How to use COUNTIF function if I am looking to count a contacts type column

Hi there! I am creating a tracker to track initiatives in my group. I have about 8 initiatives listed so far with a contacts column that contains all team members per row. I am looking to count specific names and how many affiliated initiatives they are part of.

I have created 2 sheets: #1 Actual tracker #2 To create count formula separate from the tracker

On sheet #2 I am listing everyone's names in the primary column and the second column will populate how many initiatives they are affiliated with

=COUNTIF({Core Members}, "Emily Quach")

Below is a sample view of sheet #1

It keeps saying zero when I execute the formula. Is it because there's multiple contacts in the contacts column.


  • Nic Larsen
    Nic Larsen ✭✭✭✭✭✭

    Try something like this:

    =COUNTIF({Core Members}, FIND("Emily Quach", @cell) >=1)

    If your contacts are listed in a contact column on a page, this is quicker

    =COUNTIF({Core Members}, FIND(Contacts@row, @cell) >=1)

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