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# Excel/Countifs

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I"m trying to do a countifs function, might need to be done as an array but let me know what you see incorrect with this.

=COUNTIFS('Sheet2'!\$AE:\$AE,1,'Sheet2'!\$B:\$B,OR(B4,B5,B6,B7,B8))

The function is in Sheet1, and basically I want sheet 2 column AE to be 1, and sheet 2 column B to be contained in Sheet 1 B4:B8.  Since column AE sheet 2 is 1, I've also tried a similar idea with sumif but couldn't get it to work that way either.

Thanks!

Bill,

this worked for me

=SUMPRODUCT(COUNTIFS(Sheet2!AE:AE,1,Sheet2!\$B:\$B,CHOOSE({1,2,3,4,5},B4,B5,B6,B7,B8)))

if column AE is all 1's (I wasn't sure but I think you indicated that) and doesn't need to be considered, then this works as well:

=SUMPRODUCT(COUNTIF(Sheet2!\$B:\$B,CHOOSE({1,2,3,4,5},B4,B5,B6,B7,B8)))

The first formula will only work in Excel 2007 and later versions since the COUNTIFS function was introduced in Excel 2007.

you can always do

=COUNTIFS(Sheet2!AE:AE,1,Sheet2!B:B,B4)+COUNTIFS(Sheet2!AE:AE,1,Sheet2!B:B,B5)+COUNTIFS(Sheet2!AE:AE,1,Sheet2!B:B,B6)+COUNTIFS(Sheet2!AE:AE,1,Sheet2!B:B,B7)+COUNTIFS(Sheet2!AE:AE,1,Sheet2!B:B,B8)

which worked as well.

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Regards,
Tom Ogilvy

Questioner's Rating
 Rating(1-10) Knowledgeability = 10 Clarity of Response = 10 Politeness = 10 Comment Thanks, Tom. I hadn't used the Choose function like that, works perfectly. Thanks!

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