# How to use Excel COUNTIFS and COUNTIF with multiple criteria

The tutorial explains how to use COUNTIFS and COUNTIF formulas with multiple criteria in Excel based on AND as well as OR logic. You will find a number of examples for different data types - numbers, dates, text, wildcard characters, non-blank cells and more.

Of all Excel functions, COUNTIFS and COUNTIF are probably most often mixed up because they look very much alike and both are purposed for counting cells based on the specified criteria.

The difference is that COUNTIF is designed for counting cells with a single condition in one range, whereas COUNTIFS can evaluate different criteria in the same or in different ranges. The aim of this tutorial is to demonstrate different approaches and help you choose the most efficient formula for each particular task.

## Excel COUNTIFS function - syntax and usage

The Excel COUNTIFS function counts cells across multiple ranges based on one or several conditions. The function is available in Excel 2019, 2016, 2013, Excel 2010, and Excel 2007, so you can use the below examples in any Excel version.

### COUNTIFS syntax

The syntax of the COUNTIFS function is as follows:

COUNTIFS(criteria_range1, criteria1, [criteria_range2, criteria2]…)
• criteria_range1 (required) - defines the first range to which the first condition (criteria1) shall be applied.
• criteria1 (required) - sets the condition in the form of a numbercell referencetext stringexpression or another Excel function. The criteria defines which cells shall be counted and can be expressed as 10, "<=32", A6, "sweets".
• [criteria_range2, criteria2]… (optional) - these are additional ranges and their associated criteria. You can specify up to 127 range/criteria pairs in your formulas.

In fact, you don't have to remember the syntax of the COUNTIF function by heart. Microsoft Excel will display the function's arguments as soon as you start typing; the argument you are entering at the moment is highlighted in bold.

### Excel COUNTIFS - things to remember!

1. You can use the COUNTIFS function in Excel to count cells in a single range with a single condition as well as in multiple ranges with multiple conditions. If the latter, only those cells that meet all of the specified conditions are counted.
2. Each additional range must have the same number of rows and columns as the first range (criteria_range1 argument).
3. Both contiguous and non-contiguous ranges are allowed.
4. If the criteria is a reference to an empty cell, the COUNTIFS function treats it as a zero value (0).
5. You can use the wildcard characters in criteria - asterisk (*) and question mark (?). See this example for full details.

## How to use COUNTIFS and COUNTIF with multiple criteria in Excel

Below you will find a number of formula examples that demonstrate how to use the COUNTIFS and COUNTIF functions in Excel to evaluate multiple conditions.

### How to count cells with multiple criteria (AND logic)

This scenario is the easiest one, since the COUNTIFS function in Excel is designed to count only those cells for which all of the specified conditions are TRUE. We call it the AND logic, because Excel's AND function works this way.

#### Formula 1. COUNTIFS formula with multiple criteria

Suppose you have a product list like shown in the screenshot below. You want to get a count of items that are in stock (value in column B is greater than 0) but have not been sold yet (value is column C is equal to 0).

The task can be accomplished by using this formula:

`=COUNTIFS(B2:B7,">0", C2:C7,"=0")`

And the count is 2 ("Cherries" and "Lemons"):

#### Formula 2. COUNTIFS formula with the same criteria

When you want to count items with identical criteria, you still need to supply each criteria_range / criteria pair individually.

For example, here's the right formula to count items that have 0 both in column B and column C:

`=COUNTIFS(\$B\$2:\$B\$7,"=0", \$C\$2:\$C\$7,"=0")`

This COUNTIFS formula returns 1 because only "Grapes" have "0" value in both columns.

Using a simpler formula with a single criteria_range like COUNTIFS(B2:C7,"=0") would yield a different result - the total count of cells in the range B2:C7 containing a zero (which is 4 in this example).

### How to count cells with multiple criteria (OR logic)

As you have seen in the above examples, counting cells that meet all of the specified criteria is easy because the COUNTIFS function is designed to work this way.

But what if you want to count cells for which at least one of the specified conditions is TRUE, i.e. based on the OR logic? Overall, there are two ways to do this - by adding up several COUNTIF formulas or using a SUM COUNTIFS formula with an array constant.

#### Formula 1. Add up two or more COUNTIF or COUNITFS formulas

In the table below, supposing you want to count orders with the "Cancelled" and "Pending" status. To have it doen, you can simply write 2 regular Countif formulas and add up the results:

`=COUNTIF(\$C\$2:\$C\$11,"Cancelled") + COUNTIF(\$C\$2:\$C\$11,"Pending")`

In case each of the functions is supposed to evaluate more than one condition, use COUNTIFS instead of COUNTIF. For example, to get the count of "Cancelled" and "Pending" orders for "Apples" use this formula:

`=COUNTIFS(\$A\$2:\$A\$11, "Apples", \$C\$2:\$C\$11,"Cancelled") + COUNTIFS(\$A\$2:\$A\$11, "Apples", \$C\$2:\$C\$11,"Pending")`

#### Formula 2. SUM COUNTIFS with an array constant

In situations when you have to evaluate a lot of criteria, the above approach is not the best way to go because your formula would grow too big in size. To perform the same calculations in a more compact formula, list all of your criteria in an array constant, and supply that array to the criteria argument of the COUNTIFS function. To get the total count, embed COUNTIFS inside the SUM function, like this:

SUM(COUNTIFS(range,{"criteria1","criteria2","criteria3",…}))

In our sample table, to count orders with the status "Cancelled" or "Pending" or "In transit", the formula would go as follows:

`=SUM(COUNTIFS(\$C\$2:\$C\$11, {"cancelled", "pending", "in transit"}))`

In a similar manner, you can count cells based on two or more criteria_range / criteria pairs. For instance, to get the number of "Apples" orders that are "Cancelled" or "Pending" or "In transit", use this formula:

`=SUM(COUNTIFS(\$A\$2:\$A\$11,"apples",\$C\$2:\$C\$11,{"cancelled","pending","in transit"}))`

You can find a few more ways to count cells with OR logic in this tutorial: Excel COUNTIF and COUNTIFS with OR conditions.

### How to count numbers between 2 specified numbers

By and large, COUNTIFS formulas for numbers fall into 2 categories - based on several conditions (explained in the above examples) and between the two values you specify. The latter can be accomplished in two ways - by using the COUNTIFS function or by subtracting one COUNTIF from another.

#### Formula 1. COUNTIFS to count cells between two numbers

To find out how many numbers between 5 and 10 (not including 5 and 10) are contained in cells C2 through C10, use this formula:

=COUNTIFS(C2:C10,">5", C2:C10,"<10")

To include 5 and 10 in the count, use the "greater than or equal to" and "less than or equal to" operators:

=COUNTIFS(B2:B10,">=5", B2:B10,"<=10")

#### Formula 2. COUNTIF formulas to count numbers between X and Y

The same result can be achieved by subtracting one Countif formula from another. The first one counts how many numbers are greater than the lower bound value (5 in this example). The second formula returns the count of numbers that are greater than the upper bound value (10 in this case). The difference between the first and second number is the result you are looking for.

• =COUNTIF(C2:C10,">5")-COUNTIF(C2:C10,">=10") - counts how many numbers greater than 5 and less than 10 are in the range C2:C10. This formula will return the same count as shown in the screenshot above.
• =COUNTIF(C2:C10, ">=5")-COUNTIF(C2:C10, ">10") - the formula counts how many numbers between 5 and 10 are in the range C2:C10, including 5 and 10.

### How to use cell references in COUNTIFS formulas

When using logical operators such as ">", "<", "<=" or ">=" together with cell references in your Excel COUNTIFS formulas, remember to enclose the operator in "double quotes" and
add an ampersand (&) before a cell reference to construct a text string.

In a sample dataset below, let's count "Apples" orders with amount greater than \$200. With criteria_range1 in cells A2:A11 and criteria_range2 in B2:B11, you can use this formula:

`=COUNTIFS(\$A\$2:\$A\$11, "Apples", \$B\$2:\$B\$11, ">200")`

Or, you can input your criteria values in certain cells, say F1 and F2, and reference those cells in your formula:

`=COUNTIFS(\$A\$2:\$A\$11, \$F\$1, \$B\$2:\$B\$11, ">"&\$F\$2)`

Please notice the use of absolute cell references both in the criteria and criteria_range arguments, which prevents the formula from being broken when copied to other cells.

