Listing and counting names in a column

Deek45

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I have to list and count the name in a column. There are over 2000 names that could appear and creating a countif formula for each would take too long. Is there a formula that will list all the name and the amount of time each appears?<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:eek:ffice" /><o:p></o:p>
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Try a Pivot Table: drop the names into both the Row labels and Sum fields

Excel Workbook
ABCD
1NamesRow LabelsCount of Names
2GeorgeChris2
3PeterFred1
4IvanGeorge2
5PeterIvan1
6JohnJohn1
7GeorgePeter3
8ChrisGrand Total10
9Chris
10Peter
11Fred
Sheet3
 

Deek45

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Try a Pivot Table: drop the names into both the Row labels and Sum fields

Excel Workbook
ABCD
1NamesRow LabelsCount of Names
2GeorgeChris2
3PeterFred1
4IvanGeorge2
5PeterIvan1
6JohnJohn1
7GeorgePeter3
8ChrisGrand Total10
9Chris
10Peter
11Fred
Sheet3
The issue is I would have to know all the names in the list to use a pivot table. Some of the names may be numbered companies that will only or have only been used once.
 

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You don't have to know all the names!

Did you actually try what I suggested?
 

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