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Ranking the numbers in order of appearances.

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    Hi,
    Can somebody please help me. I have a set a numbers in one column say A like this.

    6
    6
    4
    4
    4
    3
    3
    2
    1

    All i want is to write a forrmula in each adjacent cell in column B giving me the ranking of these numbers in column A. eg., above here number 6 is appearing twice so I would want it 1 and 2. Number 4 as it appears thrice so it would be 1,2 and 3 and so on. The result would look like this.

    6 1
    6 2
    4 1
    4 2
    4 3
    3 1
    3 2
    2 1
    1 1

    Countif function only gives me the number of times it appears in a range. It does not give me the order of the appearance in the range. Any help will be appreciated. Thanks in advance.

    P.S. The numbers change dynamically based on some results. So the ranking has to be automatic.
    The numbers may or may not be in descending or ascending order. They can be random too.

    Thanks
    Maneesh
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    Re: Ranking the numbers in order of appearances.

    Hi,

    When you use countif function do not select full row select only total data.
    check the attached file.
    I think this would help you.
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    Re: Ranking the numbers in order of appearances.

    Hi, countif should solve your problem

    =COUNTIF($A$2:A2;A2)
    Same service from:

    =SUMPRODUCT(($A$2:$A$1000=$A2)*($A2<$A$2:$A$1000))+SUMPRODUCT((A$2:$A2=$A2)*(A$2:$A2=$A2))
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    Re: Ranking the numbers in order of appearances.

    @maneesh2312, please note:

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    Smile Re: Ranking the numbers in order of appearances.

    Thanks a lot Rahul & Canapone. This was exactly what I wanted.

    @DonkeyOte: This was the first time I posted something in a forum and so was not aware of that. Will see to it next time.

    Thanks All
    Maneesh

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