Microsoft Excel provides several functions purposed for counting different kinds of cells, such as blanks or non-blanks, with number, date or text values, containing specific words or character, etc.

In this article, we will focus on the **Excel COUNTIF** function that is purposed for counting cells with the condition you specify. First, we will briefly cover the syntax and general usage, and then I provide a number of examples and warn about possible quirks when using this function with multiple criteria and specific types of cells.

In essence, COUNTIF formulas are identical in all Excel versions, so you can use the examples from this tutorial in Excel 2016, 2013, 2010 and 2007.

**Excel COUNTIF function** is used for counting cells within a specified range that meet a certain criterion, or condition.

For example, you can write a COUNTIF formula to find out how many cells in your worksheet contain a number greater than or less than the number you specify. Another typical use of COUNTIF in Excel is for counting cells with a specific word or starting with a particular letter(s).

The syntax of the COUNTIF function is very simple:

COUNTIF(range, criteria)

As you see, there are only 2 arguments, both of which are required:

**range**- defines one or several cells to count. You put the range in a formula like you usually do in Excel, e.g. A1:A20.**criteria**- defines the condition that tells the function which cells to count. It can be a*number*,*text string*,*cell reference*or*expression*. For instance, you can use the criteria like these: "10", A2, ">=10", "some text".

And here is the simplest example of Excel COUNTIF function. What you see in the image below is the list of the best tennis players for the last 14 years. The formula `=COUNTIF(C2:C15,"Roger Federer")`

counts how many times Roger Federer's name is on the list:

As you have just seen, the syntax of the COUNTIF function is very simple. However, it allows for many possible variations of the criteria, including wildcard characters, the values of other cells, and even other Excel functions. This diversity makes the COUNTIF function really powerful and fit for many tasks, as you will see in the examples that follow.

In fact, we discussed the COUNTIF function that counts **text values** matching a specified criterion exactly a moment ago. Let me remind you that formula for cells containing an exact string of text: `=COUNTIF(C2:C15,"Roger Federer")`

. So, you enter:

- A range as the
*first parameter;* - A comma as the
*delimiter;* - A word or several words enclosed in quotes as the
*criteria.*

Instead of typing text, you can use a **reference to any cell** containing that word or words and get absolutely the same results, e.g. `=COUNTIF(C1:C9,C7)`

.

Similarly, COUNTIF formulas work for **numbers**. As shown in the screenshot below, the formula `=COUNTIF(D2:D9,5)`

perfectly counts cells with quantity 5 in Column D.

In case your Excel data include several variations of the keyword(s) you want to count, then you can use a wildcard character to count all the cells containing a certain word, phrase or letters as **part of the cell's contents**.

Suppose, you have a list of tasks assigned to different persons, and you want to know the number of tasks assigned to Danny Brown. Because Danny's name is written in several different ways, we enter "*Brown*" as the search criteria `=COUNTIF(D2:D10, "*Brown*")`

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An **asterisk** (*) is used to find cells with any sequence of leading and trailing characters, as illustrated in the above example. If you need to match any single character, enter a **question mark** (?) instead, as demonstrated below.

You can use either wildcard character, asterisk (*) or question mark (?), with the criterion depending on which exactly result you want to achieve.

If you want to know the number of cells that **start or end with certain text** no matter how many other characters a cell contains, use these formulas:

`=COUNTIF(C2:C10,"Mr*")`

- count cells that begin with "*Mr"*.

`=COUNTIF(C2:C10,"*ed")`

- count cells that end with the letters "*ed".*

The image below demonstrates the second formula in action:

If you are looking for a count of cells that start or end with certain letters and contain the **exact number of characters**, you use the Excel COUNTIF function with the question mark character (?) in the criteria:

`=COUNTIF(D2:D9,"??own")`

- counts the number of cells ending with the letters "own" and having exactly 5 characters in cells D2 through D9, including spaces.

`=COUNTIF(D2:D9,"Mr??????")`

- counts the number of cells starting with the letters "Mr" and having exactly 8 characters in cells D2 through D9, including spaces.

`=COUNTIF(D2:D9,"*~?*")`

will count all cells containing the question mark in the range D2:D9.These formula examples demonstrate how you can use the COUNTIF function in Excel to count the number of empty or non-empty cells in a specified range.

In some of other Excel COUNTIF tutorials, you may come across formulas for counting non-blank cells in Excel similar to this one:

COUNTIF(*range*,"*")

But the fact is, the above formula counts only cells containing any **text values**, meaning that cells with dates and numbers will be treated as blank cells and not included in the count!

If you need a universal COUNTIF formula for counting **all non-blank cells** in a specified range, here you go:

COUNTIF(*range*,"<>"&"")

This formula works correctly with all value types - **text**, **dates** and **numbers** - as you can see in the screenshot below.

If you want the opposite, i.e. count blank cells in a certain range, you should adhere to the same approach - use a formula with a wildcard character for text values and with the "" criteria to count all empty cells.

Formula to count cells **not containing any text**:

COUNTIF(*range*,"<>"&"*")

Since an asterisk (*) matches any sequence of text characters, the formula counts cells not equal to *, i.e. not containing any text in the specified range.

Universal COUNTIF formula for blanks **(all value types)**:

COUNTIF(*range*,"")

The above formula correctly handles numbers, dates and text values. For example, here's how you can get the number of empty cells in the range C2:C11:

`=COUNTIF(C2:C11,"")`

Please be aware that Microsoft Excel has another function for counting blank cells, COUNTBLANK. For instance, the following formulas will produce exactly the same results as the COUNTIF formulas you see in the screenshot above:

Count blanks: `=COUNTBLANK(C2:C11)`

Count non-blanks: `=ROWS(C2:C11)*COLUMNS(C2:C11)-COUNTBLANK(C2:C11)`

Also, please keep in mind that both COUNTIF and COUNTBLANK count cells with empty strings that only look blank. If you do not want to treat such cells as blanks, use this formula instead:

`=ROWS(C2:С11)*COLUMNS(C2:С11)-COUNTIF(C2:С11,"<>"&"")`

For more information about counting blanks and not blanks in Excel, please see:

To count cells with values *greater than*, *less than* or *equal to* the number you specify, you simply add a corresponding operator to the criteria, as shown in the table below.

Please pay attention that in COUNTIF formulas, an operator with a number are always **enclosed in quotes**.

Criteria | Formula Example | Description |

Count if greater than | =COUNTIF(A2:A10,">5") | Count cells where value is greater than 5. |

Count if less than | =COUNTIF(A2:A10,"<5") | Count cells with values less than 5. |

Count if equal to | =COUNTIF(A2:A10,"=5") | Count cells where value is equal to 5. |

Count if not equal to | =COUNTIF(A2:A10,"<>5") | Count cells where value is not equal to 5. |

Count if greater than or equal to | =COUNTIF(C2:C8,">=5") | Count cells where value is greater than or equal to 5. |

Count if less than or equal to | =COUNTIF(C2:C8,"<=5") | Count cells where value is less than or equal to 5. |

You can also use all of the above formulas to **count cells based on another cell value**, you will just need to replace the number in the criteria with a cell reference.

`=COUNTIF(D2:D9,">"&D3)`

:If you want to count cells that contain an **actual operator** as part of the cell's contents, i.e. the characters ">", "<" or "=", then use a wildcard character with the operator in the criteria. Such criteria will be treated as a text string rather than a numeric expression. For example, the formula `=COUNTIF(D2:D9,"*>5*")`

will count all cells in the range D2:D9 with contents like this "Delivery >5 days" or ">5 available".