For more information about the use of an ampersand in COUNTIF and COUNTIFS formulas, please see Excel COUNTIF - frequently asked questions.

### How to use COUNTIFS with wildcard characters

In Excel COUNTIFS formulas, you can use the following wildcard characters:

• Question mark (?) - matches any single character, use it to count cells starting and/or ending with certain characters.
• Asterisk (*) - matches any sequence of characters, you use it to count cells containing a specified word or a character(s) as part of the cell's contents.
Tip. If you want to count cells with an actual question mark or asterisk, type a tilde (~) before an asterisk or question mark.

Now let's see how you can use a wildcard char in real-life COUNTIFS formulas in Excel. Suppose, you have a list of projects in column A. You wish to know how many projects are already assigned to someone, i.e. have any name in column B. And because we are learning how to use the COUNTIFS function with multiple criteria, let's add a second condition - the End Date in column D should also be set.

Here is the formula that works a treat:

=COUNTIFS(B2:B10,"*",D2:D10,"<>"&""))

Please note, you cannot use a wildcard character in the 2nd criteria because you have dates rather that text values in column D. That is why, you use the criteria that finds non-blank cells: "<>"&""

### COUNTIFS and COUNTIF with multiple criteria for dates

The COUNTIFS and COUNTIF formulas you use for dates are very much similar to the above formulas for numbers.

#### Example 1. Count dates in a specific date range

To count the dates that fall in a certain date range, you can also use either a COUNTIFS formula with two criteria or a combination of two COUNTIF functions.

For example, the following formulas count the number of dates in cells C2 through C10 that fall between 1-Jun-2014 and 7-Jun-2014, inclusive:

`=COUNTIFS(C2:C9, ">=6/1/2014", C2:C9, "<=6/7/2014")`

`=COUNTIF(C2:C9, ">=6/1/2014") - COUNTIF(C2:C9, ">6/7/2014")`

#### Example 2. Count dates with multiple conditions

In the same manner, you can use a COUNTIFS formula to count the number of dates in different columns that meet 2 or more conditions. For instance, the below formula will find out how many products were purchased after the 20th of May and delivered after the 1st of June:

`=COUNTIFS(C2:C9, ">5/1/2014", D2:D9, ">6/7/2014")`

#### Example 3. Count dates with multiple conditions based on the current date

You can use Excel's TODAY() function in combination with COUNTIF to count dates based on the current date.

For example, the following COUNTIF formula with two ranges and two criteria will tell you how many products have already been purchased but not delivered yet.

`=COUNTIFS(C2:C9, "<"&TODAY(), D2:D9, ">"&TODAY())`

This formula allows for many possible variations. For instance, you can tweak it to count how many products were purchased more than a week ago and are not delivered yet:

`=COUNTIFS(C2:C9, "<="&TODAY()-7, D2:D9, ">"&TODAY())`

This is how you count cells with multiple criteria in Excel. I hope you will find these examples helpful. Anyway, I thank you for reading and hope to see you on our blog next week!

### 1,210 Responses to "How to use Excel COUNTIFS and COUNTIF with multiple criteria"

1. Kaiser says:

Dear Svetlana,

Greetings, we meet again. I was trying to put a formula by using COUNTIFS, but it is coming with Error that too many arguments. Can you please advise.

A B C
Details Payment Authority to Waive
Bill 5000 If the value in B2 is less than 5000 then
Manager, more than 5000 than General Manager,
more than 10000 it will be Director.
Late Fine 6000 The value will show Manager

2. Kaiser says:

Dear Svetlana,

Greetings, we meet again. I was trying to put a formula by using COUNTIFS, but it is coming with Error that too many arguments. Can you please advise.

A B C
Details Payment Authority to Waive
Bill 5000 If the value in B2 is less than 5000 then it will
show Manager, more than 5000 it will show General
Manager, more than 10000 it will show Director.
Late Fine 6000 The values will select/show and will show Manager
Total 11000 The values will select/show and will show Director

Thank you for the advise. Have a nice day.

Kaiser

• Excel Solver says:

This can be solved by IF function (not CountIF).

3. Kaiser says:

Sorry seems like posted several times. Apologise.

4. Angori says:

Hello,
I need a formula linke

=COUNTIF(\$C\$2:\$C\$11,"Apple") + COUNTIF(\$C\$2:\$C\$11,"5Orange")

but I need to count the "5Orange" as 5 not 1.

For example if I have in A2 Apple and in B2 5Orange, I want the formula to give me the result of 6.

Is there anyway I could could count the 5Orange as 5.

• Excel Solver says:

=COUNTIF(\$C\$2:\$C\$11,"Apple") + (5*COUNTIF(\$C\$2:\$C\$11,"5Orange"))

• Need Countif Help says:

Good Morning,

I need a countifs function that allows me to compare two columns of data and count how many time one words is associated with a word in the first column. Basically I need to count how many people in a particular company have the title "director" but my list is of 1,000 companies. So, if column A is company and Column B are the varying titles, I need to know for each company how many directors they have based off the titles listed in B.
I feel like I will need some kind of array formula? Maybe Vlookup too? idk

5. Ardnos says:

Okay I have a survey where respondents can check multiple boxes of various errors found. When it imported into excel it puts these responses into one cell for each case under one column.

One case entry can have multiple categorical answers (or no findings at all) all located on a single cell. Example: Not addressing OWL or NHL screens; Failed to explain how income was calculated; Actual versus Anticipated

I am needing to be able to just look at each piece individually, for example just the Actual versus Anticipated. How do I do a count were it will identify that answer. Right now all I am identifying is when it was the only finding selected. It is not picking up and counting that answer when multiple items have been selected.

6. Kay says:

Hello, can you please help me with this. Im trying to find a formula when "open" is entered in example cell B1 it would calculate the date + 2 days entered in a1 in c3.

• Hi Kay,

Here you go:
=IF(B1="open", A1+2)

If the date does not display correctly in the formula cell, be sure to set the desired Date format to it.

7. Sue says:

Hi

I have a spread sheet that consist of a reporting period, a document type and a keyword.

I am trying to do a bar graph that auto changes when information is added.

reporting period is 2017-Q1, 2017-Q2, the document type will always be "Initial Event Notification" and the Keywords are what need to be counted : near miss, injury, breach.

so i figured out the below is the info i am wanting.

countif reporting period = (2017-Q1) & document type = (Initial Event Notification) & keyword = (Injury).

I just havent used excel formulas for a while and am not getting my head around it today.

8. Sreeja says:

Hi!

Following is one of the report formats that i need help with :

Status ColoumnA ColoumnB

9. Sreeja says:

Hi !

I need help with the following report :

Status ColoumnA ColoumnB ColoumnC

Prd.sold A c
On hold B
Prd.Tran A
Prd.sold B

I need to understand whether can we use countif condition to check how many prod.sold and On hold customers have opted for ColoumnA product ?

• Excel Solver says:

=SUM(COUNTIFS(A2:A8,{"Prd.Sold","OnHold"},B2:B8,"A"))

10. Ali Hassan says:

Can i use criteria average with criteria sum in rule if
I have some workers' salaries and I want to use a class to find out how many classes are in the category of 200, how many are in the category of 100, how many are in the category of 50, how many are in the category of 20, how many are in the category of 10, 5 and how many of the 1 category

11. Ajit Phape says:

I am to insert serial number to each output (tick mark only) which is a result of this formula; =IF(AND(E11>=1,F11=0),"a",""). The formula is a output for those households whose educational credentials meets my requirements. And I pick those households for my selection. Those with "Nil" output need not count as they are not necessary.

Regards

12. Tomás Sarlangue says:

Hi, Can I refer to a cell with text to avoid typing the text for a second condition? Instead of typing the name of employees that match, I'd like to refer to a cell with that name, so I can copy and paste the formula for the names of the other employees. I hope you understand what I need! thanks
Tomás

• Tomás Sarlangue says:

Sorry, my mistake! it can be done without any problem!! sorry again.

13. Edward Ocampo says:

Trying to add countifs from two sheets in a workbook to a third sheet in the same workbook but I get zero.
Function below.

