Reference Sheet with Parent/Child Rows and Multi-Select



Sheet 1 - A sheet that contains parent and children rows with columns containing multi-selects.

Sheet 2- A summary sheet that references Sheet 1. I want to count the children rows of the conditions:

a) Team Red

b) Area only has "West" included.

I think I use COUNTIFS, but not sure how to reference another sheet and only include Children of a specific parent.




  • Hollie Green
    Hollie Green ✭✭✭✭✭✭

    You can create a helper column on your sheet and make it a column formula this will make sure that the name of the parent in the primary column is in a cell on the Child row. You can then reference that specific Team that includes red as a child row name. You will have to create your references.

    Helper column formula

    =JOIN(ANCESTORS([Primary Column]@row))

    =COUNTIFS({Current Areas}, CONTAINS("West", @cell), {Helper column}, ="Team", {Primary Column}, ="Red")

  • Amy Evans

    I created a new column with the parent name on each respective row as a workaround since I'm referencing this from another sheet. I'll hide that new column.

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