If you want to count cells with dates that are greater than, less than or equal to the date you specify or date in another cell, you proceed in the already familiar way using formulas similar to the ones we discussed a moment ago. All of the above formulas work for dates as well as for numbers. Let me give you just a few examples:

Criteria | Formula Example | Description |

Count dates equal to the specified date. | =COUNTIF(B2:B10,"6/1/2014") | Counts the number of cells in the range B2:B10 with the date 1-Jun-2014. |

Count dates greater than or equal to another date. | =COUNTIF(B2:B10,">=6/1/2014") | Count the number of cells in the range B2:B10 with a date greater than or equal to 6/1/2014. |

Count dates greater than or equal to a date in another cell, minus x days. | =COUNTIF(B2:B10,">="&B2-"7") | Count the number of cells in the range B2:B10 with a date greater than or equal to the date in B2 minus 7 days. |

Apart from these common usages, you can utilize the COUNTIF function in conjunction with specific Excel Date and Time functions such as TODAY() to count cells based on the current date.

Criteria | Formula Example |

Count dates equal to the current date. | =COUNTIF(A2:A10,TODAY()) |

Count dates prior to the current date, i.e. less than today. | =COUNTIF(A2:A10,"<"&TODAY()) |

Count dates after the current date, i.e. greater than today. | =COUNTIF(A2:A10,">"&TODAY()) |

Count dates that are due in a week. | =COUNTIF(A2:A10,"="&TODAY()+7) |

Count dates in a specific date range. | =COUNTIF(B2:B10, ">=6/1/2014")-COUNTIF(B2:B10, ">6/7/2014") |

Here is an example of using such formulas on real data (at the moment of writing today was 25-Jun-2014):

In fact, Excel COUNTIF function is not exactly designed to count cells with multiple criteria. In most cases, you'd use its plural counterpart, the COUNTIFS function to count cells that match two or more criteria (AND logic). However, some tasks can be solved by combining two or more COUNTIF functions in one formula.

One of the most common applications of Excel COUNTIF function with 2 criteria is counting numbers within a specific range, i.e. less than X but greater than Y. For example, you can use the following formula to count cells in the range B2:B9 where a value is greater than 5 and less than or equal to 15.

`=COUNTIF(B2:B9,">5")-COUNTIF(B2:B9,">=15")`

In situations when you want to get several different items in a range, add 2 or more COUNTIF functions together. Supposing, you have a shopping list and you want to find out how many soft drinks are included. To have it done, use a formula similar to this:

`=COUNTIF(B2:B13,"Lemonade")+COUNTIF(B2:B13,"*juice")`

Please pay attention that we've included the wildcard character (*) in the second criterion, it is used to count all kinds of juice on the list.

In the same manner, you can write a COUNTIF formula with several conditions. Here is an example of the COUNTIF formula with multiple OR conditions that counts lemonade, juice and ice cream:

`=COUNTIF(B2:B13,"Lemonade") + COUNTIF(B2:B13,"*juice") + COUNTIF(B2:B13,"Ice cream")`

For other ways to count cells with OR logic, please see this tutorial: Excel COUNTIF and COUNTIFS with OR conditions.

Another possible usage of the COUNTIF function in Excel is for finding duplicates in one column, between two columns, or in a row.

For example, this simple formula =COUNTIF(B2:B10,B2)>1 will spot all duplicate entries in the range B2:B10 while another function =COUNTIF(B2:B10,TRUE) will tell you how many dupes are there:

If you have two separate lists, say lists of names in columns B and C, and you want to know how many names appear in both columns, you can use Excel COUNTIF in combination with the SUMPRODUCT function to count **duplicates**:

`=SUMPRODUCT((COUNTIF(B2:B1000,C2:C1000)>0)*(C2:C1000<>""))`

We can even take a step further and count how many **unique names** there are in Column C, i.e. names that do NOT appear in Column B:

`=SUMPRODUCT((COUNTIF(B2:B1000,C2:C1000)=0)*(C2:C1000<>""))`

If you want to count duplicates or unique values in a certain row rather than a column, use one of the below formulas. These formulas might be helpful, say, to analyze the lottery draw history.

Count duplicates in a row:

`=SUMPRODUCT((COUNTIF(A2:I2,A2:I2)>1)*(A2:I2<>""))`

Count unique values in a row:

`=SUMPRODUCT((COUNTIF(A2:I2,A2:I2)=1)*(A2:I2<>""))`

I hope these examples have helped you to get a feel for the Excel COUNTIF function. If you've tried any of the above formulas on your data and were not able to get them to work or are having a problem with the formula you created, please look through the following 5 most common issues. There is a good chance that you will find the answer or a helpful tip there.

*Question: How can I use COUNTIF in Excel on a non-contiguous range or a selection of cells?*

*Answer:* Excel COUNTIF does not work on non-adjacent ranges, nor does its syntax allow specifying several individual cells as the first parameter. Instead, you can use a combination of several COUNTIF functions:

Wrong: `=COUNTIF(A2,B3,C4,">0")`

Right: `=COUNTIF(A2,">0") + COUNTIF(B3,">0") + COUNTIF(C4,">0")`

An alternative way is using the INDIRECT function to create an array of ranges. For example, both of the below formulas produce the same result you see in the screenshot:

`=SUM(COUNTIF(INDIRECT({"B2:B8","D2:C8"}),"=0"))`

`=COUNTIF($B2:$B8,0) + COUNTIF($C2:$C8,0)`

*Question: When do I need to use an ampersand in a COUNTIF formula?*

*Answer:* It is probably the trickiest part of the COUNTIF function, which I personally find very confusing. Though if you give it some thought, you'll see the reasoning behind it - an ampersand and quotes are needed to construct a text string for the argument. So, you can adhere to these rules:

- If you use a number or a cell reference in the
**exact match**criteria, you need neither ampersand nor quotes. For example:`=COUNTIF(A1:A10,10)`

or`=COUNTIF(A1:A10,C1)`

- If your criteria includes
**text**, wildcard character or**logical operator with a number**, enclose it in quotes. For example:`=COUNTIF(A2:A10,"lemons")`

or`=COUNTIF(A2:A10,"*")`

or`=COUNTIF(A2:A10,">5")`

- In case your criteria is an expression with a
**cell reference**or another Excel**function**, you have to use the quotes ("") to start a text string and ampersand (&) to concatenate and finish the string off. For example:`=COUNTIF(A2:A10,">"&D2)`

or`=COUNTIF(A2:A10,"<="&TODAY())`

If you are in doubt whether an ampersand is needed or not, try out both ways. In most cases an ampersand works just fine, e.g. the formulas =COUNTIF(C2:C8,"<=5") and =COUNTIF(C2:C8,"<="&5) work equally well.

*Question: How do I count cells by fill or font color rather than by values?*

*Answer:* Regrettably, the syntax of the Excel COUNTIF function does not allow using formats as the condition. The only possible way to count or sum cells based on their color is using a macro, or more precisely an Excel User-Defined function. You can find the code working for cells colored manually as well as for conditionally formatted cells in this article - How to count, sum and filter cells by color in Excel.

*Issue: My COUNTIF formula throws a #NAME? error. How can I get it fixed?*

*Answer:* Most likely, you have supplied an incorrect range to the formula. Please check out point 1 above.

*Issue: My COUNTIF formula is not working! What have I done wrong?*

*Answer:* If you have written a formula which is seemingly correct but it does not work or produces a wrong result, start by checking the most obvious things such as a range, conditions, cell references, use of ampersand and quotes.

