Where do I put the IFERROR function to correct for year?

Carroll Wall
Carroll Wall ✭✭✭✭
edited 01/24/24 in Formulas and Functions

I have a column of dates. New rows are being added over time.

I count how many occur in each month.

In a separate metric sheet, have 12 formulas, 1 for each month, that look like this.

=COUNTIFS({Date Column}, IFERROR(MONTH(@cell), 0) = 1, {Date Column}, MONTH(@cell) = 1) for January

=COUNTIFS({Date Column}, IFERROR(MONTH(@cell), 0) = 2, {Date Column}, MONTH(@cell) = 2) for February, etc.

However, now that it is a new year, I want to exclude 2023 dates so I think I need to add an IFERROR and a YEAR(TODAY()) function,

Something like IFERROR(YEAR(@cell), 0) = YEAR(TODAY()))

but I am getting #unparseble.

Your insights would be greatly appreciated, my Smartsheet Community friends!

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Best Answer

  • Paul Newcome
    Paul Newcome ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    Answer ✓

    You can simplify the original COUNTIFS by getting rid of the second range/criteria set as it is redundant of the first.

    =COUNTIFS({Date Column}, IFERROR(MONTH(@cell), 0) = 1, {Date Column}, MONTH(@cell) = 1)

    =COUNTIFS({Date Column}, IFERROR(MONTH(@cell), 0) = 1)

    Then you can use an AND statement to add the YEAR argument like so:

    =COUNTIFS({Date Column}, AND(IFERROR(MONTH(@cell), 0) = 1, IFERROR(YEAR(@cell), 0) = YEAR(TODAY())))

    Trying to add exactly what you have in your original post of

    IFERROR(YEAR(@cell), 0) = YEAR(TODAY()))

    has one too many closing parenthesis at the end.


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