Ranking the numbers in order of appearances.

maneesh2312

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Joined
Mar 7, 2011
Messages
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Hi,
Can somebody please help me. I have a set a numbers in one column say A like this.

6
6
4
4
4
3
3
2
1

All i want is to write a forrmula in each adjacent cell in column B giving me the ranking of these numbers in column A. eg., above here number 6 is appearing twice so I would want it 1 and 2. Number 4 as it appears thrice so it would be 1,2 and 3 and so on. The result would look like this.

6 1
6 2
4 1
4 2
4 3
3 1
3 2
2 1
1 1

Countif function only gives me the number of times it appears in a range. It does not give me the order of the appearance in the range. Any help will be appreciated. Thanks in advance.

P.S. The numbers change dynamically based on some results. So the ranking has to be automatic.
The numbers may or may not be in descending or ascending order. They can be random too.

Thanks
Maneesh
 

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GlennUK

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Messages
11,547
Countif will do fine, if you make part of the reference relative, like:
=COUNTIF($A$1:A1,A1)
 

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