COUNTIFS function in Excel

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Example of COUNTIFS with variable table column in Excel

To use COUNTIFS with a variable table column, you can use INDEX and MATCH to find and retrieve the column for COUNTIFS. See example below: Formula =COUNTIFS(INDEX(Table,0,MATCH(name,Table[#Headers],0)),criteria)) Explanation In the example shown, the formula in H5 is: =COUNTIFS(INDEX(Table1,0,MATCH(G5,Table1[#Headers],0)),”x”) How this formula works First, for context, it’s important to note that you can use COUNTIFS with… read more »

Two ways to sum time over 30 minutes in Excel

To sum the total amount of time over 30 minutes, given a set of times that represent duration, you can use the SUMPRODUCT and TIME functions. Alternatively, use SUMIFS and COUNTIFS functions. Formula =SUMPRODUCT((range-TIME(0,30,0))*(range>TIME(0,30,0))) Explanation  In the example shown, the formula in G5 is: =SUMPRODUCT((times-TIME(0,30,0))*(times>TIME(0,30,0))) where “times” is the named range C5:C14. How this formula works This formula… read more »

Count times in a specific range in Excel

This tutorial shows how to Count times in a specific range in Excel using example below. To count times that occur within a certain range, you can use the COUNTIFs function. Formula =COUNTIFS(range,”>=”&start,range,”<“&end) Explanation In the example shown, the formula in E7 is: =COUNTIFS(B5:B11,”>=”&E5,B5:B11,”<“&E6) How this formula works The COUNTIFS function takes one or more… read more »

Count dates in current month in Excel

This tutorial shows how to Count dates in current month in Excel using example below. To count dates in the current month, you can use a formula based on the COUNTIFS or SUMPRODUCT function as explained below. Formula =COUNTIFS(range,”>=”&EOMONTH(TODAY(),-1)+1,range,”<“&EOMONTH(TODAY(),0)+1) Explanation In the example shown above, the formula in E7 is: =COUNTIFS(dates,”>=”&EOMONTH(TODAY(),-1)+1,dates,”<“&EOMONTH(TODAY(),0)+1) Where “dates” is the named… read more »

Excel Rank if formula Example

This tutorials shows how to rank items in a list using one or more criteria in Excel. To achieve this you can use the COUNTIFS function. Formula =COUNTIFS(criteria_range,criteria,values,”>”&value)+1 Explanation In the example shown, the formula in E5 is: =COUNTIFS(groups,C5,scores,”>”&D5)+1 where “groups” is the named range C5:C14, and “scores” is the named range D5:D14. The result is a… read more »

Highlight duplicate rows in Excel

This tutorial shows how to Highlight duplicate rows in Excel using the example below; Formula =COUNTIFS(A:A,$A1,B:B,$B1,C:C,$C1) Explanation Excel contains a built-in preset for highlighting duplicate values with conditional formatting, but it only works at the cell level. If you want to highlight entire rows that are duplicates you’ll need to use your own formula, as explained… read more »

IF with wildcards in Excel

This tutorial shows how to calculate IF with wildcards in Excel using the example below; Formula =IF(COUNTIF(A1,”??-????-???”),””,”invalid”) Explanation The IF function doesn’t support wildcards, but you can combine IF with COUNTIF or COUNTIF to get basic wildcard functionality. In the example shown, the formula in C5 is: =IF(COUNTIF(B5,”??-????-???”),””,”invalid”) How this formula works Unlike several other frequently used functions,… read more »

Break ties with helper column and COUNTIF in Excel

This tutorial shows how to Break ties with helper column and COUNTIF in Excel using the example below; Formula =A1+(COUNTIF(exp_rng,A1)-1)*adjustment Explanation To break ties, you can use a helper column and the COUNTIF function to adjust values so that they don’t contain duplicates, and therefore won’t result in ties. In the example shown, the formula in D5… read more »

Count cells between two numbers in Excel

This tutorial shows how to Count cells between two numbers in Excel using the example below; Formula =COUNTIFS(range,”>=X”,range,”<=Y”) Explanation To count the number of cells that contain values between two numbers in a range of cells, you can use the COUNTIFS function. In the example above X represents the lower boundary, and Y represents the upper… read more »

Count cells that do not contain many strings in Excel

This tutorial shows how to Count cells that do not contain many strings in Excel using the example below; Formula {=SUM(1-(MMULT(–(ISNUMBER(SEARCH(TRANSPOSE(exclude),data))),ROW(exclude)^0)>0))} Explanation To count cells that do not contain many different strings, you can use a rather complex formula based on the MMULT function. In the example shown, the formula in F5 is: {=SUM(1-(MMULT(–(ISNUMBER(SEARCH(TRANSPOSE(exclude),data))),ROW(exclude)^0)>0))} where… read more »

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