Sum formula with multi select option



I am trying to create a column formula that will add up the cell values to the left based on specific drop down.

Point is given if they followed these areas. So, no point would be Safety Concerns (0 pt).

=SUM([Following Policy]@row:[Delay In Patient Care]@row, =[Following Policy]@row:[Delay In Patient Care]@row)

How to I incorporate is true add value 5? But then if one category doesn't have a point make that value 4, etc.

Appreciate the help!


  • BullandKhmer
    BullandKhmer ✭✭✭✭✭


    You might want to have another go at explaining this.

  • EmilyD
    EmilyD ✭✭✭

    Okay, I would like to create a formula that adds up the column values to the left, numerical. So, if the drop-down states followed policy, that is 1 point, and if it did not follow it is 0 points.

    I'll figure it out.

    It might have helped if you mentioned what part was needing more explanation.

  • Andrée Starå
    Andrée Starå ✭✭✭✭✭✭

    Hi @EmilyD

    I hope you're well and safe!

    Try something like this. (If I understand your need correctly, this should work)

    =COUNTIF([Following Policy]@row:[Delay In Patient Care]@row, <>"")

    Did that work/help?

    I hope that helps!

    Be safe, and have a fantastic week!


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  • ker9
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    Maybe this which will only count those cells that contain "1 pt":

    =COUNTIF([Following Policy]@row:[Delay In Patient Care]@ro, CONTAINS("1 pt", @cell))

    Hope this helps!

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