## Filter unique distinct values (case sensitive) [UDF]

The User Defined Function demonstrated in the above picture extracts unique distinct values also considering lower and upper case letters.

A User defined Function in Excel is a custom function that anyone can use, simply copy the code to your workbook and you are good to go, see details below.

Array formula in cell D3:D10:

To enter an array formula, type the formula in a cell then press and hold CTRL + SHIFT simultaneously, now press Enter once. Release all keys.

The formula bar now shows the formula with a beginning and ending curly bracket telling you that you entered the formula successfully. Don't enter the curly brackets yourself.

Have you read the article that extracts unique distinct values (case sensitive) using an array formula?

### User defined Function Syntax

CSUnique(*rng*)

### Arguments

Parameter |
Text |

rng |
Required. The range you want to use. |

### VBA

'Name function and argument Function CSUnique(rng As Range) 'Declare variables and data types Dim cell As Range, temp() As String, i As Single, iRows As Integer 'Redimension array variable so it can grow using Redim Preserve statement ReDim temp(0) 'Iterate through each cell in range For Each cell In rng 'Iterate through values in array variable temp For i = LBound(temp) To UBound(temp) 'If value is equal to cell value If temp(i) = cell Then 'Add one to variable i i = i + 1 'Stop For ... Next statement Exit For End If Next i 'Subtract variable i with 1 i = i - 1 'If value in array variable temp is not equal to cell value If temp(i) <> cell Then 'Save cell value to array variable temp temp(UBound(temp)) = cell 'Add another container to array variable temp ReDim Preserve temp(UBound(temp) + 1) End If Next cell 'Count how many cells have been used when entering UDF iRows = Range(Application.Caller.Address).Rows.Count 'To prevent error value the UDF adds blanks to remaining containers If iRows < UBound(temp) Then temp(iRows - 1) = "More values.." Else For i = UBound(temp) To iRows ReDim Preserve temp(UBound(temp) + 1) temp(UBound(temp)) = "" Next i End If 'Return array variable temp to worksheet CSUnique = Application.Transpose(temp) End Function End Function

### Where to copy vba code?

- Press Alt-F11 to open visual basic editor
- Press with right mouse button on on your workbook in 'Project Explorer' window
- Press with left mouse button on 'Insert'
- Press with left mouse button on 'Module'
- Copy above VBA code
- Paste VBA code to the code module
- Exit visual basic editor

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I am trying to count the number of unique strings of characters separated by deliminator in a single cell. The strings are made up of either several numbers, combined numbers and text, or single digit numbers. I need to count:

1- Unique strings of numbers only

2- total sets of strings in a cell

3- total number of single digits

4- total number of unique single digits in a cell

5- total number of words in a cell

6- total number of unique words in a cell (specific words)

Can anyone help me? I've been trying to find answers to this for days now. I was able to find a way to count unique words, but for some reason it doesn't always work. Right now, I'm pressed to find out how to count the unique serial numbers in a cell.

I'm looking to get a count of unique strings of numbers or numbers and text within a single cell, each separated by the vertical bar.

I have searched for days and cannot find anyone that can help me. Surely, you must know how to do this! Please!

MARGIE CHAPPELL

I recommend that you check out the "Text to Columns" feature, it will separate values in a cell separated by a delimiting character into multiple cells.

https://www.laptopmag.com/articles/use-text-columns-excel

Once you have values separated you can use the UDFs I have on my website.