Be very careful with using **spaces** in a COUNTIF formula. When creating one of the formulas for this article I was on the verge of pulling my hair out because the correct formula (I knew with certainty it was right!) wouldn't work. As it turned out, the problem was in a measly space somewhere in between, argh... For instance, look at this formula `=COUNTIF(B2:B13," Lemonade")`

. At first sight, there is nothing wrong about it, except for an extra space after the opening quotation mark. Microsoft Excel will swallow the formula just fine without an error message, warning or any other indication, assuming you really want to count cells containing the word 'Lemonade' and a leading space.

If you use the COUNTIF function with multiple criteria, split the formula into several pieces and verify each function individually.

And this is all for today. In the next article, we will explore several ways to count cells in Excel with multiple conditions. Hope to see you next week and thanks for reading!

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## 707 Responses to "COUNTIF in Excel - count if not blank, greater than, duplicate or unique"

I am trying to format a row of cells. Its to track requirements for scouts. If 1 of cells E6:E10 is an "A", and if all of cells E11:E14 are an "A", and if cells E16:E17 are an "A", and if E18 or E19 are "A", E20 will read "C", if cell between E6:E19 is "A" than E20 will read "P", or " " if none do. I have been trying for 3 days and I keep getting errors. Can you assist?

can anyone tell me how to sort data in multiple sheets ?

can it possible to sort multiple data same time in multiple sheet?

Hi Svetlana, I have a column A and a column B which can have a Y (short for Yes) entered into either of them for each row, but cannot have the Y entered in both in a row. The purpose is to record the number of, size A (140 litres)or Size B (240 litres).

Once the size is recorded, I am also recording how full each of the containtes is. (100%, 75%, 50%, 25%) This is recorde with a simple Y within the relevant cells.

At first i did not seperate the container sizes so i was able to use the ifcount function to total each column using the following formuala(=COUNTIF(E4:E12,"Y")

Are you able to tell me how I can total the number of "Y" in each of the 100%, 75%, 50%, 25% colums but based on whether the container is size A (140 litres)or Size B (240 litres).

Thanks for your tips!

Hi Swetlana, Will you please help me to find the value for the below data:

107

107

105

255

255

15

21

22

I want to count all unique values considering with duplicate as a one value.

Hope you will help me.

Hi. I really appreciates everyone participation in this platform. Can any one help me with a formula how to calculated if an amount is 1000 and it's for 4 people makes it 4000 but if it's more then 4 like 5, 6 or 7 get it from 1050 and calculate.

Hi,

what formula can I use to put the following criteria in one cell and get the cell highlighted if any one of the criteria is met.

a.) if criteria range of cell has more than 3 text

b.) the sum of text in the criteria range is more than 5

c.) if the text are togather in criteria range any blanks in them, it should be counted as ONLY one text and not multiple.

d.) Everytime a text is entered in the range of cell, the cell should count 160 cells in reverse (backwards) to count the number of text from the current entered text coloumn and not count all the text in the criteria range.

I don't understand the example #1 countif with multiple criteria function. It says we want to count the numbers between 5 and 15. =COUNTIF(B2:B9,">5")-COUNTIF(B2:B9,">=15")

If we are looking at the range that is greater than 5 and less than 15, why is there an equal sign on 15 if it is suppose to be less than 15?

What is wrong with this formula? It produces a wrong value if zero.

=COUNTIF(B2:B86,"Not Done")

sounds like cells have 0 values

use this =COUNTIF($B$2:$B$86,"0")

or use two formulas in different cells:

1. =IF(COUNTIF($B$2:$B$86,"0"), "not done","done")

2. use this =COUNTIF($B$2:$B$86,"0")

IF THE Cells are blank then use this

=COUNTIF($B$2:$B$86,"")

ciao

I need to count the number of names in a single cell (example B14).

I don't want to do so by specific names since the worksheet needs to be applied to a large number of people. I have tried the formula =countif(B14,"*").

However when I enter two names in cell B14 Smith Jones it only counts it has 1 instead of two.

Does anyone know how to solve the issue.

Thx

This is for Dave...

=IF(LEN(TRIM(B33))=0,0,LEN(TRIM(B33))-LEN(SUBSTITUTE(B33," ",""))+1)...

hope it helps. if i understood your question correctly.

change the cell reference in the above function to your liking.

Thanks

P.S. Great Post on COUNTIF...

Thanks for the help

I need to know how to transfer statistics from individual excel worksheets located in a folder to excel workbook put on sharepoint. I also need to know how to get the statistical data from each individual excel worksheet to total for each day of the month.

Thanks for your assistance.

I would like to use countifs for Criteria_Range. My Criteria Ranges is also in between Dates Range. Can it is possible to use the Criteria Range in between along with Range in between particular Dates.

eg. If there are two products named Apple and Ball updated in sheet for month of Jan. The said product sold in a month of Jan. Both the products are mentioned in A column. I would like to know how much Apples and Balls sold within particular Weeks for month of Jan.

Kindly revert on mail.

Hi,

I'm try to count the newest month with tips over 100 dollars and stop the count when the tip drop below 100:

Column A July August Sept Oct Nov Dec

Sara 125 94 121 82 120 135

Working from Dec to July (newest to oldest month) the count would only be two, as the tips drop below 100 dollars in Oct....what formula can I use??

Hello,

I need som e help:

How to remove Columns where values are missing in >50% of rows?

Countblank didnt work for me. I have 30000rows, 300columns.

Thanks,

Jamie

Hi Jamie,

the example is two row of data: headers top row, data second row

Having difficulty writing a COUNTIF dynamic function that correctly counts a criteria based on the last 20 entries. Get confused using the OFFSET function, which I understand is essential for a dynamic database. Here's the formula I thought would work. Please advise. Thanks!

=COUNT(OFFSET(AQ54:AQ488,COUNTIF(AQ54:AQ488,"<=-3")-20,0,20))

the question tells me to multiply a value and then add another value to it. How do I do this??

I appreciate any help you can give me. I have a list of names down in a column.Each name has an associated value in the column to the right of these names.-----I copy a list of names from the internet and paste them along with their values to a blank portion of the spreadsheet.These names and values are in columns but they are separated by columns of other information and are three columns to the right.The Downloaded names in the column also include additional names that I do not need and the names that I download may be in a different order each time I copy the spreadsheet.is there a formula to pick out the values next to the downloaded pasted names for only the list of names that I require on my spreadsheet.I have tried many different formulas but do not seem to get them to work. thanks

Hi, i would like to know if there is a function for determining the specific number and location of spaces within a cell.

For example,

Cell A1 contains: X and cell B1 contains: X

Thank you

I want to find the duplication in colomn.

Tell me how to use countif formula.

Hi, I am setting up a sheet for bookings of a holiday home. I have date of entry and departure in 2 separate columns, I want to set this up so that when entering a new booking it will not allow duplicates or come up with a warning, can anyone help with what formula to use?

Thanks

I am trying to count unique text in a column A3 - A186. Why doesn't this work? =SUMPRODUCT((COUNTIF(A3:A186,A3:A186)=1)*(A3:A186""))

It looks like the same formula from above....

=SUMPRODUCT((COUNTIF(A2:I2,A2:I2)=1)*(A2:I2""))

I am using EXCEL 2010.

Hi Ablebite Team,

For the "COUNTIF not blank" you wrote the formula as:

=Countif(C2:C12,""&"")

It is good but for the cells which contains the formula and the result of formula is: "" (showing empty); by using above formula the counter will count them as not blank, but we do not want to count them. Please help what to do.

Thanks,

Regards

I wish to count the numbers in a column where the number to be counted is less than the number one row below it. Is there a way to to this?

