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Here's a question I see often. "I'm trying to use the RANK function to sort the values in Column A, but, the problem arises when I have two or more cells with the same value. Then, the RANK also repeats some positions. For example, if I have, 50, 60, 62, 62, 67 in Column A I would get 5,4,2,2,1 in Column B. Is there a way I can get 5,4,2,3,1 ?"

To do this you need a combination of RANK and COUNTIF as follows. If the data is in A2:A10, the formula in B2 would be:

=RANK(A2,$A$2:$A$10)+COUNTIF($A$2:A2,A2)-1

and drag down till B10.

By Juan Pablo Gonzalez on 25-Jan-2002

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