=COUNTIFS('sheet1 Data'!\$A:\$A,Tracker!A3,'sheet1 Data'!\$J:\$J,Tracker!C\$2)+COUNTIFS('sheet2 Data'!\$A:\$A,Tracker!A3,'sheet2 Data'!\$J:\$J,Tracker!C\$2)

Column A represent Date Range
Cell A3 represents the date value
Column C represent Value Range
Cell C2 represents the value

• Edward Ocampo says:

Hi!
Never mind. Function is working.. thank you.

14. krish says:

hi mam if we have age and gender in a single cell how can we count only gender out of it please help me out.i mean only male or female

15. Dan says:

Hi!

I am trying to count two things. (1) which of my customers from January ordered more boxes in February than in January, but excluding customers from February who were not customers in January. Cells a2:a51 list all my customers by name. Cells b2:b51 lists the amount of boxes purchased in January. Cells c2:c51 lists the amount of boxes purchased in February. When using Countifs, I can't figure out how to make the Criteria conditional. I tried using: =countifs(b:2:b51,">0",b:2:b51,">a2:a51"), but that doesn't seem to work. Any advice?

(2) Count the number of customers I lost in February (i.e. customers who purchased boxes in January but none in February). I tried =countifs(a2:a51,">0",b2:b51,"<1") I noticed that works if I have a 0 value in the b2:b51 range. Any way I can make the count work if the value in column b is Blank?

Thank you!!

16. Gulzar Ahmed says:

Thanks I got much help nothing words to express

17. Junaid Tayyab says:

Hi

I wanted to count in Column "C" when two conditions are met from column "A" and Column "B", like A:A="W" and B:B="KK" count from row "C". Data is

Freq Name Value
D KK 3
D KK 3
D LL 3
W KK 3
W LL 3

• Hi, Junaid,

you can try this one:
=COUNTIFS(A2:A6,"W",B2:B6,"KK")

if you take a closer look at this point of the article above, you'll understand how the part of the formula works.

18. Vikas Kumar says:

Hi ,

I am trying to find a count of a particular Numnber or Letter in a row , i am writing the query but its giving me 0...can you advsie

• Barbara Lewis says:

I am a desperate beginner and am very "stuck"

BACKGROUND
STEP 1: I have counted 300 trees in our settlement. Each tree was listed by species in Column B. Each tree's health was rated on a scale of 1-5 ion column E.
STEP 2:
I was able to countif and identified 25 species.

MY QUESTION
I want to learn, by species, how many received each health rating, the scale of 1-5.
I think I need countifs, but cannot make that work. Please please help me. Thanks

I have read a book and viewed tutorials, so have tried hard to figure this out on my own.

19. Vikas Kumar says:

Hi ,

I am trying to find a count of a particular Number or Letter in a row , i am writing the query but its giving me 0...can you advise

20. Jules says:

On sheet one I have date joined organisation followed by benefit claimed.
One sheet 2 I have the quarterly date range that I need totals for.
Say Date joined is column A sheet 1, Benefit is column B sheet 1
Date I'm calculating from is cell A1 sheet 2 and Date to is cell A2, sheet 2

I need to know how I can calculate the number of times a specific benefit (say EI or JSA) is listed for people who have joined the organisation within the set date parameters on sheet 2.

21. zelda says:

Good day

i need to count the sum of h7:h21 if d21>0 and then count the sum of h21:h22 if d22>0 and count h22:h52 if d52>0

my problem is that there is no constant cell but constant columns.
The values in the cells in column d will always vary.

can you please assist.

22. Kat says:

I'm trying to figure out how to count the following formula:

If an "l" is in the middle column below AND the date falls between 9/11/17 and 9/26/17 sum the amount of the numbers in column 3 that meet the criteria. The information I'm using in below. I've tried several formulas none of which work.

Here are two that I've tried:
1. =COUNTIF(amount,IF(values="l",AND(date,">="&start,"="&start,date,"<="&end+COUNTIF(values,"l"))

The answer should be 29, but if you change the date to a date that is out of range the total does not change, it stays at 29.

date ranges amount
9/10/2017 l 1
9/14/2017 l 2
9/15/2017 m 6
9/10/2012 l 4
9/14/2017 h 3
9/15/2017 l 10
9/9/2017 l 6
9/17/2017 l 8

23. Kat says:

Thanks in advance for whoever can assist

• Hi, Kat,

supposing that your table starts from A1, you need to use the following array formula (it should be entered by pressing Ctrl+Shift+Enter on your keyboard instead of just "Enter"):
=SUM(\$C\$2:\$C\$9*(\$B\$2:\$B\$9="l")*(\$A\$2:\$A\$9>=DATEVALUE("9/11/2017"))*(\$A\$2:\$A\$9<=DATEVALUE("9/26/2017")))

Hope this solves the task!

24. charles says:

Hi

I have a table which shows the gradings for each time estates are inspected ; 'Gold', 'Silver', or 'Bronze'.

I want to know how to count many time the estate rating (Column C) changes from Gold, to Silver or Bronze for each block (column A) on So, for example, on row 9 the estate rating for Ian Mikardo Way, Amersham Road RG4, inspected on 26/06/17, changed from Gold to Silver compared to the previous inspection on 13/04/17.

Thanks for any help you can give

Block (A) Inspection Date(b) Estate Rating (C)

Ian Mikardo Way,
Amersham Road RG4 13/04/2017 Gold

Ian Mikardo Way,
Amersham Road RG4 26/06/2017 Silver

25. Jared says:

Can the countifs formula count between a date rage with two additional criteria? For example: I have a table that list product by type (industrial, apparel, ect.) in column A, the status (completed, late, on hold, ect.) in column B, and the date entered. I want to be able to count how many apparel products had the late status in June.

26. Asif says:

Hello Svetlana
I have 2 columns, 1st contains date and 2nd condition,
I want to count the number of cells contains date range 01-01-2015 to 31-12-2015 with condition A, please help.....

27. William says:

How do I create a formula for the criteria range in a countifs function?

28. Adam Baker says:

I have one file, it has 3 systems associated to it so it is listed 3 times. Once I have sent all 3 systems for comments I want it to count as 1 as the 1 file has been sent for comments and is complete. So I have currently 1 merged cell for the file and 3 single cells for the systems but I would like it to know when all systems are sent for comments so that I don't need a merged cell, it just counts as 1 once all systems for that filename are sent for comments...not so easy I know but maybe someone can help!

29. aas1354 says:

I have a formula which is like this

=COUNTIFS('sheet1 '!W:W,">0",'sheet1 '!A:A,"Truck")

which is count all data in column W (sheet1) larger than 0, which are called Truck in column A.

Now, I want this formula to read the same information but by consider a range of dates in between 1st of October to 15th (I have dates in Column B in sheet1).

I now, may I can add to countifs, But not sure about it.

30. Jaime Manale says:

I am trying to add the number of Job Titles (Column C) and their Status - Open, Filled (Column B).

I have tried Count if and subtracting the data but it doesn't seem to be working.

=COUNTIF(C11:C67,"CSR",+ B11:B60,"O")
How can I get the number of CSRs that are open between Column C and B?

• Hello, Jaime Manale,

Please try the following formula:

=COUNTIFS(C11:C67,"CSR",B11:B67,"O")

31. SVS says:

Data sheet below,
A B
1 Student Name Date
2 Mr. X 11/18/2017
3 Mr. Y 11/18/2017
4 Mr. X 11/20/2017
5 Mr. X 11/25/2017
6 Mr. X 12/21/2017

Above are the details of the persons visiting our office, i want to know, how many times the person Mr. X has visited our office in November only.

Where as the result should be = 3

I am using the below formula...

=COUNTIFS(A2:A6,"Mr. X",B2:B6,">="&DATE(2017,11,1),B2:B6,"<="&DATE(2017,11,31))

But i am getting the result = #VALUE!

• Hello,

Actually, your formula is correct. If it doesn’t work, then most likely something is wrong with your table.
If you can send me the workbook with your data and formula to support@ablebits.com, I’ll be able to help you better. 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.

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

• Celio says:

Have you solved your problem?
I have the same issue and i'd like to know the solution for this error "#VALUE!".
Thanks.

32. Kendall says:

How would you type a formula to find out if the sum of two cells is greater than or equal to 3? I tried entering COUNTIFS(A1+M1,"=<3") but was unsuccessful. I need to count multiple pairs of cells, not just one pair at a time.