Example:

Column F

f1 contains the countif or sumproduct or whatever formula

The range is F2:F72

the values in F2 on are similar to:

F2: 25

F3: 19

F4: 43

F5: 14

F6: 6

F7: 73

F8: 37

F9: 41

F10: 45

The total in this case would be 4 (F3: 19, F6: 6, F8: 37 and F9: 41)

Hi Ablebite Team,

For the "COUNTIF not blank" you wrote the formula as:

=Countif(C2:C12,""&"")

It is good but for the cells which contains the formula and the result of formula is: "" (showing blank); by using above formula the counter will count them as not blank, but we do not want to count them. Please help how to count non blank cells excluding those cells.

Thanks,

Regards

i need a help regarding Countif as am keeping formula for one set of numbers which are duplicate.i need to get the count beside which is the newest like eg:12345 old one 1 should be beside

12345 new one in same row i need 2 beside.

12345 2

5236 1

52879 1

12345 1 I need to get here 2

How do I count multiple dates in one cell? Ex: Cell A1 contains: 2/19, 2/20, 2/21 I want cell B1 to count 3. I am using this formula =LEN(TRIM(A1))-LEN(SUBSTITUTE(TRIM(B1),",",""))+1 but when I delete the dates in Cell A1 the number 1 appears in cell B1.

hello

I need to count cells with specific color .

Is it possible?

Hola

cuantas veces puedo utilizar la palabra "countif" en una formula para sumar un mismo valor en diferentes columnas, total de columnas (6)

ejemplo: =countif(b2:b100,"1/0")+countif(c2:c100,"1/0")..........

y muchas gracias por la ayuda que me puedan prestar.

atentamente

armando

if you r there i want to ask something

Hi there...I have data that lists names of people and how many times they register per month. So Column A is a list of names and there could be multiple occurrences. If you are only supposed to register 2 times a month and i would like a way to identify by name those that registered more than 2 times a month and the frequency of times they registered. How do i do this?

Honestly, a pivot table would probably be the easiest way to do this.

Hi

i want to if 20% then show 4 if 21% to 30% then show 6 if 31% to 80 % show 8 if 81% to 100% then show 10

how set this formula in excel please suggest me with example

Hi! my current formula is COUNTIF(a1,"PCS") my prob is, if it has another text in the formula, it doesnt count as 1. what formula should i use when i wanted it to count as 1 regardless if it has other containing text.

Hi! my current formula is COUNTIF(a1,"PCS") my prob is, if it has another text in the cell e.g PCS 1 jgp, it doesnt count as 1. what formula should i use when i wanted it to count as 1 regardless if it has other containing text for as long as it has PCS

Hi!... well i want to know that if we have Date sheet of something issuance of inventory and now we want to sort that some one code or person how many times have issued the inventory how should we formulate this data.. actually i know the way of "Filter & the way of "Find" i m trying to formulate this data that i putt name or code in any specimen cell and got detail of all issuance times .. still confused and trying to find .. could you please have any idea

thanks you .. tany

Hi!

I have a spreadsheet with columns A and B. In column A is new results, in column B is old results. I need to count the number of occurances where the value in column A is greater than the corresponding value in the same row of column B.

I have tried using

=COUNTIF(A2:A100,">"&B2:B100)but it always returns 0 even though there are many instances of an A value being different than the corresponding B value

I also tried =COUNTIF(A2:A100,">"&B2)But that returns the number of A values greater than B2 specifically instead of the corresponding B Value of the same row.

Please Help!!!

Hi, Kate,

SUM function will solve your problem, try this:

=SUM(--(A1:A4>B1:B4))

Finish entering the formula by pressing

CTRL + SHIFT + ENTERinstead of just Enter.Another option is:

=SUMPRODUCT(--(A1:A4>B1:B4))

I have 40 students, I wanna use COUNTIF to know how many students got from 7 to 7.9. I wrote it like this. +countif(a2:a41;">=7"&"<7.9") is it correct?

Thanks in advance!

No it should be

=COUNTIF(A2:A14,">7")-COUNTIF(A2:A14,">7.9")

This should give you the answer

=COUNTIF(a2:a41,">7")-COUNTIF(a2:a41,">7.9")

There's another function that allows multiple criteria - COUNTIFS. Try this:

=COUNTIFS(A2:A41, ">=7", A2:A41, "<=7.9")

Hi!

I have Col A containing "Problem Ticket Opening time", (e.g. 2017-04-05 19:20:04), Col B containing "Problem Ticket Closing time", (e.g. 2017-04-09 12:52:10) and Col C the Customer Name having the problem/ticket (e.g. Mr John Smith). Think of 3,000 rows and think that the same customer has repeated tickets. Sometimes tickets for the same customer repeat every few days (which i dont mind to count) BUT sometimes the customer (Mr Smith) calls today for a problem and calls AGAIN tomorrow (within 24hours).

This is something i want to record within a month:

E.G. Mr Smith created 5 tickets that were under 24hours gap.

I am still trying to work out the logic. HINT which could be useful: I have managed to convert all times in Col A and B in Year Days (e.g. 31/3/2017 is day number 91).

I am stuck...

part number call out no. Qty

nas 15

nas 15

nas 15

pvb 25

pvb 25

tvs 35

tvs 35

xl 40

xl 40

xl 40

I have callout number for each part. How to use countif formula in excel to count number of callout. Would like something like below.

part number call out no. Qty

nas 15 3

nas 15

nas 15

pvb 25 2

pvb 25

tvs 35 2

tvs 35

xl 40 3

xl 40

xl 40

Dear World,

Good Morning :)

I have a question on countif formula ... as a example

1. G-SS102C193-4E58-14-135

2. TR036C216E53-18-140

3. G-SS101RET-18E49-23-145

i need to know the formula for count if there is " number -number "

as example numver "1", in center of full txt there is "C193-4", i need the furmula to find cells with finding number-number formula .. if you see number"3" example. there is "word-number", i could fiqiur out to use search formula .. but i need furmula for counting or searching cells with " number-number ".

Waiting for answer if anyone can help me please...

Best Regards,

Reza Peiravi.

Thank you so much. Incredibly helpful!

Please suggest formula -

If in Column A I have names (Names are repeating) & In Column B Status against name like Yes & No.

So If I want to count how many Yes are there against any particular name than how to do it. Pls help

Hello,

assuming, that you want to count "Yes" against "Peter" use the following formula:

=COUNTIFS(A:A,"Peter",B:B,"Yes")

Just replace the name in the formula with the one from your data.

Hop it helps!

Hi,

I have a spreadsheet where I want to count yields on investments between various rates (i.e. >=1% and 1")-countif(p8:p29,">2").

this returns 0.00%. Please advise. Thanks!!

Hello,

I want to know formula to count cells that does not contain some values...more than one.

Good day all hope someone can help me

ok here it goes hope it makes sense

I need a line written for a worksheet of mine that does the following

i have items that are being sold call it a orange

then i have a date that it has been delivered

now what i want to be able to do is have excel calculate how many of oranges how many apples how many grapes etc. there are 7 different items that i have still needs to be delivered based on a text insert "to be delivered"

Thanks let me know hope this is enough info

… Here is what I am trying to do:

=COUNTIF(H1179:H3396,TODAY())

This is my current formula I use to determine how many units are processed for the day…Fortunately / Unfortunately I processed 87 installs yesterday from 3 ICSB locations so my formula doesn’t provide me with a quick answer to Marks daily question of “How many do we have done today” so I sit here and count them manually soooo I want to add to it:

(D1179:D3396,”Carol Stream”)

Basically I want a formula that I can utilize for each location that only counts the installs done for that location and not all installs done within a range that are dated for TODAY.

