Formula Question
I need to create a count formula that counts an item from a multidropdown column in another sheet. Not related to a string of information. Can anyone help? Thanks.
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Do you want to count the instances of a particular text string within a multiselect dropdown column?
If so, the COUNTIF formula with a HAS function will probably do the trick. Something like this:
=COUNTIF([Column Name]:[Column Name], HAS(@cell, "Thing to Count"))
In this example, that formula would return "4" as "Thing to Count" appears 4 times in the Column called Column Name:
You could remove the "Thing to Count" from the formula and instead put this into another column like this:
The formula in the Count column is
=COUNTIF([Column Name]:[Column Name], HAS(@cell, [Look up]@row))
You replace the text to look up with a reference to the cell that contains the text.

Hi @LK Shook
Did I correctly understand what you needed? Did it work and make sense?
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