Count Unique values based on multiple columns

This tutorial explains how to count unique values based on multiple columns in Excel.

Sample Data
Sample Data
Formula
=SUMPRODUCT((1/COUNTIFS(B3:B15,B3:B15,C3:C15,C3:C15)))
Logic
The combination 1 and Jhonson appears 2 times so the unique value would be equal to  (1/2) + (1/2) = 1
How Formula Works

COUNTIFS counts the number of times the values appear based on multiple criteria.
COUNTIFS Formula Evaluation
Then all the values are divided by 1 and SUMPRODUCT sums all the fraction values.

Count Unique Values (More than 2 columns)
Sample Data
=SUMPRODUCT((1/COUNTIFS(B3:B15,B3:B15,C3:C15,C3:C15,D3:D15,D3:D15)))

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