If you can help it would be appreciated!!

Thanks

Thank you!

When are you gonna add windows 11

Greetings, Svetlana!

First let me tell you how impressed I am with the clarity of your explanations. Your written English is more lucid than that of most native speakers— seriously! My hat’s off!

Let me try to explain what I want to do here, and please bear in mind that I’m a novice.

I’m in the midst of trying to create a calculator in Excel (2010) that will enable our sales support personnel in a large financial services brokerage agency to efficiently and accurately return guaranteed/non-guaranteed lifetime annual income results from our brokered line of fixed indexed annuity products, given varied investment input, and each product’s individual growth and payout parameters. This would allow us to give very accurate and definitive advice to our contracted agents about which annuity contracts would be most appropriate for given clients.

The four unwieldy IF/AND statements which are copied and pasted below result from each of 4 possible value output combinations obtained from two binary decision points (which are interfaced with two independent groups of two form control radio buttons). I have tested each of the four IF/AND statements separately and they return correct output.

1)

IF(AND(F2=1,I2=1,C5<=44),"NA",IF(C5<=54,0.040,IF(C5<=59,0.045,IF(C5<=64,0.050,IF(C5<=69,0.055,IF(C5<=74,0.060,IF(C5=80,0.070))))))))

2)

IF(AND(F2=2,I2=1,C5<=44),"NA",IF(C5<=54,0.035,IF(C5<=59,0.040,IF(C5<=64,0.045,IF(C5<=69,0.050,IF(C5<=74,0.055,IF(C5=80,0.065))))))))

3)

IF(AND(F2=1,I2=2,C5<=44),"NA",IF(C5<=54,0.030,IF(C5<=59,0.035,IF(C5<=64,0.040,IF(C5<=69,0.045,IF(C5<=74,0.045,IF(C5=80,0.055))))))))

4)

IF(AND(F2=2,I2=2,C5<=44),"NA",IF(C5<=54,0.025,IF(C5<=59,0.030,IF(C5<=64,0.035,IF(C5<=69,0.040,IF(C5<=74,0.050,IF(C5=80,0.060))))))))

Let me add that each successive statement after the first simply reduces each of the whole series of nested IF outputs by .05.

Here are my two questions with regard to all the foregoing:

1) How do I integrate the four IF/AND statements into a single statement that will correctly function in concert with the radio buttons and return a single correct output?

2) Does Excel provide some function or other way of reducing the complexity of the nested IF statements?

If you can help me with those questions, I’d be much obliged.

With kind regards,

Bill Hunter

Hello Bill,

Thank you very much for your kind words! For me to understand the task better, please reply to my email with a small sample of your data, formulas and expected results. (I've removed your email address from this blog for security reasons).

Is it possible to use countif function in whitch criteria is text in comment attached to the cell?

Does Countif work with Frequency? I've found an example to count how many different values there are in a large array as the following

= SUM( --(FREQUENCY(A1:A1000,A1:A1000)>0))

so I thought that COUNTIF should work to

= COUNTIF(FREQUENCY(A1:A1000,A1:A1000),">0")

However, the formula is not accepted. Do you know if there is a limitation in the type of argument?

Hello,

Please I want to group items but want to write a function so that all those who qualify are assigned 1 and those who do not qualify are assigned 0. Please help

Hello,

I am trying to write a formula to count the number of calls for the first meeting from two separate spreadsheets. I was able to count the total calls for all the meeting but I can figure out how many calls for the first meeting and 2nd meeting and so on.

My first Spreadsheet is the meeting sheet and I have customer column, created date. the second sheet is the phone call sheet with customer name and the date (each call create one date)

I used countif formula to count if the customer exist in the phone list then count the number of call but this formula only gave me the total then I added additional count if formula to say if the phone call date less than the meeting created date then count those number but all I got an error value. Can you help?

Thank you,

LE

Hi there , I have a simple table I did not set it up as pivot table. First row are dates and under each date there are columns with stock symbols( 10-50 symbols under each date average ). I am using a count if formula in conditional formatting to determine how many times each stock symbol appears in my table =COUNTIF($A$2:$Z$100,A2)=5 it is a relative reference and I ask a certain color for cells that meet criteria . I set up the range to be same as in formula A2:Z100 Every day I add up symbols and some times I delete columns that are dated more than 2 months ago. The problem is that every day after I add up a new column the range that formula apply to is changing so I have to manually set it up ( conditional formatting/manage rule /this worksheet/applies to )

How can I overcome this problem ? Basically I was looking to add up every day a column and symbols that meet criteria of countif formula to be highlighted let say green

Hi,

I want to know from you that how can I count the two cell data at a time like:

colA

OC TC

OC SC

OC SC

OC EC

OC TC

OC ST

R1 SC

R1 TC

R1 SC

R1 TC

I want to know for OC how many TC of SC and for R1 how many TC or SC Like ------------

TANK YOU.

BR,

Achira

Hello Svetlana,

I have been reading through your website and can't see the answer to what I thought would be a fairly common question. Can you please help?

I have a created a spreadsheet of people from 10 different work teams. The team names are in column E. Columns J through AG are a range of competencies people are required to complete.

For each person’s row, where they have completed the competencies matching the column heading I would like to record the date they completed that particular competency.

For example:

. A B C D

1 Name Team Competency 1 Competency 2

2 John Red 10/08/17 16/07/17

3 James Red 16/07/17

4 Bob Red 16/07/17

5 Sara Blue 16/07/17

6 Gale Blue 11/07/17

7 Alice Blue

8 Dave Blue 16/07/17

9 Jane Green 11/07/17

10 Blair Green

What I cannot work out is how to create a formula to count the number of people from the Blue team (or any specific team) who have completed Competency 1.

Ideally the results of these formulas will be used to create a table similar to this:

Team Com 1 completed Com 2 completed

Red 2 2

Blue 3

Green 1

Thank you for your assistance.

CS

HI THERE ,

I WANT TO CALCULATE NO OF UNIQUE ALPHANUMERIC CHARACTER(EXMP.I-INKOL17000522 OR IN17000523) MONTH WISE REMOVING DUPLICATE .NEED TO USE ONE DROP DOWN LIST OF MOTHS TO GET MONTH WISE TOTAL NO OF OCCURRENCE.

PLS HELP

Hi, Sammie,

I'm sorry, it's difficult to help you with a formula since we don't know how your data is stored.

However, If I understand your task correctly, first of all you need to sum unique values. You can do that by following the instructions from this article.

And then, using these results, you create a drop-down list.

Hope you'll find this information helpful!

I am trying to count certain text in a range of cells from another tab. I need to count "status" and "status date" as separate formulas for counts. I tried this but didn't work: =COUNTIF('690-JHC3 Ven 600-699'!F4:F10001,"*STATUS*")and the other =COUNTIF('690-JHC3 Ven 600-699'!F4:F10001,"*STATUS DATE*")

Appreciate the help - thanks

Hi Kim,

Try this

=COUNTIF('690-JHC3 Ven 600-699'!F4:F10001,"*"&"STATUS"&"*")

This should ensure that STATUS is counted no matter what is before or after the word.

Svetlana,

I am trying to use COUNTIF to count the output of a formula, e.g. a cell that contains a formula. The formula is a nested =IF() function.

COUNTIF however doesn't seem to see the output. For example, if other cells meet certain criteria, the output is "D". When I then use COUNTIF to count the "D"s it returns 0.