Thanks

• Hello,

Please try the following formula:

=SUMPRODUCT(((A1+M1)<=3)*1)

33. Joseph Maruca says:

Is there a COUNTIF formula that only counts 1 if the sum of two different cells totals a specific number? I've scoured the web and can't find an answer to this question. I don't mean the sum of either cells, but only if the two cells added together equal 1. If both cells have 1, I don't want it to count, because the sum of 1 + 1 = 2, and 2 is not 1. For some reason, can't find a formula to count only when ONE of the cells has a 1.

34. Joseph Maruca says:

Is there a COUNTIF formula that only counts 1 if the sum of two different cells totals a specific number? I've scoured the web and can't find an answer to this question.

I don't mean the sum of either cells, but only if the two cells added together equal 1. If both cells have 1, I don't want it to count, because the sum of 1 + 1 = 2, and 2 is not 1. For some reason, can't find a formula to count only when ONE of the cells has a 1.

35. Dee says:

Seeking a formula:

Currently use:
=countifs((A1:A25),">="&DATE(2017,1,1),(A1:A25),"<="&DATE(2017,1,31))

We now want to select

Q1:Q25 if contains the letter "C" and also fits within the above date ranges...

• Hello,

If I understand your task correctly, please try the following formula:

=COUNTIFS((A1:A25),">="&DATE(2017,1,1),(A1:A25),"<="&DATE(2017,1,31),(Q1:Q25),"=C")

36. Lesa says:

I am trying to do a formula that involves letters meaning amounts and adding the columns together. How would I do that?
Name - D for diamond or \$500, G for Gold or \$100, S for Silver or \$50.
My columns look like this:
Name 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 Total
Lesa Sandberg D G S S S \$750
I need to know how much money a person has donated over the past years and have it automatically total it. Is this possible? Thanks!

• Hello,

Please try the following formula:

=SUMPRODUCT(((B2:G2="D")*500)+((B2:G2="G")*100)+((B2:G2="S")*50))

37. Kneec says:

Hi,
Am I able to refer to a cell with text to avoid typing the text? Instead of typing the name in the formula.

Example formula in where F1 and G1 is referencing a cell with my criteria
=COUNTIFS(\$C\$2:\$C\$21,F1,\$D\$2:\$D\$21,G1)

38. Kneec says:

Hi,
Am I able to refer to a cell with text to avoid typing the text? Instead of typing the name in the formula.

Example formula in where F1 and G1 is referencing a cell with my criteria
=COUNTIFS(\$C\$2:\$C\$21,F1,\$D\$2:\$D\$21,G1)

Thank you!!

39. Paul says:

Hi there, I am trying to total sales with 2 criteria.
cell:A would have total products sold (1,2,3,4,5)
Cell B will have date order submitted.
I'm trying to add up sum of sales with 3,4, and 5 products sold today().
I've tried a bunch of formulas and I either get #value or 0.

• Paul says:

I think I finally figured it out. I ended up using =today() in F12. So now it counts any orders in p29 through p70 that are greater than or equal to 3 and the date listed in u29 through u70 equals todays date.

=COUNTIFS(P29:P70,">=3",U29:U70,F12)

40. philip says:

HI

how can i Count word and multiple value in excel. for ed

Data Sheet-

Activity Date Topic Like Share View
Facebook 01/01/18 Test 1 1 10
Facebook 01/02/18 Test1 3 1 50
LinkedIn 01/03/18 Test2 4 2 100
Twitter 01/04/18 Test3 9 4 150

Dashboard - Output required like

Post Like - Jan - Feb - Mar - Apr

----------------------------------------------------------------------

Need to count facebook like by the facebook posts.

- Philip

• Hello, Philip,

If I understand your task correctly, please try the following formula:

41. Damara says:

I am trying to count the number of cells that have a value greater than 100, which have a value of less than 20% in a different column. When I try to use this formula, I get a #Value result. What am I doing wrong?

=COUNTIFS(B1:B726,"20%")

• marcos says:

You are so close, forgetting a minor key to major success. ' '

Used int the formula, you'll need it as
=Countif(B2:B726,"<20%")

Stupid Note: I like to use it against decimal values.

Hope you didn't need this in a rush.

42. somnath says:

hello
i am trying to count full day and half day leave for team members

B2 martin
c2 Paid leave d2 1
c3 paid leave d3 0.5

i need a count of martin total leaves taken
eg. Martin 1.5

43. Donn says:

I have been working on a sales report, that I am needing to get totals by date and name. I have been working on the formula and just can't figure it out. Sample below

5/6/2015 Jason 200.00
1/15/2018 Jason 800.00
4/22/2018 Steve

• Donna says:

I have been working on a sales report, that I am needing to get totals by date and name. I have been working on the formula and just can't figure it out. Sample below
Row/Col A B C
1 5/6/2015 Jason 200.00
2 5/22/2016 Adam 400.00
3 1/15/2018 Jason 800.00
4 4/28/2016 Adam 500.00
5 4/22/2018 Steve 200.00

I only want to see the total on sales from 2018 for Jason. How would I write the formula?

This is how I tried, but it is not working
=Countifs(a1:a5,">12/31/2017,b1:b5,"=Jason",Total,"c1:c5")

44. Caitlin says:

Good afternoon all:

What I would like to do is compare to sets of dates. Column C has the date of when a file was turned in say "1/1/18". Column A has the date of when a file was move into say "12/15/17". I want to see if the difference between the two is more than 16 and how many times that happens. Not sure if this is possible just thought I'd as. Tried the CountIf function but can't figure out the correct criteria.

45. nick says:

bb1 = countif(\$A\$1:\$B\$1,"=2",\$A\$1:\$B\$1,"=3") bb2= countif(\$A\$1:\$B\$1,"=2",\$A\$1:\$B\$1,"=4") please tell me how to make this for 20 times . Thank you.

46. Bryan says:

Hello
I'm trying to figure out a formula that will compare pricing contained in 3 different columns and over 1000 rows, against pricing from 1 column and the same number of rows but then show per cell whether it's value is greater than or less than its respected compared price. Example: in column "B", "C" and "D" there are prices occupying hundreds of rows for those columns. They are to be compared to the prices listed in column "A" for that same row, but to return the values in a "green" or "red" value to signify if it is greater than or less than column "A"s price.

Any ideas?

47. Anabel Meldrum says:

I'm looking for a formula to count all of the information in two separate columns. I've tried everything, but it's not working. My last attempt is: =COUNTIFS(B59:B81, ">=a") + (F59:F81, ">=a")

48. Kim says:

I love this site. I always find what I need here. Thank you!

49. M.C. says:

I need a formula where it will count the number of dates associated to a company but will only count a date once. For example if a company has 4/8/16,9/8/16,4/8/16,12/16/16, it return 3 for the count and not 4 since 4/8/16 appears twice.

Thank you

50. vivian says:

how can I count number people with blank columns, e.g. person x in column c has blank cells in column E. I want to count that person has blank cells.
Thanks

51. Anneke says:

Hi
I want to count cells based on two or more criteria_range / criteria pairs. As shown in your example to get the number of "Apples" orders that are "Cancelled" or "Pending" or "In transit".

I copied the data and formula (with correct capitalisation). I get the answer "1" and not "3". The countifs is looking at the first field in the {}. I found this out by altering the order of the data in the {}. This is a problem I was having with my own data and why I am googling the problem. Can you confirm that you still get 3 with the latest version of google sheets.

• Anneke says:

Apologies this is for excel and not google sheets. Ignore.

52. Aaron says:

Hi,

I am counting from a random list but when the formula reaches a specific amount I want it to stop. Say I have 6 items but I want the cell to only count 3. How to resolve?

=if(COUNTIFS('SF1 Accident Log'!C12:C1000,ʺAvatarEvilʺ,'SF1 Accident Log'!D12:D1000,ʺReprimandʺ) >=4,COUNTIFS('SF1 Accident Log'!C12:C1000,ʺAvatarEvilʺ,'SF1 Accident Log'!D12:D1000,ʺReprimandʺ) -3 , ʺʺ)

53. Naren says:

Budget vs achievement the incentive will be, if 111% is 7000

please somebody can help me to writ the formula

54. chen says:

Hello,

I would like that Excel counts the number of times it finds a combination of several criteria of the same column.

