Why is it not counting "MTS" in my sheet summary
If you see in the PROJECTS column there are multiple entries. "MTS" is one of those options, but it made me realize its not counting it if there are multiple entries. Here is my formula:
=COUNTIFS(Projects:Projects, "MTS")
How do I get it to see the MTS in the PROJECTS column?
Ricky T
Gov Contractor for USSF
Best Answer

Hi @RickyT
See if this formula helps:
=COUNTIF(Projects:Projects, CONTAINS("MTS", @cell))
Hope this helps!
Answers

Hi @RickyT
See if this formula helps:
=COUNTIF(Projects:Projects, CONTAINS("MTS", @cell))
Hope this helps!

@ker9 thanks for the solution, that worked. Can you explain why the @cell part works? I understand it searching for the MTS with contains but the last bit has me confused. My guess is that the statement contains is not aware of the column we a searching since its outside the statement.
Ricky T
Gov Contractor for USSF

@RickyT  this help article will explain it better than me
"The @cell argument performs a calculation on each row at the same time that the primary function (SUMIF for example) is evaluating the criteria in the range, making your formula more efficient."
Hope this helps :)
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