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PKane
PKane ✭✭✭✭
edited 06/08/23 in Formulas and Functions

Hello All,


Getting an unparseable error for this COUNTIFS formula - hoping someone in the community can help me figure out where I am going wrong.

Formula:

=IF(COUNTIFS({{DC UPS Restudy Status}}, "Restudy Needed", {{Core OpCo}}, "NSP", 1) =0, "", COUNTIFS({{DC UPS Restudy Status}}, "Restudy Needed", {{Core OpCo}}, "NSP", 1))

Snip of the sheet:

Ideally, I want the formula to look at the DC UPS Restudy Status column and count them by OPCO.

Answers

  • Kleerfyre
    Kleerfyre ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    edited 06/08/23
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    You don't need the double {{ just make them single ones. And if this formula is being used on the same sheet as the columns you are using in the formula, you should be using [ instead of { .

    Jonathan Sanders, CSM

    "Change is always scary because it is unknown, but facing the unknown is what makes us stronger."

  • PKane
    PKane ✭✭✭✭
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    @Kleerfyre thanks for your help - I removed one of the sets of { to make it single and it changed to INCORRECT ARGUMENT SET now - which is progress, but I still can't see what the issue is with the formula. :(

    Formula updated: =IF(COUNTIFS({DC UPS Restudy Status}, "Restudy Needed", {Core OpCo}, "NSP", 1) = 0, "", COUNTIFS({DC UPS Restudy Status}, "Restudy Needed", {Core OpCo}, "NSP", 1))



    I am using the formula in a separate sheet. Thanks for the heads-up on the [ vs the {. I was unaware of that requirement.

  • Carson Penticuff
    Carson Penticuff ✭✭✭✭✭✭
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    COUNTIFS({DC UPS Restudy Status}, "Restudy Needed", {Core OpCo}, "NSP", 1)

    COUNTIFS({DC UPS Restudy Status}, "Restudy Needed", {Core OpCo}, "NSP", 1)


    What does the 1 at the end of each of these two parts of the formula represent? The syntax of COUNTIFS is COUNTIFS( range1 criterion1 [ range2​criterion2​... ])

  • Kleerfyre
    Kleerfyre ✭✭✭✭✭✭
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    Formula updated: =IF(COUNTIFS({DC UPS Restudy Status}, "Restudy Needed", {Core OpCo}, "NSP") = 0, "", COUNTIFS({DC UPS Restudy Status}, "Restudy Needed", {Core OpCo}, "NSP"))


    Try that and see if it works.

    Jonathan Sanders, CSM

    "Change is always scary because it is unknown, but facing the unknown is what makes us stronger."

  • Kleerfyre
    Kleerfyre ✭✭✭✭✭✭
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    @Carson Penticuff it was because he is trying to combine it with an IF statement too. I noticed that on my second read of his formula. The updated formula I posted should fix the issue.

    Jonathan Sanders, CSM

    "Change is always scary because it is unknown, but facing the unknown is what makes us stronger."

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