Let me explain:

For example, I want Excel to search in column A to find the words "apple","orange" and "banana" if in column B, the cells for apple, orange and banana contain the word "ripe". So basically, I want to say "Excel please go to column A and look for the word "apple" if the corresponding column B has the word "ripe". Then, go back to Column A and if you also see the words "orange" and " banana" with the word " ripe" in Column B, count that as "1". Therefore, apple = ripe, orange = ripe and banana = ripe would be counted as 1. If it has just orange = ripe and banana = ripe, it would be counted as zero (0).

When I use the function:=SUM(COUNTIFS(\$C\$2:\$C\$11, {"cancelled", "pending", "in transit"})) as in the example above, it counts each entry ("cancelled", "pending", "in transit") as a single unit instead of as one unit containing the three criteria.

I hope you understand what I am asking.

55. HH van den Berg says:

My Formula2 {=SUM(COUNTIFS(C5:L5;\$O\$5:\$O\$8))} worked within minutes. Exactly what I needed. 06 april 2018, Hoogeveen,NL

56. Stuart says:

I need a formula to add total points score for individual sales people:

sales points
CC 1
AB 3
AB 3
AB 1
AW 1
AW 1
JL 3
AB 1
AB 1
AB 3
AB 1
AB 1
AW 1
AW 1
AW 1
AW 1
AB 1
AW 1
AW 1
AW 1
AW 1
JL 1
JL 3

How can I do this I have tried a countif formula, but doesn't seem to like it.

Thanks

57. Girja says:

Hi,

I have excel sheet containing following columns:

1. Bill Date 2. Bill Amount 3. Clients Name 4. Sales Team

Now question is that we want a total bill amount of client name and sales team name wise.
can you help us.

• Doug says:

Using the data, I would first create a table. Then using this table, I would create a pivot table. Using a table as the data source for your pivot table has definite advantages. For example, each time you add data to the table and then refresh the pivot table, the results using the new data is shown in your pivot table. As your data changes you can dynamically view your data. If pivot tables are new to you, search the web for "Use a table for your pivot table".

58. Justjim says:

Hi,

I have an excel sheet with Column A = Due Date and column B = Delivery Date. I want to count how many times the Delivery date is before Due Date. Is this formula correct?

=COUNTIFS(B2:B20,"<="&A2:A20)

Doesn't seem to work.

Thanks.

59. karen says:

Hi - I have looked at all the info above but I am still having problems. I need to work out the number of times something occurs

I have one column that has dates that range from 01/08/2017 to 31/07/2020

I have a second column that has numbers 1, 2 or 3

I want to work out how many times the number 3 occurs between the date range 01/08/2018 and 31/07/2019

Can you help ..... thank you

60. Igor says:

COUNTIFS does not work as you have presented here.
I have two sets of variables. I want to count (for instance) how many of them have the string "njem." in A:A and the number 1800 in D:D.
The solution suggested here is wrong. It gives me an error message.
COUNTIFS seem to need semicolons separating ranges and criteria, not commas. And even with semicolons it doesn't work. It gives me a "#NAME?" message.
Are we talking about the same programme here?

61. Ashish Rawat says:

please share how to use formula on this condition =COUNTIF(AND

62. Praveen Pillai says:

Could I use COUNTIFS to determine how many entries in a multiple-column range match a date in another column?
eg.
A4:B35 against dates in N4:N35

If not what would be the alterntive?

I need to count how many payments were made in April and how many were made in May.

63. Akhilesh says:

I have a small query to you but big for me. actually i have a data of whole month. I need the count of failed item which are continues failed more than 3 times. for any example 1may to 3 may Failed then i will get count 1, or if first 2 days failed but on 3rd day got success count will be 0. Like that might be in the mid of month same kind of situation will raise. So it will sum count.

Much appreciate if you can help me.

64. Mike A. says:

Hi there,

I'm hoping to get some (hopefully simple) help with COUNTBLANK when adding up blanks within multiple ranges. It seems I have this setup right, but why on earth is it counting 12 instead of 6?

P.S. I cannot share the document legally. Sorry :/

65. Moses says:

Good afternoon

Please assist. How do i count number of times data repeated itself in a row and in a column.

Thank you

66. Bill H. says:

Range of cells Sheet1 G5 to G3208 if the condition "B4" is met in one or more of these cells I need the Sheet1 O5 to O3208 checked for a condition of "reject" on the same ROW of any "B4" conditions and the sum placed at Sheet2 D4 can anyone help me out with this ?

67. Ramakrishnan says:

i have to extract multiple records from the large range of data with one criteria, i have tried with various formulas, could you please support us

Make Customer Name Status Quote No/PO No Date Part No
TVT L & T Kobelco Open 36 14-05-2018 BSF2250-55
TVT L & T Kobelco Open 36 14-05-2018 BSF2650-70
TVT L & T Kobelco Open 36 14-05-2018 BSF3666-70
TVT L & T Kobelco Open 36 14-05-2018 BSF4276-55
TVT L & T Kobelco Open 36 14-05-2018 BSF56100-80
BPK Flowserve MM Closed 423974 11-05-2018 B7M-180240439
BPK Flowserve MM Open 423974 12-05-2018 P21i-190M
BPK L & T Kobelco Closed 3100001603 12-05-2018 484C-520
BPK L & T Kobelco Closed 3100001603 08-05-2018 483C-450
BPK L & T Kobelco Closed 3100001603 08-05-2018 483C-430
BPK L & T Kobelco Closed 3100001603 08-05-2018 483C-390
TVT Maha Hydraulics Open 33 10-05-2018 JAWS - VICE KURT
TOOLFLO Avalon Tech Open 32 08-05-2018 MTECS 06032C12 32UN AC22R
TOOLFLO Sundaram Clayton Open 31 08-05-2018 MTEC 0606C9 27NPTF AC22R
TOOLFLO Sundaram Clayton Open 31 08-05-2018 MTECZ 08076C10 27NPTF AC22R
KURT Sai Engineering Open 30 07-05-2018 KURT DX6
Haimer Auto Bhan Closed 29 07-05-2018 40.521.16
Haimer Auto Bhan Closed 29 07-05-2018 81.160.06
TOOLFLO Q2Q Solutions Open 28 07-05-2018 MTECZ 1009C28 1.75ISOAC22R
TOOLFLO Q2Q Solutions Open 28 07-05-2018 MTEC 0808C28 1.75ISO AC22R
TOOLFLO Flowserve MM Open 25 03-05-2018 LN25DIR8UN AH725
Haimer Reep Industries Open 23 03-05-2018 F1004NNL0300CAA

i need to extract report based on Make or Customer

• Doug says:

Ramakrishnan:
Does one report need to contain Make or Customer?
Do you need one report to contain Make and another report to contain Customer?
Does your Excel version support creating tables?
What's the number of rows you need to search at one time?

68. Sunder says:

What is the formula to add alternate cells if we want to add cells like a1, c1, e1,.....more than 50cells

• Doug says:

Sunder:
The formula to add cells in every other row is an array formula so after you enter it into the cell where you want the result to show be sure to select the formula in the formula bar and press CTRL+SHIFT+ENTER. When you do you'll see the curly brackets around the formula indicating Excel recognizes it as an array.
You can change the \$A\$1:\$A\$100 or \$A\$1:\$B\$100 to the range you need.
Formula to add every other row in column A is:
=SUMPRODUCT((MOD(ROW(\$A\$1:\$A\$100),2)=MOD(ROW(\$A\$100)-1,2))*(\$A\$1:\$A\$100))
Formula to add every other row in column A and B is:
=SUMPRODUCT((MOD(ROW(\$A\$1:\$B\$100),2)=MOD(ROW(\$A\$100)-1,2))*(\$A\$1:\$B\$100))

69. Heather says:

I'm close to understanding by reading all of the above, but I have a question. I need to compare two columns, counting the number of times a name in column A matches a name in column B. Column A being the constant unchanging column. There are MANY names so spelling them all out in "" is not efficient, I would love to cell reference them if possible. Thank you!

• Heather says:

for example...count how many times the names from B match A:
A B
John Smith James Doe
Jane Smith Eric Li
James Doe George James
Jana Doe Mary Patt
Eric Li Tom Wright
Hilda Smyth Mike Smith
George James Ryan Garrett
Ryan Garrett Greg Joseph

• Doug says:

Heather:
If you want the number of times the names are duplicated I think this will work:
=SUMPRODUCT(COUNTIF(\$A\$2:\$A\$10,\$B2:\$B10))
Where the data is in columns A and B cells 2 to 10.

