IF & COUNTIFS formula when dealing with names

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Hi! I deleted rows which contained formulas and saved (i know i shouldn't have) and I tried getting it back, but can't figure out what the formula should be. It keeps saying #unparseable.

If a name is unique, they were given a number and if the name was repeated, it was supposed to be blank. This is how it should look:

When Megan repeats, NameID column should be blank.


Instead, it's showing this:


It looks like the formula was

=IF(COUNTIFS(#REF:Name@row, Name@row) = 1, COUNTIFS(#REF:Name@row, OR(ISBLANK(@cell), NOT(ISBLANK((@cell))))))

I tried removing where the #REF is in the formula, and it shows #1 for everyone, where it should be Megan 1, William 2, Armine 3, etc.

I'm hoping someone can help me fix my mess.

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  • Austin Smith
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    @MeganAcuzar

    Try this:

    =IF(COUNTIF([Name]:[Name], [Name]@row) = 1, COUNTIFS([Name]$1:[Name]@row, OR(ISBLANK(@cell), NOT(ISBLANK((@cell))))

  • MeganAcuzar
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    @Austin Smith

    so it did and didn't work. The Name ID column gave me a blank when the name repeated - which is exactly what i needed - but the index field stays at #1. I probably have that formula wrong as well:

    =COUNTIF(NameID@row, <>"")

  • Austin Smith
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    @MeganAcuzar

    What's the point of the index column if it just repeats the Name ID? What did you want it to do?

  • MeganAcuzar
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    @Austin Smith

    This sheet was set up before me so I'm trying to get it back in working order.

    Essentially, we keep track of a users access. The form I am having issues with documents every single request we have received (Request Sheet). This data then gets moved to another sheet (Record File) which condenses information per user.

    For example:

    I request 2 different programs on 2 different days, so it shows as 2 separate requests on the Request Sheet. In the Record File sheet, I want one entry for my name, but it shows both programs that I requested.

  • Austin Smith
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    @MeganAcuzar

    Can you submit a screenshot of the source sheet that you want to pull data into the index field from?

    =COUNTIF(NameID@row, <>"") is definitely the wrong formula, but I may need a bit more context.

    Most likely it will just be something along the lines of =countif({record file name ID column}, [name id]@row) if you're just looking for the number of times their name shows up on the record file sheet.

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