheet.functions
 T. Valko external usenet poster Posts: 15,768
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You're welcome. Thanks for the feedback!

--
Biff
Microsoft Excel MVP

"JP Ronse" > wrote in message
...
> Hi,
>
> Your function calculates exactly what I need. Many thanks for your
>
> With kind regards,
>
> JP
>
> "T. Valko" > wrote in message
> ...
>> You can embed the Morefunc add-in into the file if you're using a version
>> of Excel prior to Excel 2007. I'm not sure about doing it with Excel
>> 2007. That way, if you distribute the file the recipients don't need to
>> have the add-in installed on their machine.
>>
>> Morefunc is one of the better add-ins available so don't let Bernd try to
>> convince you otherwise.
>>
>>>I prefer to work it out with the standard
>>>Excel functions, if possible

>>
>> Try this array formula** ...
>>
>> Data in the range A2:C11
>>
>> In the formula:
>>
>> Cust (customer) refers to Sheet1!\$A\$2:\$A\$11
>> Eng (engineer) refers to Sheet1!\$B\$2:\$B\$11
>> Dates refers to Sheet1!\$C\$2:\$C\$11
>>
>> I'm assuming the dates are all within the same year so we're only going
>> to test the dates for the month.
>>
>> E2:E3 are the 1st of the month dates 1/11/2009, 1/12/2009
>> F1:G1 = JP, Bill
>>
>> Enter this array formula in F2:
>>
>> =SUM(IF(FREQUENCY(IF(Eng=F\$1,IF(MONTH(Dates)=MONTH (\$E2),MATCH(Cust,Cust,0))),ROW(Cust)-MIN(ROW(Cust))+1),1))
>>
>> ** array formulas need to be entered using the key combination of
>> CTRL,SHIFT,ENTER (not just ENTER). Hold down both the CTRL key and the
>> SHIFT key then hit ENTER.
>>
>> Copy across to G2 then down to F3:G3
>>
>> Assumes there are no empty cells in the Customer range otherwise you
>> could get errors.
>>
>> --
>> Biff
>> Microsoft Excel MVP
>>
>>
>> "JP Ronse" > wrote in message
>> ...
>>> Hi Bernd,
>>>
>>> A pivot table is not an option in this project as the figures are for
>>> the management only, the employees are allowed to consult their own
>>> figures but not the ones of their colleagues.
>>>
>>> I know that you have written a lot of very useful functions but as most
>>> of the colleagues are Excel dummies, I prefer to work it out with the
>>> standard Excel functions, if possible.
>>>
>>> With kind regards,
>>>
>>> JP
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> "Bernd P" > wrote in message
>>> ...
>>>> Hello JP,
>>>>
>>>> If you do not want to use a Pivot Table select a sufficiently long
>>>> range with two columns and array-enter
>>>> =Pstat("count",TEXT(C1:C999,"YYYYMM")="200912",B1: B999,A1:A999)
>>>>
>>>> Pstat you can find he
>>>> http://sulprobil.com/html/pstat.html
>>>>
>>>> Regards,
>>>> Bernd
>>>
>>>

>>
>>

>
>

#9
December 14th 09, 02:44 AM posted to microsoft.public.excel.worksheet.functions
 Harlan Grove[_2_] external usenet poster Posts: 1,230
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"T. Valko" > wrote...
....
>Morefunc is one of the better add-ins available so don't let Bernd try to
>convince you otherwise.

Definitely.

>Cust (customer) refers to Sheet1!\$A\$2:\$A\$11
>Eng (engineer) refers to Sheet1!\$B\$2:\$B\$11
>Dates refers to Sheet1!\$C\$2:\$C\$11
>
>I'm assuming the dates are all within the same year so we're only going to
>test the dates for the month.
>
>E2:E3 are the 1st of the month dates 1/11/2009, 1/12/2009
>F1:G1 = JP, Bill

If there would be multiple result formulas, it may be better to define
a 4th name BIN referring to the formula =ROW(Cust)-MIN(ROW(Cust))
(omission of +1 intentional). The you could use formulas like

=COUNT(1/FREQUENCY(MATCH(Cust,Cust,0)*(Eng=F\$1)*(MONTH(Date s)=MONTH
(\$E2)),Bin))-1

which doesn't have to be entered as an array formula [because it
doesn't call IF, and FREQUENCY always returns an array, so its results
are handled like array constants].
#10
December 14th 09, 03:41 AM posted to microsoft.public.excel.worksheet.functions
 Ron Rosenfeld external usenet poster Posts: 5,651
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On Sat, 12 Dec 2009 14:27:51 +0100, "JP Ronse" > wrote:

>A pivot table is not an option in this project as the figures are for the
>management only, the employees are allowed to consult their own figures but
>not the ones of their colleagues.

You could present a filtered pivot table to the employees, showing only their
own information. And also present an unfiltered table to management.
--ron

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