70. jatin arora says:

I am trying to plot a formula to count month names (i.e. Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr)and have prepared a drop down list on cell Q16 with month names. I want that if I select a month it gives me the count of that month only, other wise if I select All it would give me the count of all months. Please help

=COUNTIFS(Sheet1!R:R,Q16,Sheet1!R:R,"Q16")

71. Lynn says:

Hi,

I have a survey with the following columns: User, Role, Q1 (Like, Dislike, Neutral), Q2 (Like, Disklike Neutral).

I have my 'countifs' working with named ranges (Role, Q1, Q2), such that I have

=COUNTIFS(Role, "Accounting", Q1, "Like")
=COUNTIFS(Role, "Accounting", Q1, "Neutral")
...
...
=COUNTIFS(Role, "Payroll", Q1, "Like")
=COUNTIFS(Role, "Payroll", Q1, "Neutral")
...
...
=COUNTIFS (Role, "Accounting", Q2, "Like")
etc etc
etc etc

This works, but it is time consuming to manually input the roles and response as the title for each line, and then update the formula to have the role/response each time.

I'm wondering if there is a way to kind of combine the 'subtotal', or somehow 'group' this information, or use this formula differently so that I can more easily get the counts without having to define the role manually each time ex. like it would just see 'at each change in Role, use the countif"

So the output would be:
Accounting Like - 10
Accounting Dislike - 20
Payroll Like - 15
Payroll Dislike - 5

Hope my questions is clear enough!

72. Geoffrey says:

I need a program that can generate for me a criteria based on three issues in rows a,b and c for 20 categories as columns such that cell a will have 3 scenarios in each column and row produced to the 20 columns.how many cells contents will i have in total 20x3x3? or 20x3x3x3?
which branch of maths is this?

73. Geoffrey says:

I need a program that can generate for me a criteria based on three issues in rows a,b and c for 20 categories as columns such that cell will have 3 scenarios in each column and row produced to the 20 columns.how many cells contents will i have in total 20x3x3? or 20x3x3x3? which branch of maths is this? can it be done in excel? if not which program?
kind regards
Geoffrey

74. Vijayakumar says:

Hello,

I nedd one help to you.

I have vendor & payment tracking excel sheet.

I entered the sales details in vendor sheet.

we are selling the materials to lot of vendors.

coming to the point.

Vendor sheet i maintaing Vendor name, Invoice date, actual value, GST and net value.

Payment sheet i entered only Vendor name and Invoice date only.

Both sheet compare and coming to the total value.

is it possible to excel.

Please give me the formula.

Regards,
Vijay

75. glynis wray says:

i would like to write a formula in excel where eg. each time a person clocks in after 8:30 am then to time is accumulated for the month. eg. say the clocks in 8:45am then is shows time loss as 45 minutes

76. Mirza Farooq says:

Hello
I am working on sheet to get customer attendance that how many days customer come into company sales register. specimen data is as follows;

Cloumns A B C
Customer Date Attendance(Result Col)
Customer A 6/1/18 Need Count Result like 1
Customer A 6/1/18 Need Count Result like 1
Customer B 6/1/18 Need Count Result like 1
Customer A 6/2/18 Need Count Result like 2
Customer A 6/2/18 Need Count Result like 2
Customer C 6/2/18 Need Count Result like 1
Customer B 6/3/18 Need Count Result like 2
Customer A 6/3/18 Need Count Result like 3
Customer A 6/3/18 Need Count Result like 3
Thanks & Regards
Mirza Farooq

• Mirza Farooq says:

how to upload excel file?

77. Erik says:

I need help. I am trying to take column B with 9 different arrays such as Air Refueling WG, Mission Support Group, Maintenance Group, etc... Then in Column G I have three arrays.. Current, Overdue and NPNP.. what I am trying to do is break down the 900 cells to show me who is current and overdue per each separate array in Column B.

For Instance: Column b has 9 Air Refueling WG cells and 7 are current and 2 are overdue. So I need a formula that will pick out the Air Refueling WG people and show me how many are current and how many are overdue. and then do that for each separate group in column b.

Can this be done??

78. Andrew Dean says:

Hi

I am trying to do the following.
Example:
Row 4 - 80, 79, 56, BLANK
Row 5 - BlANK, 34, 56, 88

I want to be able to count the range in row 4, however, is a cell is blank then use the corresponding cell on row 5.

The answer would be = 303 for the above.

Andy

79. Stu says:

My issue is that I have 2 columns with date ranges (a start date and an end date.)
These can span multi-month and in a few instances multi-year.
I'm trying to create a formula that would determine how many instances of each of these columns land in January of a specific year (or February,etc. Trying to track how many of these fall into a month.)

Thanks for your time!

• Doug says:

Stu:
The above article explains this and more. I recommend you read it if you want to understand more about Excel. However, here's a synopsis.
Where the dates are in the range F64:F76 and you want to count all the August 5, 2018 dates use this formula:
=COUNTIF(F64:F76,"8/5/18")
Same range and you want all the dates from August
=SUMPRODUCT(1*(MONTH(F64:F76)=8))
Same range and you want all the dates from August 2018
and your Excel version supports COUNTIFS:
=COUNTIFS(F64:F76,">8/1/18",F64:F76,"<8/31/18")

80. Miguel says:

I need a formula to count and generate a new column with the data.
If I have a column with repeat numbers:
123
123
456
789
789
New column is:
1 of 2
2 of 2
or
1-2
2-2
Thank you in advance,
Miguel

81. RocHowl says:

Hi,

I am currently using a timesheet to see how much of my day is spent doing certain tasks. It looks something like this:

14:43(start) to 15:24 (finish) ADMIN
15:24 to 16:59 Payment Recons

I now need to use countifs/sumifs to see how much time I spent doing admin. I'm sure I can use the same formula to see time spent doing admin in a day or in a month, etc.

Thanks so much!

82. Manoj says:

I want add "OR" condition between 2 countifs

countifs(\$A:\$A,">1",\$A:\$A,"80",\$B:\$B,"<100")

83. K-chan says:

Hello! I'm trying to get my spreadsheet to add the following up:

August 2018 Census Regular Agencies/ Third Party TOTAL
Work Related Incident / Accidents

Lacerated Wounds 2 0 2
Incision Wound 0 0 0

• K-chan says:

Had to resend bec comp is not cooperating.

Hello! I'm trying to get my spreadsheet to add the following up:

August 2018 Census Regular Agencies/ Third Party TOTAL
Work Related...

Lacerated Wounds 2 0 2
Incision Wound 0 0 0

Regular should read '1' instead of '2'; I wanted it to count an entry for the month of August if the employee is "Regular" or "Probationary", and if it was the same category as on the leftmost column.

My formula is: =SUM(COUNTIF('WORK ACCIDENT LOG'!A:A,(MONTH(8))),(COUNTIF('WORK ACCIDENT LOG'!G:G,{"Regular","Probationary"})),(COUNTIF('WORK ACCIDENT LOG'!I:I,AUGUST!W51)))

I've been trying Sumproduct, max(sum. Doesn't really help. Would appreciate any advice. Thank you!

84. CPH says:

I was trying for an option to count sequence, including duplicates in date from current to earliest.
Where seq on C when contains 2 or above , the date sequence to be found.

PRIMARY DATA UNIQUE_PRO_PUR SEQ ON C SEQUENCE ON B
APPLE 1_1 04/11/2017 0 1
ORANGE 1_55 04/02/2017 2 2
GRAPES 1_57 04/11/2017 0 1
ORANGE 1_55 04/03/2018 1 2

85. Kerry Watts says:

I have a large spreadsheet which tracks my daily food and fluid intake.

