Formula to Count Children Tasks Only

Gabela ✭✭✭
edited 12/14/23 in Formulas and Functions

I am looking for a formula to count Children tasks that meet specific criteria. I want to see how many tasks (Children only) do not have a task owner and a "LM" flag is set.

The formula below provides a count for ALL tasks (Parent and Children):

=COUNTIFS([Assigned To]:[Assigned To], "", Reporting:Reporting, <> "LM")

I can add a column (Is Parent) to the sheet to indicate that the task is a Parent or a Child using this formula:

=IF(COUNT(CHILDREN()) = 0, "N", "Y")

And then add this criterion to the main formula. 

=COUNTIFS([Assigned To]:[Assigned To], "", Reporting:Reporting, <>"LM", [Is Parent]:[Is Parent], "N")

I want to avoid adding a field to my sheet.

I tried using the formula below:

=IF(COUNT(CHILDREN([Task Name]:[Task Name])) > 0, COUNTIFS([Assigned To]:[Assigned To], "", Reporting:Reporting, <> "LM"))

However, this formula returns the same count as the formula above.

Thanks in advance for your help!


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