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Hi Tom,

I have a spreadsheet with multiple tabs (1 for each employee). On each employee tab, there are multiple rows, one for invoice they generate for the week. In column C, is the customer name for the invoice, & in column D is the date of the invoice.

There is a separate tab called "Totals", & starting in cell D43, I am trying to calculate the total number of repairs for a particular customer, for a given date. The customer name is located in B43, and the repair date is in A43.

So if there were 10 repairs for a customer named "Alpha" among all the mechanics for 1/1/14, and A43 contains "1/1/14", and B43 contains "Alpha", the number the formula would display in A43 would be "10". If there were 20 repairs for a customer named "Bravo" among all the mechanics for 1/2/14, and A44 contains "1/2/14", and B44 contains "Bravo", the number the formula would display in A44 would be "20". etc...

I have been playing around with the "Countifs" function - but to no avail.

Thanks in advance for your time...

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Steve,

Revised to show a possible formula if you don't want to send the workbook:

If you want to send me a sample workbook, I can take a look.  You may need to write a separate countifs function and sum them all up but maybe not.  

I assume you are using Excel 2007 or later

you can send the file to twogilvy@msn.com

or you can try this approach

=SUMPRODUCT(COUNTIFS(INDIRECT({"Bob","Jim","Mike"}&"!C2:C100"),$B43,INDIRECT({"Bob","Jim","Mike"}&"!D2:D100"),$A43))

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Tom Ogilvy

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