I'm familiar with COUNTIFS but I am using COUNTIF in this way to measure time and create a Gantt chart that doesn't overlap processes. If one process is going on, the cell returns "D" (for delay) and I can count that delay, via COUNTIF.

So, can I count formula outputs via COUNTIF, or is there another way to count formula outputs and/or display them differently?

Thanks!!

Lucas

Hello, Lucas,

COUNTIF should work in your case perfectly, I'm afraid the problem lies in something else. Perhaps, it is the spaces around "D". We could suggest you better, if you sent us your file with the formula to support@ablebits.com. Don't forget to include the link to this comment in your email.

Please don't worry if you have confidential information in your document, we never disclose the data we get from our customers and delete it as soon as the problem is resolved.

Hi, Please see the following chart.

A B C D E

HOUSE 4 4 - HOUSE 4 4 - HOUSE

HOUSE 4 4 - HOUSE 3 - BOX

TOY 1 1 - TOY 1 2 - SHOE

HOUSE 4 4 - HOUSE 1 - TOY

SHOE 2 2 - SHOE 2

SHOE 2 2 - SHOE

SOCK 1 1 - SOCK

HOUSE 4 4 - HOUSE

BOX 3 3 - BOX 3

BOX 3 3 - BOX

BOX 3 3 - BOX

Column A is the item, column B is the count for each reoccurrence in column A, column C is =CONCATENATE(B1," - ",A1), column D counts and removes duplicates =IF(COUNTIF($B$1:B1,B1)=1,B1,"") and column E sorts and shows how many of each. The problem I am having is it only seems to count an item with a count of "1", only once so if there is more than 1 item with one occurrence, it only counts the first one. Can you tell me what I'm doing wrong?

My formulas are as follows:

Column A (no formula)

Column B =COUNTIF($A$1:$A$11,A1)

Column C =CONCATENATE(B1," - ",A1)

Column D =IF(COUNTIF($B$1:B1,B1)=1,B1,"")

Column E =IF(ROW(A1)>COUNT($D$1:$D$11),"",INDEX($C$1:$C$11,MATCH(LARGE($D$1:$D$11,ROW(A1)),$D$1:$D$11,0)))

Thanks!

Scott

I realize this post is old and I might not get a response now, but I figure it's worth a shot since the original article helped me a lot.

I had started with the formula

=SUMPRODUCT((COUNTIF(F12:V2015,'Actividad (2) de LiCS'!C15:C2020)>0)*('Actividad (2) de LiCS'!C15:C2020""))

to count the number of unique names in a list that also occur in a list on another worksheet. I also wanted to know the number of such names associated with a particular date range, so I edited to

=SUMPRODUCT((COUNTIFS(D12:D2015,">"&(DATE(D10,1,1)),D12:D2015,"0)*('Actividad (2) de LiCS'!C15:C2020""))

and it worked great. But then I realized I also wanted to count the total number of names - even repeats - that occurred in both lists. I used the formula

{=SUMPRODUCT((COUNTIF('Actividad (2) de LiCS'!C15:C2020,F12:F2020)>0)*(F12:F2020""))}

to do so, and also worked great. But when I try to make similar "countifs" edits to specify date ranges, it returns a #VALUE! error. The edited formula I'm getting the error on is

{=SUMPRODUCT((COUNTIFS(D12:D2020,">"&(DATE(D10,7,1)),D12:D2020,"0)*(F12:F2020""))}

Any advice?

Thanks in advance!

~Marissa

I am trying to count the numbers that not equal in one column. for example

1

2

3

3

3

5

5

I am using count if but it's not working.

Hello, Sam,

if I understand your task correctly, this formula may help:

=SUM($A$1:$A$7*($A$1:$A$7<>OFFSET($A$1:$A$7,1,0))+IF($A$7=OFFSET($A$7,1,0),$A$7,0))

If it won't, and you need to exclude any number that appears more than once, feel free to try our Duplicate Remover add-in first, and then SUM function to sum the results.

Otherwise, you will need VBA code or a macro, but I'm afraid we won't be able to help you with those.

Using countif i want count time 25:00:00 to 35:00:00. can tell me the formula to solve this???

How do I create a formula that can work as a criteria range?

Here is an example.

COUNTIFS("T"&MATCH(W23,W:W,0)&":"&T23,T23,U$18:U23,U23,V$18:V23,V23,W$18:W23,W23)

Attempting to use Countif to determine month, however data range has date stamps

data example:

Row A1 "01/11/2017 08:25:44"

Row A2 "31/10/2017 12:42:16"

attempted countif:

=COUNTIF(A1:A2,"nov") produces no result???

please advise

Hello, Rich,

Please try the following formula:

=SUMPRODUCT((MONTH(A1:A2)=11)*1)

Hope it will help you.

Olá!

Gostaria fazer a contagem de células preenchidas (AI:AW), porém apenas das linhas indicadas por um critério (coluna I). É possível?

Muito obrigada!

Hello, Maria Pessoa,

Please try to use one of the following formulas:

=SUMPRODUCT(((I:I)="critério")*NOT(ISBLANK(AI:AW)))

Or

=COUNTIFS(I:I,"critério",AI:AI,"<>"&"")+COUNTIFS(I:I,"critério",AJ:AJ,"<>"&"")+COUNTIFS(I:I,"critério",AK:AK,"<>"&"")+COUNTIFS(I:I,"critério",AL:AL,"<>"&"")+COUNTIFS(I:I,"critério",AM:AM,"<>"&"")+COUNTIFS(I:I,"critério",AN:AN,"<>"&"")+COUNTIFS(I:I,"critério",AO:AO,"<>"&"")+COUNTIFS(I:I,"critério",AP:AP,"<>"&"")+COUNTIFS(I:I,"critério",AQ:AQ,"<>"&"")+COUNTIFS(I:I,"critério",AR:AR,"<>"&"")+COUNTIFS(I:I,"critério",AS:AS,"<>"&"")+COUNTIFS(I:I,"critério",AT:AT,"<>"&"")+COUNTIFS(I:I,"critério",AU:AU,"<>"&"")+COUNTIFS(I:I,"critério",AV:AV,"<>"&"")+COUNTIFS(I:I,"critério",AW:AW,"<>"&"")

Hope it will help you.

Hi,

I have a problem to find the proper formula for a sheet that trying to create.

In column A, I want the user to type the code of a customer.

That i have sorted with a data validation where only one entry is allowed.

However, only one entry per day. So the next day, the code should again be used.

CODE Date TIME

100 18/11/2017 14:55:36

100 18/11/2017 14:55:36

As you can see here, the code 100 can be used twice but that is what i would like to avoid.

The code 100 can only be used 1 time per day.

The sheet is for marketing purpose where the transportation expenses of a visiting customer is paid back. But only one time per day of course.

Is there a way, if possible with a data validation where i can enter a code to have a validation based upon a one time per day entry ?

Or one time 100 per day entry but the following day 100 is again usable but also then only 1 time.

I have been struggling with this issue now for 2 days and i simply can not find it.

Thanks ever so much for the support.

Eric

Hello,

Please create a custom Data Validation rule for column A using this formula:

=COUNTIFS(A:A,A1,B:B,B1)<=1

Hope it will help you.

Hi,

I have made a few unsuccessful attempts at making a formula to count pairs of cells based on specific criteria. I need to make a formula that will count how many pairs of cells meet the criteria. For example, if A1=2 and A34=1, then it will count that as 1 pair. Upwards of 12 pairs of cells will need to be accounted for, and I cannot select a range of cells because cell pairs are far apart.