I have a two columns that contain the beverage and the amount consumed (see attached)

0.4 Beverage - Coffee - Flat White with Skim Milk - Large - Coffee Shop
0.3 Beverage - Coffee - Flat White with Skim Milk - Medium - Coffee Shop
0.2 Beverage - Coffee - Flat White with Skim Milk - Small - Coffee Shop
0.5 Beverage - Soft Drink - Coke - No Sugar
0.5 Beverage - Soft Drink - Pepsi Max - No Sugar
0.3 Beverage - Vegetable Juice - Low Sodium - V8
0.3 Beverage - Coffee - Flat White with Skim Milk - Medium - Coffee Shop
0.4 Beverage - Soft Drink - Pepsi Max - No Sugar - Vanilla
0.3 Beverage - Coffee - Flat White with Skim Milk - Medium - Coffee Shop

I want to count the number of times each similar beverage occurs each day, multiply it by the amount consumed to obtain a total for each beverage each day.
I have tried countifs, countif, vlookup, match and index and array functions but I cannot seem to get the logic right.

Help me Obi Wan you're my last hope!! :-)

86. Divakara P Jain says:

Hidears
I have put numbers in A1 and A2 cell and put space in A3 cell and in A4 cell put, =countblank(A1:A3), it returned the value zero and later in A5 cell used =clean(A3) and why not the value in A4 cell showing one!? please help, just started learning excel..

87. Griselda Piedra says:

Hi,

I'm currently working on trying to find out how many of my students enrolled in week 1 of my course completed and passed my class.

I am using =countifs(class start date range, ">="&A1, class start date range, "<+"&B2, Student Status range, "completed class and should advance") I get 0 when I have 2 in my sample data that started the course within the date range and advanced.

What am I doing wrong?

88. sanan says:

i want to get formula which count same text in a list and decleared it as "good",or "bad"

89. rabin karki says:

I have a problem...
1,2,2,2,3,3,6,6,7,8,9= 7 .how to count without repeating the numbers. I mean I must count repeated value only once . I have to get result as 7 , how??

90. Aaron S. says:

Hi. I'm looking for help writing a coutif formula. I have a column with a list of dates. I'm looking to count all dates that are greater than TODAY(). I don't know how to write the condition to check each cell in the range against the TODAY() function. Please assist. Thank you!

• Doug says:

Aaron:
Here's the formula to accomplish what you want.
=COUNTIF(J3:J11,">"&TODAY())

• Doug says:

Aaron:
You could get a little fancier with:
="Dates Greater Than Today"&" "&"="&" "&COUNTIF(J3:J11,">"&TODAY())

• Doug says:

Aaron:
Or finally you could put the TODAY() function in another cell and reference that cell in the formula like this:
="Dates Greater Than Today"&" "&"="&" "&COUNTIF(J3:J11,">"&K3)

91. woldemariam says:

Dears,
I have three criteria in column "C", "D" and "E"to consider for customers. i want to have another column "F" wherein i would like to get one value after which i shall use the command. But how can i write an if statement which is basically"
If the value in column "C" is zero, consider the value in Column "D" and if column "D" is zero, then consider the value in column "E".
Thank you

92. Dawnica Green says:

Can someone help me make this formula work?
=COUNTIF(B33,E33,H33,K33,N33,Q33,T33,W33,Z33,AC33,AF33,AI33,AL33,AO33,AR33,AU33,AX33,BA33,BD33, ">70%")
I only want these cells condidered in the count if because they contain student data for a paticular test.

• Doug says:

Dawnica:
The COUNTIF function should be setup like COUNTIF(Range,Criteria). So in your case if the data range is B33:BD33 and the criteria is values greater than 70 the formula looks like this:
=COUNTIF(B33:BD33,">"&70)

• Dawnica Green says:

Thanks for the help!
But what id there are cells in this row that I do not want included in the countif. is it possible to exclude cells?

That is, in my formula attempt I wanted to get the number of students who scored above 70 on test 1
When I put in the formula you provided it every cell in the row so it is counting scores above 70 for all tests given so far. Is there a way to do this or would I need a different type of formula entirely?

• Doug says:

Dawnica:
What are the other criteria for the tests you want to count? Are they by date or a test number or something else?
Which version of Excel are you using?

93. Kelly says:

I'm having an issue here:

for those names that fall under P:P may not match F4 exactly, because of an initial in the name, how would I write this to count if name is similar when looking up on different tab?

=IFERROR(COUNTIFS('Issues w-out Action Plans'!K:K,"< 30",'Issues w-out Action Plans'!P:P,'MoEVM Summary Level'!F4),"0")

94. Joseph Lewis says:

Seeking a bit more advanced application of this logic. There are many approaches to summarizing data; however, COUNTIFS seems to offer a unique function when comparing data against itself. For instance assume the following data set:

Material Order Type
a YO03
b YO01
f YO03
d YO03
a YO01
f YO03
d YO01
f YO03
a YO01
a YO03

If I enter a function as follows:

=LARGE(COUNTIFS([Material],[Material],[Order Type],"YO03"),1)

The result is 3, the count of the most frequent material with Order Type YO03. Combining this with INDEX and MATCH it can return the value associated with 3 as follows:

=INDEX([Material],MATCH(LARGE(COUNTIFS(([Material],[Material],[Order Type],"YO03"),1),COUNTIFS(([Material],[Material],[Order Type],"YO03"),0))

This formula returns material f, the material with the most orders of type "YO03". My trouble is I want to evolve this formula to rank based on 5 criteria. I would like a formula that calculates a RANK on five Criteria, by doing a COUNTIF on the same above, then adding a similar rank for order quantity, another order type, and respective order quantity, followed by the row as a tie breaker. I've managed to do this with a helper sheet but I hope to do this in one step. My helper formula looks like this:

=IF([@Material]="","",1
+COUNTIFS([Emergency Orders],">"&[@[Emergency Orders]])
+COUNTIFS([Emergency Orders],[@[Emergency Orders]],[Emergency Quantity],">"&[@[Emergency Quantity]])
+COUNTIFS([Emergency Orders],[@[Emergency Orders]],[Emergency Quantity],[@[Emergency Quantity]],[Stock Orders],">"&[@[Stock Orders]])
+COUNTIFS([Emergency Orders],[@[Emergency Orders]],[Emergency Quantity],[@[Emergency Quantity]],[Stock Orders],[@[Stock Orders]],[Stock Quantity],">"&[@[Stock Quantity]])
+COUNTIFS([Emergency Orders],[@[Emergency Orders]],[Emergency Quantity],[@[Emergency Quantity]],[Stock Orders],[@[Stock Orders]],[Stock Quantity],[@[Stock Quantity]],[Row],"<"&[@Row]))

I'm struggling to introduce SUM(IF(s)) into this statement and maintain the analysis by material. And perhaps this is just too darn complex to convey in writing?

• Joseph Lewis says:

Here is my data:

ROW Material Order Type Qty
1 a Emergency 1
2 b Stock 2
3 f Emergency 3
4 d Emergency 2
5 a Stock 6
6 f Emergency 3
7 d Stock 2
8 f Emergency 6
9 a Stock 4
10 a Emergency 3

I'm working to assign a multilevel rank in one cell to return the material that has the greatest number of emergency orders, than Emergency Qty, Stock Orders, and Stock Qty with ROW as a tie breaker. I've managed to do this with a help column but the analysis takes to long when working through 500k lines. So I'm trying to do this to identify the top 25-50 materials in one step. So far I've assembled the following code but I cannot seem to SUM by ROW the matrix data to return the ranked match. Here is my code so far:

{=INDEX(Orders[Material],MATCH(0,
(((COUNTIFS(Orders[Material],Orders[Material],Orders[Order Type], "Emergency"))<(TRANSPOSE(COUNTIFS(Orders[Material],Orders[Material],Orders[Order Type], "Emergency"))))*1+

IF(((COUNTIFS(Orders[Material],Orders[Material],Orders[Order Type], "Emergency"))=(TRANSPOSE(COUNTIFS(Orders[Material],Orders[Material],Orders[Order Type], "Emergency")))),((SUMIFS(Orders[Qty],Orders[Material],Orders[Material],Orders[Order Type], "Emergency"))<(TRANSPOSE(SUMIFS(Orders[Qty],Orders[Material],Orders[Material],Orders[Order Type], "Emergency"))))*1)+

IF(((COUNTIFS(Orders[Material],Orders[Material],Orders[Order Type], "Emergency"))=(TRANSPOSE(COUNTIFS(Orders[Material],Orders[Material],Orders[Order Type], "Emergency")))),IF(((SUMIFS(Orders[Qty],Orders[Material],Orders[Material],Orders[Order Type], "Emergency"))=(TRANSPOSE(SUMIFS(Orders[Qty],Orders[Material],Orders[Material],Orders[Order Type], "Emergency")))),((COUNTIFS(Orders[Material],Orders[Material],Orders[Order Type], "Stock"))<(TRANSPOSE(COUNTIFS(Orders[Material],Orders[Material],Orders[Order Type], "Stock"))))*1))+

