COUNTIFS FUNCTION WITH EMBEDDED CONTAINS FUNCTION

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I have been looking at the various conversations on using a COUNTIFS with an embedded CONTAINS function, but have had no success getting it to work. In the below formula I want to count "FAA Domestic" and recommendations that aren't closed (0) if they contain an assigned office that contains AIR-62. The below formula yields #INCORRECT ARGUMENT SET. What am I overlooking? I appreciate your help. Thank you.


=COUNTIFS({Safety Recommendation Domestic}, "FAA Domestic", {Safety Recommendation Closed1}, "0", CONTAINS("AIR-62", {Assigned Office}))

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  • KPH
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    Hi @Neela_15

    The syntax for the COUNTIFS function is range then criteria, range, then criteria, range then criteria. So when you get to the CONTAINS part instead of

    CONTAINS("AIR-62", {Assigned Office})

    you need

    {Assigned Office}, CONTAINS("AIR-62", @cell)

    • {Assigned Office} is your range
    • CONTAINS("AIR-62", @cell) is your criteria

    The full formula looks like:

    =COUNTIFS({Safety Recommendation Domestic}, "FAA Domestic", {Safety Recommendation Closed1}, "0", {Assigned Office}, CONTAINS("AIR-62", @cell))


    Hope this helps

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  • KPH
    KPH ✭✭✭✭✭✭
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    Hi @Neela_15

    The syntax for the COUNTIFS function is range then criteria, range, then criteria, range then criteria. So when you get to the CONTAINS part instead of

    CONTAINS("AIR-62", {Assigned Office})

    you need

    {Assigned Office}, CONTAINS("AIR-62", @cell)

    • {Assigned Office} is your range
    • CONTAINS("AIR-62", @cell) is your criteria

    The full formula looks like:

    =COUNTIFS({Safety Recommendation Domestic}, "FAA Domestic", {Safety Recommendation Closed1}, "0", {Assigned Office}, CONTAINS("AIR-62", @cell))


    Hope this helps

  • Neela_15
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    Thank you KPH. I tried this formula yesterday and inserted it again today from scratch. In both cases, I received an #UNPARSEABLE error. However, after having my attention diverted elsewhere for about 10 minutes, it suddenly started to work. I am not sure why the delay, but of seen this occur on occasion. Thank you for your help.

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