Thanks for your help

Hello,

For me to understand the problem better, please send me a small sample workbook with your source data and the result you expect to get to support@ablebits.com. Please don't worry if you have confidential information there, we never disclose the data we get from our customers and delete it as soon as the problem is resolved.

Please also don't forget to include the link to this comment into your email.

I'll look into your task and try to help.

Hello, I want to count qualifications. Column A has the number of days a qualification is good for, Column B has the date the qualification was completed. I want to take today's date - date qualification completed and count if it is less than the day value in Column B. Can you help?

Hello,

For me to understand the problem better, please send me a small sample workbook with your source data and the result you expect to get to support@ablebits.com. Please don't worry if you have confidential information there, we never disclose the data we get from our customers and delete it as soon as the problem is resolved.

Please also don't forget to include the link to this comment into your email.

I'll look into your task and try to help.

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Need Help

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1 2 3 4

Alpha 1 Alpha 3 ? ? ?

Beta 1 Beta ? ? ? ?

Gama 1 Gama ? ? ? ?

Beta 2

Gama 3

Gama 4 Formullae required How "3" Comes In Alpha 1

Alpha 1

Beta 2

Gama 1

Beta 4

Gama 4

Beta 3

Beta 4

Gama 1

Gama 2

Alpha 1

Beta 1

Hello,

For me to understand the problem better, please send me a small sample workbook with your source data and the result you expect to get to support@ablebits.com. Please don't worry if you have confidential information there, we never disclose the data we get from our customers and delete it as soon as the problem is resolved.

Please also don't forget to include the link to this comment into your email.

I'll look into your task and try to help.

I would like to count non-empty cells, but using the count if formula, it also counts the empty ones because they have a formula that return a value of nothing/blank/empty. How to make excel not to count these formulated empty cells?

Hello,

Please try the following formula:

=SUMPRODUCT(--(A:A<>""))

Hope it will help you.

Hello,

could you please help to fix my formula? something is not working here

=COUNTIFS($K$20:$K$734,"????????",$D$20:$D$734,"*.08.*")

where i have a table for date in text format (.08.), and another column where added some text. basically i need count how many cases in column K from the 8th month

Hello,

Actually, your formula for is correct, if it doesn't work, most likely there's something wrong in your table.

If you still require our assistance, please send us your workbook with the data and the result you expect to get to support@ablebits.com. Please don't worry if you have confidential information there, we never disclose the data we get from our customers and delete it as soon as the problem is resolved.

Don't forget to include the link to this comment into your email.

We'll look into your task and try to help.

PLEASE PLEASE HELP!

If I want to count or sum a COLUMN, I can do =sum(F:F) for column F

Let's say cell A1 has F in it,

How can I reference A1 to do sum (so I can change that cell to do different columns like G, H, I, J).

I tried like =sum(&A1&:&A1&) but that doesn't help - I was hoping that would calculate as = sum(F:F)

Thanks!!!!

Hello,

Please try the following formula:

=SUM(INDIRECT(A1&":"&A1))

Hope it will help you.

i want count for example how many (+) in an excel function in a cell

A1=4+5+6+7

so the count will be 3

is there a a function for that ?

or to count how many characters will be calculated

for the same example it will be 4

I'm trying to set formula to keep track of wire by feet. B2 does not have a figure but will have one and B2 will change as wire is depleted. I want B2 to subtract entries in cells B3:B27 and show the balance of feet on hand in B2. I've put in formulas for subtracting but I can't put a formula in B2 while keeping the balance of wire in that same cell B2. HELP!

I have 2 columns of data. Column A contains a date. Column B contains a temperature. Temperature measurements are made several times each day, so several rows will have the same date. I'm trying to determine how many unique days a specific temperature is reached. So, if a temperature is reached several times during the same day, it should only count as "1" occurrence.

how can i use wild cards for numbers

HELP PLS! I have a list of dates in Coulmn L and then a list of dates in Cloumn M. I want to be able calculate network days between L:L and M:M and if the difference is 3 don’t count. I then want to sum all the 1’s! I would like to do this all in one formula and without a helper column if possible. I have over the 1000 dates in column L and the same in coulmn M. Is this possible?

Please help with my formula. I'm trying to get a total number in a cell based on text in a cell range (2 different parameters). My formula is as follows: =IF(COUNTIF(G3:G30, "Complete") < 1,(G3:G30, "Terminated") < 1,0, COUNTIF(G3:G30, "Complete")(G3:G30, "Terminated")) It is not working correctly. Any idea what I'm doing wrong? Thank you.

Helllo - Please can you assist.

I am currently using the following formula and when there is nothing to display it shows a 0 how do I change the formula to show blank instead of 0

=COUNTIF(Table1113[@[CCN1]:[Plant & Appliances in Non Domestic Premises]],">"&TODAY())

many thanks

I would use the following to hide 0 results:

=if(COUNTIF(Table1113[@[CCN1]:[Plant & Appliances in Non Domestic Premises]],">"&TODAY())=0,"",COUNTIF(Table1113[@[CCN1]:[Plant & Appliances in Non Domestic Premises]],">"&TODAY()))

I am sure there are better answers than this, but it works for me.

i want to fine a value for a cell based on database

number value need ?

5 1 5 what is value

8 2

2 3

Hello, Sameer,

It looks like the VLOOKUP function will work for you.

Please find more information about VLOOKUP in this article.

please help... my professor asked as to count the name of anne so we make the formula =countif(A1:A12,"*anne*") but we need to make the string color green when the excel counts the name anne... what formula should we use? please i need answer in this confusing activity

Hi Paula,

To color cells or entire rows based on a cell value, you need to create a conditional formatting rule with a formula. In your case, the formula is as follows:

=SEARCH("anne", $A1)>0

The detailed steps to create a rule can be found here:

How to create a conditional formatting based on formula

Hi,

Need to count the days in Excel between two values in the same column.

For EX: How to count the value between less than 15 and greater than 30 days

how do I get countif to count the value in a cell, i.e. if the cell references another cell or is a formula, "=H40" countif will not count the value in the cell, but only what is written in the cell. How do I work around this???

will yes counties does work on some formulas but not the one I am interested in

=COUNTIFS($H$50:$L$50,"=10")

will not count the output of

=TEXTJOIN("",TRUE,IFERROR(MID(H49,ROW(INDIRECT("1:100")),1)+0,""))

there are values in the cells that countif just does not see and all I get is zero.

found the problem numbers were being stored as text

Hi Can you assist,

I am using a countif formula and want to include indirect to count the number of "P" between 2 dates. I have this formula working but cant seem to get to work using indirect as get #value I want to use indirect as I have several similar sheets and just want 1 summary page.

Working formula not using indirect

=COUNTIFS(Sample!6:6,">="&B5,Sample!6:6,"="&B5),(INDIRECT("'"&$G$2&"'!"&$C6,"<="&C5),(INDIRECT("'"&$G$2&"'!"&$C8),I$7)))

G2=Sheetname which one is called sample

C6=6:6

C8=8:8

B5=From date

B6=To date

I7=P

Thanks

Matt

Having only iPads and iPhones to use, I am working with spreadsheets using Google Sheets and have found most Excel formulas will work but, of course, cannot employ any menus Control, Alt, etc. key strokes in any answer you may give and instead need actual complete formulas. Right now I have three spreadsheet problems for which I cannot seem to find answers. Please see if you can help.

Problem 1:

Column B contains a numeric value of last week’s game level for a player.

Column F contains the numeric value of this week’s game level for a player.

Both columns contain 30 rows (there are 30 players).

