# How many Escalations this year

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I do not understand why this formula will not work.

I have an Escalation Year column (text/number) that extracts the year out of the Escalation Date (date) column.

I need to know how many escalations so far in 2023. I have tried countless variations of =COUNTIF([Escalation Year]:[Escalation Year], ="2023") and nothing works. I have also tried =COUNTIF([Escalation Year]:[Escalation Year], =YEAR(TODAY())), and COUNT(Escalation Year ="2023", "Yes. "No").

What is wrong with my formulas?

Thanks,

Ashley

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The formula to pull out the year is probably treating the year result as text and not a number. Wrap that around with the VALUE function to force SmartSheet to look at the text as a number instead.

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I hope you're well and safe!

Try something like this.

=COUNTIF([Escalation Year]:[Escalation Year],IFERROR(YEAR(@cell), 0) = 2023

Did that work/help?

I hope that helps!

Be safe, and have a fantastic week!

Best,

Andrée Starå | Workflow Consultant / CEO @ WORK BOLD

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Like this in my Escalation Date column?

=VALUE(YEAR([Escalation Date]@row))

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Thanks, but that one did not work either. It still says INVALID DATA TYPE.

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Happy to help!

Have you double-checked your column types?

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SMARTSHEET EXPERT CONSULTANT & PARTNER

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Hey Andree,

Both columns are text/number. If I change them to DATE, then I get a formula error in those columns, DATE EXPECTED.

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I'd be happy to take a quick look.

Can you maybe share the sheet(s)/copies of the sheet(s)? (Delete/replace any confidential/sensitive information before sharing) That would make it easier to help.

(share too, andree@workbold.com)

SMARTSHEET EXPERT CONSULTANT & PARTNER

Andrée Starå | Workflow Consultant / CEO @ WORK BOLD

W: www.workbold.com | E:andree@workbold.com | P: +46 (0) - 72 - 510 99 35

Feel free to contact me for help with Smartsheet, integrations, general workflow advice, or anything else.

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Hey Andree,

I tried to share a copy of the sheet with you through Smartsheet but it won't let me. How can I get these copies to you?

Thanks,

Ashley

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