UNIQUE function

UNIQUE(values, exactlyOnce?) UNIQUE(values; exactlyOnce?)

values — { ? }

The values to transform.

exactlyOnce — Logical (optional)

TRUE if no values in the given array should be part of the returned array if they appear multiple times in the given array, FALSE if all values in the given array should be part of the returned array, but only once. If omitted, FALSE is assumed.

Returns — { ? }

The unique values of the given array.

Returns a version of the given array with all duplicate values removed. UNIQUE({ 1, 2, 2, 3, 3, 3 })UNIQUE({ 1; 2; 2; 3; 3; 3 }) returns { 1, 2, 3 }{ 1; 2; 3 }.

If the exactlyOnce parameter is TRUE, the returned array does not contain any values which are duplicated in the original array. This formula returns { 1 }{ 1 }, because 2 and 3 are duplicated in the given array:

UNIQUE({ 1, 2, 2, 3, 3, 3 }, TRUE)UNIQUE({ 1; 2; 2; 3; 3; 3 }; TRUE)

Examples

UNIQUE({ 1, 2, 2, 3, 3, 3 })UNIQUE({ 1; 2; 2; 3; 3; 3 })

Returns { 1, 2, 3 }{ 1; 2; 3 }, an array in which all values of the given array appear once, in the order they were encountered.

UNIQUE({ 1, 2, 2, 3, 3, 3 }, TRUE)UNIQUE({ 1; 2; 2; 3; 3; 3 }; TRUE)

Returns { 1 }{ 1 }, an array in which only values appear which are not duplicated in the given array.

SORT(UNIQUE({ "Sally", "Ed", "Luke", "Ed", "Jenny"}))SORT(UNIQUE({ "Sally"; "Ed"; "Luke"; "Ed"; "Jenny"}))

Returns { "Ed", "Jenny", "Luke", "Sally" }{ "Ed"; "Jenny"; "Luke"; "Sally" }, which is a version of the given array with no duplicates and sorted alphabetically.