I want to count the number of players who improved (or went up one or more) levels between the two weeks, so I want to compare each cell in F with its corresponding cell in B and only want to count the player if F1 is greater than B1, F2 is greater than B2, and so on for every player. I have been trying every Count, Countif, Countifs, CountA, etc. for weeks now and cannot seem to be able to find a working formula that will compare the numeric value of two columns and then count only those showing a greater value. Please help.

Problem 2:

I create a new spreadsheet every week with 6 tabs containing different information and often one tab (or sheet) pulls data from another tab (sheet) ... so I know how to use formulas like =‘3/1/18 Tasks’!$D$8 to copy a number or text from one tab (sheet) to another. Regarding this use, I cannot seem to figure out how to pull data from last week’s sheets into this week’s sheets.

For example, when I copy this week, named 3/6/18, set of sheets and then rename it to 3/13/18 and also rename all tabs with the new date just as I do every week, it will return “#ERROR!” and explains I have a “Formula parse error.” whenever I try to pull a number from last week with the formula: =‘3/6/18 Summary’!$F$5. (Same messages whether or not I use $.)

I know that for many years there was no way to do this in Sheets even though it could be done in Excel. Google Sheets has consistently added more complex features and formulas to compete with Excel because issues arose such as mine. Surely, there is now a way to do what I want by now, but I have not yet found it. Do you know of a solution?

Problem 3:

This problem is also due to my changing the dates each week.

One of my tabs (sheets) each week contains an ongoing record of our Weekly Team Performance where there are 52 to 53 rows starting with Column A containing Weekly Dates and the other columns containing various totals for each week such as Average Points Per Player, Place, Total Team Points, League Rank, Rank Bonus, etc.

A previous tab each week has tabulated various Summary data for the week for many of the headings on the Performance tab (sheet). If I try to use =‘3/6/18 Summary’!$F$5 in a cell on the Performance tab (sheet), it will pull the data correctly. However, when the next week arrives, any formula like this automatically updates to the new date with which I renamed the spreadsheet, resulting in a “#REF!” error with an explanation of “Unresolved sheet name ‘3/6/18 Summary’.” and any resultant cell data being lost. This has meant that if I want to retain the prior week’s data I cannot use such a formula and instead must re-enter the data from the Summary tab (sheet) into the Performance tab (sheet) so I can retain the weekly data values. This is time consuming. Is there a way around this?

Sorry, if I am only supposed to present one problem at a time but this is the first time I have found a site where someone actually seems to be actively responding and helping individuals instead of only replying with canned responses or not at all. The last two problems have been bugging me for years. I would be greatly appreciative of someone’s response to these and a workable formula for Problem 1.

I'm trying to be able to take a column and count unique values (non-duplicates) and not count blanks. Haven't found the formula yet.

Ex. We assign ID numbers to each rqst submitted. I keep track on a spreadsheet. Each # may be used for multiple locations so they can appear more than once. I want to know how many unique ID#s I have and not count the blank cells (that are holding for new data to be entered).

Hello

"If you want to count cells that contain an actual operator as part of the cell's contents, i.e. the characters ">", "<" or "=", then use a wildcard character with the operator in the criteria." It saved my life. Thank you

I'm having trouble with a formula. I have =IF(COUNTIF(C2:C6,C2)=5,"YES","NO") and it works beautifully, except that I also need the result cell to remain blank if any of the cells C2:C6 are left blank. Help?

So I was wondering if and how you can set the criteria of COUNTIF so that one row equals another? Meaning I want to count B2:B100 if it equals A2:A100, in other words counting how many times column B equals column A in the same row.

In column C, I would add an if statement.

if(A2=B2,1,0) then AutoSum (or countif) column C.

Just found a better (quicker) way!!!

=SUMPRODUCT(0+(A2:A15=B2:B15))

Thanks, Barry! https://superuser.com/a/846065

Hi,

I'm trying to count if there was growth in a period and how much time the growth has sustained. So I need to start my count in a values greater than 0 to determine the length of time. My problem is, starting a count on the first negative number in a column determined by time, not counting every positive number in the same time series.

I'm working on a project and need to use greather or lesser than in the same Countif statement, can anyone help me can't seem to get it right.

For some reason the COUNTIF formula with dates isn't working on my spreadsheet. Say I have a list of dates in M/DD/YYYY format across multiple rows and columns. I want to use a formula to count how many of those dates fall into a particular week.

A B C D

1 4/26/2018 5/08/2018 5/15/2018 5/17/2018

2 4/26/2018

3 4/24/2018

4 4/26/2018 5/15/2018

5 4/24/2018

6 4/30/2018 5/16/2018

7 4/23/2018 4/30/2018 5/17/2018 5/14/2018

=COUNTIFS(A1:D7,">=&4/20/2018",A1:D7,"<&4/30/2018")

It should return 7, right? So why is it returning 13? I use the "&" because otherwise the value returns a 0. I'd appreciate the help.

Jon:

Does your Excel version support COUNTIFS? I use COUNTIFS for this and got the correct number which is 6.

=COUNTIFS(O23:R29,">=4/20/18",O23:R29,"<4/30/18")

When I changed the second criteria to be "<=4/30/18" the result is 8.

IFEOLUWA AKINNLO W/D ENGINEER

RAWLINGS U UWUIM BRC OPERATOR

JIMOH ISHMAEL AD W/D OPERATOR

AKANDU OKECHUKWU ELE Electrician

HENRY EYO DAVIS ELE Electrician

JOHN ETIM W/D OPERATOR

FRANKLIN IGHOROD ELE HOD

LASISI OLADIPUPO ELE D.G OP

ALEX ADEWOLE W/D OPERATOR

JIMOH RASAQ W/D OPERATOR

ADELEKE KAZEEM BRC OPERATOR

I WANT TO COUNT HOW MANY OPERATOR PRESENT DATE WISE. USING COUNTIF FUNCTION.

Dillip:

If the data is in the range A2:C27 the formula in D2 looks like:

=COUNTIF(A2:C27,"Operator")

Hey would anyone know how to use COUNTIF to compare two columns of data - dates, only counting IF the first column date is proir to the second? 30,000 data points so I cannot do it manually

Nick:

I think this is what you're looking for:

=COUNTIF(E6,">"&D6)

Where the dates are in columns E and D beginning in row 6 enter this in column F.

I would like to make count of repeats in a column where another cell is blank.

Example

Number of times orange repeating where price of orange is $0.5

Another example

Number of times persons visited Dubai from Japan

Name Visited to from which country

ABC1 Dubai Japan

ABC2 Paris Japan

ABC3 Dubai China

ABC4 London Japan

ABC5 Dubai Japan

Here the answer is 2

How to compare a condition between two table using COUNTIF function?

I mean suppose I have a column containing 'responsible party' name and another one 'rectification status'. How can I search for a condition between them using COUNTIF function?

Hi All,

=COUNTIFS(G:G, "12345",F:F, "Entry",E:E, "=500")

This formula counts well for the occurrence of the number 12345 with respect to the matching value in column E and F as mentioned in the formula.

But to make the formula worked for the next number below 12345, how will I point the next cell in this formula for the column G.

Basically I need mention the cell (G) instead of number in this formula. Tried many ways.. cudnt win.

Please help.

How can I use COUNTIF to check for duplicated entries in excel?

For example, if I have this the file below, how can CountIF show where the same STAN duplicates.

STAN Output

1234

2345

1234

5678

890

5678

6930

Edozie:

Where the STAN data is in A2:A8 the formula is:

=COUNTIF($A$2:$A$8,A2)>1 then copy it down the column.