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CountIF a cell word starts with


I wanted to countif number on below example. it should bring the count 3.

Example :

Cell-2 - "Fail - Item not available'"

Cell-2 - "Fail - item out of stoke"

Cell-3 - "Fail  - routed to wrong one"


  • J. Craig Williams
    J. Craig Williams ✭✭✭✭✭✭

    I think what you are asking for is to check for the "Fail" at the beginning of the text string.

    If so, this

    =COUNTIF(Status1:Status10, LEFT(@cell, 4) = "Fail")

    would count the first 10 rows of the [Status] column.

    This would count the whole [Status] column

    =COUNTIF(Status:Status, LEFT(@cell, 4) = "Fail")

    I hope this helps.


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