matrix puzzle

oxxygen

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matrix or frequency count puzzler. I have six weekly columns and under each week, alpha characters appear. You'll note that the letters "a" and "d" recur through all six weeks which is the desired outcome (find all letters which recur for all 6 weeks). What is the formula to count and assess this goal, assuming the table with the actual data is much larger?


week 1week 2week 3week 4week 5week 6
agauam
bdxaun
cadtxa
dlkddd



<colgroup><col style="width: 48pt;" span="6" width="64">
<tbody>


</tbody>
 

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martindwilson

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do you know what the characters are going to be? can the same character appear more than once in the same column?
 

oxxygen

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The chars in each cell can repeat multiple times, for example in the first column there might be multiple instances of "a". The chars in each cell can be long,complex strings of mixed alpha and numeric.​
 

martindwilson

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and you only want check 1 character within a string not a whole string?
Excel Workbook
ABCDEFGHIJKLMN
112awq120334110111112312222yippea111111
21a12341234axnmmmmaammm4323456789dohb000000
312dwqd12341234dxfgh9wqqqqqq95678ytrexyadohc000000
4987wertuy69ghj9iollnmmmmddmmm435678ytrexydyipped111111
5dohe100001
6dohf000100
7dohg001100
8down to end of characters
9dohw100010
10dohx001001
11dohy010001
12dohz000000
13yippe1111111
14doh2111001
15doh3011011
16doh4011011
17doh5000001
18doh6010001
19doh7100001
20doh8100001
21yippe9111111
22doh0010100
Sheet1
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IJKLMN
1111111
Sheet1
 

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