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I have a column that looks something like this:

[4,5,6,4,4,4,4,5,6,7]

I want to return the distinct values in a table column like this:

[4,5,6,7]

The problem is if i add an 8 to the first column:

[4,5,6,4,4,4,4,5,6,8]

Then I needed it to return: [4,5,6,7,8]

I need the table to expand. In other words, it needs to update by itself.

I tried using Data --> Advanced. But is does not expand the table and needs to be updated manually.

Any tips?

Thanks for the help!

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    Pivot tables??? – Scott Craner Jun 12 '17 at 14:26
  • I tried that, but I'm not able to sort it my unique number. Im only able to calculate sum, average etc – Jordan Jun 12 '17 at 14:42
  • Maybe with a VBA Script? – Stephen Rauch Jun 12 '17 at 14:53
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With data in column A, in B1 enter:

=A1

In B2 enter the array formula:

=IFERROR(INDEX($A$1:$A$1000,INT(SMALL(IF(COUNTIF(B$1:B1,$A$1:$A$1000)=0,ROW($A$1:$A$1000)+(COLUMN($A$1:$A$1000)*0.01)),1)),100*MOD(SMALL(IF(COUNTIF(B$1:B1,$A$1:$A$1000)=0,ROW($A$1:$A$1000)+(COLUMN($A$1:$A$1000)*0.01)),1),1)),"")

and copy down:

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See:

Coderre Formula

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You can use the following, in B1 write =A1, in B2 write:

=IFERROR(INDEX($A$1:$A$1000, MATCH(0, COUNTIF($B$1:B1, $A$1:$A$1000), 0)), "")

Array Formula press Ctrl+Shift+Enter at the same time and drag it down
You can drag it more than needed in that case whenever you add Data it will show
Also for $A$1:$A$1000 you can write instead of 1000 more than the maximum rows number

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