Looking for a function that will count if multiple cells have 1 of 3 values


I have a Sheet that has a types: Next Release, Testing, In Development, Bug Fix, Backlog, and NEW. I am looking for a function to add to my summary that only counts In Progress types such as "Testing" and "In Development".


  • Andrée Starå
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    Hi @Troy G

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    Can you share some screenshots? (Delete/replace any confidential/sensitive information before sharing) That would make it easier to help.

    I hope that helps!

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  • Troy G
    Troy G ✭✭

    Here is a screen capture of my issues. Again I have a column titled "Type" that column is a drop down to show what type of enhancement it is for example Site Request, Not Prioritized (New), Developer idea, Ice Box. These types also control our card view lanes. When we assign these tasks and move from the backlog we change the type throughout its development stages examples In Development, Testing, Next Release, Completed, Bug Fix. I am needing a function for my summary panel that would count all the "Types" that we consider "In Progress" like Testing, Next Release, Bug Fix, and In Development. In addition, I would apply this same function to count all backlog items the have type Site request, Developer Idea, and Ice Box.

    I do have In Progress and Backlog as a Parent and I found using the functions below gets me what I need but I can not always depend on the correct types being under the correct parent.



  • ShelbyWarren
    ShelbyWarren ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited 04/21/23

    @Troy G One solution is you could add a "Status" column dropdown list that contains the verbiage you need (Not Started, In Progress, Backlog, etc.). Then you could create reports that categorize the rows similar to how you have them in your sheet.

    Then you could create formulas that count the "Types" that have a certain "Status"

    =Countifs(Type:Type, "Backlog", Status:Status, "In Progress"

    This formula could be simplified in a metrics sheet, but these are some ideas to get the ball rolling

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