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i have a list of text and i want to categorize them and count them

Solved by B. Q. in 19 mins

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User
24/01/2018 - 09:59

hello

Excelchat Expert
24/01/2018 - 09:59

Welcome to excel got it pro

Excelchat Expert
24/01/2018 - 10:00

Please tell me details

User
24/01/2018 - 10:00

so as you can see i have a list

User
24/01/2018 - 10:00

i might need to use a pivot table but what i am trying to do is create a chart that has each different value with a count of how many are in the list

Excelchat Expert
24/01/2018 - 10:00

Yes, I can see now.

Excelchat Expert
24/01/2018 - 10:02

Sorry, you want a chart or just count?

User
24/01/2018 - 10:02

a chart

User
24/01/2018 - 10:03

basically i want what i just did but for it to automatically count

Excelchat Expert
24/01/2018 - 10:03

Sorry, this was listed as a formula problem, hence I have claimed it. I don't know charts much.

User
24/01/2018 - 10:03

ooook

Excelchat Expert
24/01/2018 - 10:03

I can help with a formula though.

User
24/01/2018 - 10:04

could you give me a formula that would do this:

User
24/01/2018 - 10:04

if it says fx2day then count it

Excelchat Expert
24/01/2018 - 10:04

yes it can.

User
24/01/2018 - 10:04

awesome

User
24/01/2018 - 10:04

could you enter it in h4

User
24/01/2018 - 10:04

please

Excelchat Expert
24/01/2018 - 10:05

=countif(A:A,F4) this is the formula

User
24/01/2018 - 10:05

thank you very much

Excelchat Expert
24/01/2018 - 10:05

My pleasure.

Excelchat Expert
24/01/2018 - 10:05

anything else?

User
24/01/2018 - 10:05

is there anyway you could transfer me to someone who could help me with a chart/pivot table?

Excelchat Expert
24/01/2018 - 10:06

I can help with pivot table too.

User
24/01/2018 - 10:06

ok thank you

Excelchat Expert
24/01/2018 - 10:06

Gimme a few minutes please.

Excelchat Expert
24/01/2018 - 10:06

Have you deleted the data?

User
24/01/2018 - 10:07

I added more data

User
24/01/2018 - 10:07

so i want the first column in the pivot table to be in different rows the values in column E

Excelchat Expert
24/01/2018 - 10:08

Do you have column Headers?

User
24/01/2018 - 10:08

i can add that

Excelchat Expert
24/01/2018 - 10:08

Please do, and what about column H?

User
24/01/2018 - 10:08

so i want to categorize everything by method of shipment

User
24/01/2018 - 10:08

i meant to delete H

User
24/01/2018 - 10:08

i deleted it now

Excelchat Expert
24/01/2018 - 10:09

Thanks, a few minutes please.

User
24/01/2018 - 10:09

so basically i want the first column in the pivot to be the each of the different values of column E

User
24/01/2018 - 10:09

and then for example all of the UPS2DAIR's H columns to be added up

User
24/01/2018 - 10:09

if that makes sense

Excelchat Expert
24/01/2018 - 10:10

Yes it does.

Excelchat Expert
24/01/2018 - 10:11

Just made a pivot table on "Pivot Table 1" tab.

Excelchat Expert
24/01/2018 - 10:13

Have you seen it?

User
24/01/2018 - 10:13

yes i am looking at it

Excelchat Expert
24/01/2018 - 10:13

Okay, let me know.

User
24/01/2018 - 10:13

would the pivot table also be able to add up the values in column h

Excelchat Expert
24/01/2018 - 10:14

yeap it would.

User
24/01/2018 - 10:14

that correspond with column a of the pivot table

User
24/01/2018 - 10:15

thank you

User
24/01/2018 - 10:15

can you keep the count also

User
24/01/2018 - 10:15

please

Excelchat Expert
24/01/2018 - 10:16

There you go, it is there now.

User
24/01/2018 - 10:18

perfect

Excelchat Expert
24/01/2018 - 10:18

Please close the session now and also leave a feedback for me. :)

Excelchat Expert
24/01/2018 - 10:18

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User
24/01/2018 - 10:18

thank you

User
24/01/2018 - 10:18

you guys have the best website lol

Excelchat Expert
24/01/2018 - 10:19

Thanks for trying out excel got it pro. Have a great day.

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