IF(((COUNTIFS(Orders[Material],Orders[Material],Orders[Order Type], "Emergency"))=(TRANSPOSE(COUNTIFS(Orders[Material],Orders[Material],Orders[Order Type], "Emergency")))),IF(((SUMIFS(Orders[Qty],Orders[Material],Orders[Material],Orders[Order Type], "Emergency"))=(TRANSPOSE(SUMIFS(Orders[Qty],Orders[Material],Orders[Material],Orders[Order Type], "Emergency")))),IF(((COUNTIFS(Orders[Material],Orders[Material],Orders[Order Type], "Stock"))=(TRANSPOSE(COUNTIFS(Orders[Material],Orders[Material],Orders[Order Type], "Stock")))),((SUMIFS(Orders[Qty],Orders[Material],Orders[Material],Orders[Order Type], "Stock"))<(TRANSPOSE(SUMIFS(Orders[Qty],Orders[Material],Orders[Material],Orders[Order Type], "Stock"))))*1)))),0))}

• Joseph Lewis says:

Correction to the equation (I don't see where I can upload the spreadsheet in the comment section):

{=INDEX(Orders[Material],MATCH(ROW()-2,SMALL(SUM(
(((COUNTIFS(Orders[Material],Orders[Material],Orders[Order Type], "Emergency"))<(TRANSPOSE(COUNTIFS(Orders[Material],Orders[Material],Orders[Order Type], "Emergency"))))*1+

IF(((COUNTIFS(Orders[Material],Orders[Material],Orders[Order Type], "Emergency"))=(TRANSPOSE(COUNTIFS(Orders[Material],Orders[Material],Orders[Order Type], "Emergency")))),((SUMIFS(Orders[Qty],Orders[Material],Orders[Material],Orders[Order Type], "Emergency"))<(TRANSPOSE(SUMIFS(Orders[Qty],Orders[Material],Orders[Material],Orders[Order Type], "Emergency"))))*1)+

IF(((COUNTIFS(Orders[Material],Orders[Material],Orders[Order Type], "Emergency"))=(TRANSPOSE(COUNTIFS(Orders[Material],Orders[Material],Orders[Order Type], "Emergency")))),IF(((SUMIFS(Orders[Qty],Orders[Material],Orders[Material],Orders[Order Type], "Emergency"))=(TRANSPOSE(SUMIFS(Orders[Qty],Orders[Material],Orders[Material],Orders[Order Type], "Emergency")))),((COUNTIFS(Orders[Material],Orders[Material],Orders[Order Type], "Stock"))<(TRANSPOSE(COUNTIFS(Orders[Material],Orders[Material],Orders[Order Type], "Stock"))))*1))+

IF(((COUNTIFS(Orders[Material],Orders[Material],Orders[Order Type], "Emergency"))=(TRANSPOSE(COUNTIFS(Orders[Material],Orders[Material],Orders[Order Type], "Emergency")))),IF(((SUMIFS(Orders[Qty],Orders[Material],Orders[Material],Orders[Order Type], "Emergency"))=(TRANSPOSE(SUMIFS(Orders[Qty],Orders[Material],Orders[Material],Orders[Order Type], "Emergency")))),IF(((COUNTIFS(Orders[Material],Orders[Material],Orders[Order Type], "Stock"))=(TRANSPOSE(COUNTIFS(Orders[Material],Orders[Material],Orders[Order Type], "Stock")))),((SUMIFS(Orders[Qty],Orders[Material],Orders[Material],Orders[Order Type], "Stock"))<(TRANSPOSE(SUMIFS(Orders[Qty],Orders[Material],Orders[Material],Orders[Order Type], "Stock"))))*1))))),ROW()-1),0))}

• Joseph Lewis says:

I got this ridiculous thing to work...with 4 level ranking. Now to add a fifth level tie breaker for materials that have like order activity. Let me know if you have any suggestions. Changing MATCH(0 to MATCH(ROW() will allow next level matches in the array. Here's the code:

=INDEX(Orders[Material],MATCH(0,

IF((--(MMULT(--((COUNTIFS(Orders[Material],Orders[Material],Orders[Order Type], "Emergency"))0))))>0,1,0)+

IF((--(MMULT(--((SUMIFS(Orders[Qty],Orders[Material],Orders[Material],Orders[Order Type], "Emergency"))0))))>0,(TRANSPOSE(SUMIFS(Orders[Qty],Orders[Material],Orders[Material],Orders[Order Type], "Emergency"))),0)),--(ROW(Orders[Material])>0))))>0,1,0)+

IF((--(MMULT(--((COUNTIFS(Orders[Material],Orders[Material],Orders[Order Type], "Stock"))0))))>0,1,0)+

IF((--(MMULT(--((SUMIFS(Orders[Qty],Orders[Material],Orders[Material],Orders[Order Type], "Stock"))0))))>0,1,0),0))

95. Mac Sageer says:

Hi all... I'm looking to countif unique values that occur on a certain date with one type of criteria also occur across a separate date range with different criteria at least once, so if my data set (for columns A, B, C) looks like this

Date ID Activity
9/1/18 266 Registered
9/2/18 233 Registered
9/3/18 266 creative
9/4/18 235 budget
9/5/18 267 creative
9/6/18 266 creative
9/7/18 233 creative
9/8/18 287 creative
9/9/18 298 budget
9/10/18 288 budget

I want to find unique instances of the IDs that registered on 9/1 but then show how many of the unique IDs that registered on 9/1 actually did at least one activity (doesn't matter which) in the first, second, third week following 9/1).

This (example of week one) isn't working for me:
=COUNTIFS(\$A:\$A,"=9/1/18,\$C:\$C,"registration",\$A:\$A,">=9/1/2018",\$A:\$A,"<=9/08/2018",\$C:\$C,"registration")

Can anyone help?

96. Rizwan says:

Hi,
I need a formula.
4 columns (Name,Purchase,Sale,City)
I want if purchase cell contain specific word like Nil other than number then count nil with concatenation of city like
| date 04-10-2018 | |Date 05-10-2018 |
Name Purchase Sale City | Name Purchase Sale City
Peter 10 5 Manchester| Peter Nil Denmark
Rock Nil Denmark | Rock Nil Manchester
Sam Nil NewYork | Sam Nil Denmark

| date 06-10-2018 | |Date 07-10-2018 |
Name Purchase Sale City | Name Purchase Sale City
Peter 10 5 Manchester| Peter Nil NewYork
Rock Nil Denmark | Rock 10 5 Manchester
Sam Nil NewYork | Sam Nil Denmark

result should be show

column name
count of Nil NewYork | count of Nil Denmark | count of Nil Manchester
Peter 1NewYork 1Denmark
Rock 2Denmark 1Manchester
Sam 2NewYork 2Denmark

Please give me formula of this statement.

Dear all,

I have faced the problems with xl operations
for example i have 2 sheets one is abstract and one more is detail sheet
i want to bring counts from details sheet to abstract sheet how it is possible
Details sheet columns we have like module column(A,B,C,D), Types(CR,PR,QR), priority(high,low,medium) how to shown counts in abstract sheet ->(module Wise, no. of CR, no of PR, no QR)counts
Please explain the formula

98. atif ali afandi says:

i have to prepare 24 entries (hourly basis) daily sheet and at the end of month i have to add up 00:00 hrs of every day reading in next sheet. is there any formula which i give it 1 ference cell and it can count and add every 24 cell.

99. atif ali afandi says:

i have to prepare 24 entries (hourly basis) daily sheet and at the end of month i have to add up 00:00 hrs of every day reading in next sheet. is there any formula which i give it 1 ference cell and it can count and add every 24 cell.

100. Albert says:

how can i found the dates which is marked as leave in one month attendace.

like we have mentioned all dates from 1 to 30 Aug'18 in one row continuesly
under that one employee attendance was mentioned like present and leave

only two days 17 Aug 18 and 27 Aug 18 was on leave.

how can i found the leave dates using formula in excel

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