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I want to count responses in a sheet where I've used a data validation list can I do this and what is the best way?

### RE: Count

Hello Sandra,

Data created from drop-down lists can be counted in the same way that you would count typed or pasted data.

If you want to count the total number of responses, =COUNTA will do this.

If you want to count different responses, =COUNTIF or =COUNTIFS will perform this task.

Kind regards
Marius Barnard
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### Use RANDBETWEEN to generate random numbers

There may be occassions where you need to generate random numbers in your spreadsheet. Use the RANDBETWEEN function to generate random numbers between two values that you specify.

The function looks like this:

=randbetween(LOW,HIGH)

where LOW is the lowest number you want generated; and HIGH is the highest number you want generated.

This formula will work with both positive and negative LOWs and HIGHs. Also it will only generate integer numbers unless forced to do otherwise by the following:

=randbetween(LOW*10^PRECISION,
HIGH*10^PRECISION)/(10^PRECISION).

where PRECISION represents the levels of decimal precision needed (i.e. if you need numbers with one decimal place, PRECISION would be 1; 2 for two decimal places and so on).

One final note, if the RANDBETWEEN formula does not work in your spreadsheet or returns a "#NAME" error, you need to install the Analysis Toolpak Add-In. You will need to press F2 then Enter following the installation.

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