Trying to Count Two Different Values in a Cell


Hello All, I am missing something obvious here and cannot seem to figure it out.

In the column Uploaded status* I am simply trying to count all the values that are either Uploaded or Activated_Existing in Axis.

My argument is =COUNTIFS(Upload status*:Upload status*, "Uploaded")+ COUNTIFS(Upload status*:Upload status*, "Activated_Existing in Axis) but it keeps coming back with errors.

The column Upload status* is a dropdown column from a fixed list.

What am I doing wrong here? Help me Obi-Wan.



  • KPH
    KPH ✭✭✭✭✭✭

    Remember, young jedi, to add square brackets to your column name for it to work....

    [Upload status*]:[Upload status*]

    and a closing quotation mark at the end

    "Activated_Existing in Axis")

  • JE76
    JE76 ✭✭

    Thanks much Master Obi-Wan, That did the trick. The " was an obvious mistake but the brackets I didn't imagine I needed. Thanks.

  • KPH
    KPH ✭✭✭✭✭✭

    No problem!

    You need the square brackets around the column names if they contain spaces or end in a number.


    is fine, but


    Upload *

    Upload Status

    will not work.

    Good luck with your remaining missions.

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