## Count Function

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## Count Function

Hi,  I have a line item 'country' based on which my account module is developed. These accounts are mapped to countries. I need to find out the count of accounts from each country. In the sample below, there are 5 US accounts, 2 Canada and so on. How to come up with the count of UNIQUE accounts based on each country? for the below example I want to find out only Account 1, Account 2 and Account 3 for US country . So for US the Accounts count should be 3.

 Accounts Country Account 1 US Account 2 US Account 3 US Account 1 US Account 1 US Account 6 Canada Account 7 Canada Account 8 Mexico Account 9 Mexico Account 10 Mexico
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Hi,

Just to add, lets say I have a account which is appearing in both countries - US & Canada(Module 1). Using the Count function - I have identified the account which is appearing multiple times (Module 2). But, how to mark the account(Account 4) in module 1 using module 2 findings - I can create a new line item (Boolean) in module 1, but I'm unable to identify the correct formula to fetch the details from Module 2 to 1

 Accounts Country Account 1 US Account 2 US Account 3 US Account 4 US Account 5 US Account 6 Canada Account 4 Canada Account 8 Mexico Account 9 Mexico Account 10 Mexico

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AB

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One way to do it is to use RANK function. In this example 'Account occurrence' line item shows number 1 if account occurs more than once.

Then conditional formatting is used in Accounts line item. This doesn't mark the first occurrence of account, but all other (second, third,...).

Regards,

JussiLi

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Hi JussiLi,

Thanks for the suggestions.. Really appreciate it.
In this case, Account-4(Canada) is getting highlighted under "Account occurrence". However, if I need to highlight both Account-4 Canada & US under "Account Occurrence"- then what is the solution?

Thanks
AB
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no worries.. I got the formula.. we can use MAXIMUM instead of SEQUENTIAL

Thanks
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I would use separate module which stores the number of accounts data:

and bring account count data back to main module and use it in conditional formatting:

It is possible to replace separate 'Account count' module with a line item which has Accounts as a dimension and use same IF statement there. But it is best practice to avoid subsidiary views.

Regards,

JussiLi

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Thanks.. It worked.. BIG KUDOS to you.