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Here's a formula for "Round 1" stats in Column C.  =countifs(c4,"<1",c2,"<="&c1)
I didn't write this formula but I'm told it says what I want it to say.
"If cell c4 is less than 1 & cell c2 is less than or equal to cell c1...ADD 1 to the running total in cell P15.
I need that formula to include ALL the pertinent info in Column C down to row 800.  
The "Round 2" formula would be   =countifs(c9,"<1",c7,"<="&c1)  And so on.  To work, the formula would be applied DOWN Column C.  I don't know how to write a formula that will ADD all of the "sets" of data for this category in Column C.  I know how to write a simple formula that will check for all the 4's in Column C. (Formula in cell P8)

I don't know how to write the needed formula, because it has multiple parts to it. My formula seems to need 3 parts.  1) if c4 is less than 1   2) and c2 is <= to cell c1   3) then Add 1 to the running total in the "given" cell.  The data numbers being used are DIRECTLY to the right of the titles "Par"  "Score"  "Putts".  I need the data from the 160 "sets" to be ADDED to the given cell in the April table.  I suppose I could do it the hard way (maybe), and write something like this.

=countifs(c4,"<1",c2,"<="&c1) + =countifs(c9,"<1",c7,"<="&c1) +...

That probably wouldn't even work.  I don't know how to add formula to formula.  So, I know it's much easier to make it one formula that ADDS all the data.  

I think that's about it.  Let me know if you need clarification.




from what I can see from your description you have 32 rounds each consisting of 5 cells (counting the blue separator cell).   I get the 32 from your reference to 160 so 160/5 = 32.

Given that, then I would use this formula:


The MOD part of the formula is to make sure the formula is only applied/conditions checked once per round.

countif and countifs is designed to work row by row as in a database - but your data is not organized that way so I don't see countif as the correct formula.

Tom Ogilvy

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1) There 800 rows. (160*5)
2) I used the "countifs" for counting all the 5's, 4's, 3's, 2's etc in Column C. (b:b,"score",c:c etc.)
3) Excel would not let your formula go as is.  They made me take out the , after the =0), and <1),
4) Your formula resulted in the # 1.  No matter what I input in the data cells.  They were blank = 1.  If I puts some numbers in = 1.  I came to you because I have almost zero formula skill.  When I look at your formula, the part AFTER =0),-- looks just fine to me.  I don't know if it's written properly, but it seems to say what I'm looking for.  The first part I don't understand.  I see a +1 which is what needs to be ADDED to P15 if the criteria in the formula is met.  I don't have a clue why there is a 5 there.  (Every 5 rows????) Let me write a definition of what I want and give you examples of what would be in the cells and the outcomes.  Hopefully, that will help.

If cell C4 does NOT have a 1 in it and cell c2 is less than or equal to cell c1, ADD 1 to cell P15.  I could write the formula manually for each set, but doing that 160+ times doesn't seem like much fun.  Ex.  exchange c4 with c9.  Exchange c2 with c7.  Exchange c9 with c14.  Exchange c7 with c12.  I don't know how to add all 160+ of those formulas and get them to work AND don't want to.  I hope I'm making it clear that the "answer" from the data in C2:C4 and the "answer" from the data in c7:c9 and the  "answer" from the data in c12:c14 etc. ALL need to be ADDED to the running total in P15.  (All the way down to row 800)  I will break the formula into pieces depending on how many "rounds" I play in April, May, June etc.  

Here are 10 examples and what should happen with the proper formula.

Cell C1 is always 4.

1) There is a 4 in C2.  There is a 2 in C3.  There is a 1 in C4.  Since there is a 1 in C4, no action is taken.

2) There is a 4 in C7.  There is a 1 in C8.  There is NOT a 1 in C9.  Since there is NOT a one in C9 and C7 is <= to C1, 1 is ADDED to P15.

3) There is a 4 in C12.  There is 0 in C13.  There is NOT a 1 in C14.  Since there is NOT a one in C14 and C12 is <= to C1, 1 is ADDED to P15.

4) There is a 3 in C17.  There is a 1 in C18.  There is a 1 in C19.  Since there is a 1 in C19, no action is taken.

5) There is a 5 in C22.  There is a 2 in C23.  There is NOT a 1 in C24.  Since there is NOT a 1 in C24 we look to see if C22 is <= than C1.  It is not, so no action is taken.

6) There is a 6(ouch!) in C27.  There is a 3 in C28.  There is NOT a 1 in C29.  Since there is NOT a 1 in C29 we look to see if C27 is <= to C1.  It is not, so no action is taken.

7) There is a 3 in C32.  There is a 0 in C33.  There is NOT a 1 in C34.  Since there is NOT a 1 in C34, we look to see if C32 is <= to C1.  It is, so 1 is ADDED to P15.

There aren't any more possibilities for a 1 to be ADDED. But I'll give you three more data inputs anyway.

8) There is a 2 in C37.  There is a 1 in C38.  There is a 1 in C39.  With a 1 in cell 39, no action is taken.

9) There is a 4 in C42.  There is a 1 in C43.  There is NOT a 1 in C44.  Since there is NOT a 1 in C44, we check to see if C42 is <= to C1.  It is, so 1 is ADDED to P15.

10) There is a 1 in C47. (Yea!! I just ACED a par 4) There is a 0 in C48.  There is a 1 in C49.  Since there is a 1 in C49, no action is taken.

The total in P15 from the data in C2:C50 should be.......4

I've noticed people get attracted to the A Column for some reason.  It should not be involved in your calculations.  Just what goes on in Column C from C1:C800.  Man, I wish I could write this crap on my own.  

Good luck Tom.

If anything more needs clarification, please let me know.  

If I can send my spreadsheet somewhere for you if needed, let me know.




the formula I posted was taken out of an excel cell and worked fine - so anything you say after that is pretty much meaningless to me.  So if you want to send me your workbook I will take a look

Tom Ogilvy

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