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    Hi All!
    Im new with excel and I would know if someone could help me with this I would appreciate so much!:
    If I had a column in cells for example
    v
    x
    x
    v
    v
    x
    x
    x
    v
    v
    v
    x


    I found the way to count couple "vv" or "xx" counting the "vvv" and doing 3-1 or "vvvv" = 4-1= 3 couples presence.

    Now how should I do to find "xv" and "vx" numbers of couples present in that column that is very long 1000 cells for example?

    Thank You !

    Gitano

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    Re: Count consecutive letters in columns

    Ok,
    to find the "vvv" for example I used this where I put the goal number for example 3 and after I do 3-1 to find my number " 2 couples"
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    Function Contig(ByRef Myaddr As Range, ByVal myVal As String, ByVal myGoal As Integer) As Integer
    For Each cell In Myaddr
    If cell.Value = myVal Then
    ccnt = ccnt + 1
    Else
    If ccnt = myGoal Then Contig = Contig + 1
    ccnt = 0
    End If
    Next cell
    End Function

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    How I can modify this to find xv or vx ? Or there is a function or another macro?
    Thank a Lot !
    Gitano

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    Re: Count consecutive letters in columns

    Hello Gitanos and Welcome to Excel Forum.
    I don't know how you would do this with VBA, however the following formula will work, yields 5 for the sample in post #1:
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    Note that the data found in post #1 is in A1:A12, cell C2 contains the letter v and cell D2 contains the letter w.
    Let us know if you have any questions.
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