# Count if "Compliant" and if Blank

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I am looking for the correct formula to count if cells in a range are "compliant" and if they are blank. I have tried several ways with no success, including:

=COUNTIFS([Bandera Q1]114:[Bandera Q1]131, "Compliant" + COUNTIFS([Bandera Q1]114:[Bandera Q1]131, ""))

=COUNTIFS([Bandera Q1]114:[Bandera Q1]131, "Compliant", [Bandera Q1]114:[Bandera Q1]131, "")

Here is a screenshot. I only need to count if compliant or blank so that I can divide by the number of questions in that column to get a compliance %. This issue came about when we added new questions after the audit was completed, therefore, the cell will be blank.

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I hope you're well and safe!

Try something like this.

=COUNTIF([Bandera Q1]114:[Bandera Q1]131, OR(@cell = "Compliant", @cell = "")) / [# of Questions]113

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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Hello, @Courtney Collier ! You'll want to use ISBLANK.

`=COUNTIF([Bandera Q1]114:[Bandera Q1]131, OR(@cell = "Compliant", @cell= ISBLANK(@cell))`

I hope that helps!

Amber Eakin, MSLS, M.Ed.

Adult Education Specialist | Process Improvement Enthusiast

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@Amber Eakin Thank you! That part is working. I then tried to divide by the number of questions by referencing row 113 in the top left-hand corner of the screenshot below (18). I received an invalid operation error. The "18" is a formula for count of children - giving the number of questions. Any thoughts?

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@Courtney Collier Yep. You should have two parentheses after the final @cell. It should read like this.

`=COUNTIF([Bandera Q1]114:[Bandera Q1]131, OR(@cell = "Compliant", @cell= ISBLANK(@cell)) / [# of Questions]113`

Does that work?

Amber Eakin, MSLS, M.Ed.

Adult Education Specialist | Process Improvement Enthusiast

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It does not. I did have two:

=COUNTIF([Bandera Q1]114:[Bandera Q1]131, OR(@cell = "Compliant", @cell = ISBLANK(@cell)) / [# of Questions]113

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I hope you're well and safe!

Try something like this.

=COUNTIF([Bandera Q1]114:[Bandera Q1]131, OR(@cell = "Compliant", @cell = "")) / [# of Questions]113

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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Andrée Starå | Workflow Consultant / CEO @ WORK BOLD

W: www.workbold.com | E:[email protected] | P: +46 (0) - 72 - 510 99 35

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I've noticed that sometimes formulas get a little wonky if they're pulling a number that's from another formula. Try this out.

`=COUNTIF([Bandera Q1]114:[Bandera Q1]131, OR(@cell = "Compliant", @cell = ISBLANK(@cell)) / COUNT(CHILDREN(Section/Question1))`

If the cell reference isn't 1, then you'll need to change that reference.

Amber Eakin, MSLS, M.Ed.

Adult Education Specialist | Process Improvement Enthusiast

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@Amber Eakin @Andrée Starå Thank you both! Both options worked :)

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Excellent!

You're more than welcome!

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