# Excel/formula issue

Question
Hi Tom

This formula works:

=IF(Main!C10=7,COUNTIF(Sheet2rng!\$B\$2:\$B\$1500,7))

Could you tell me why this formula doe not work?:

=IF(Main!C10=7,COUNTIF(Sheet2rng!\$B\$2:\$B\$1500,7,IF(Main!C10=8,COUNTIF(Sheet2rng!\$B\$2:\$B\$1500,8,IF(Main!C10=9,COUNTIF(Sheet2rng!\$B\$2:\$B\$1500,9,IF(Main!C10=10,COUNTIF(Sheet2rng!\$B\$2:\$B\$1500,10,IF(Main!C10=11,COUNTIF(Sheet2rng!\$B\$2:\$B\$1500,11),""))))))

Chris Mitchell

Chris Mitchell,

You are not completing your countif formula with a right parenthesis before  you start your next IF statement.   I expect this is what you want

=IF(Main!C10=7,COUNTIF(Sheet2rng!\$B\$2:\$B\$1500,7),IF(Main!C10=8,COUNTIF(Sheet2rng!\$B\$2:\$B\$1500,8),IF(Main!C10=9,COUNTIF(Sheet2rng!\$B\$2:\$B\$1500,9),IF(Main!C10=10,COUNTIF(Sheet2rng!\$B\$2:\$B\$1500,10),IF(Main!C10=11,COUNTIF(Sheet2rng!\$B\$2:\$B\$1500,11),"")))))

But easier might be

=if(And(Main!C10>=7,Main!C10<=11),COUNTIF(Sheet2rng!\$B\$2:\$B\$1500,Main!C10),"")

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Regards,
Tom Ogilvy

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