COUNTIFS formula to pull number of overdue tasks associated with owner


I am trying to pull data for a Sheet Summary with this formula:

=COUNTIFS([Owner:Owner], "jane doe", [Deadline:Deadline], "<" & TODAY())

I am getting an unparseable error, it seems to be around the () next to TODAY.

What do I need to change to have my formula be correct?

Best Answer

  • bisaacs
    bisaacs ✭✭✭✭✭
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    Hey @Abby Stanek,

    I just realized what the issue is! Remove all the brackets around your column ranges:

    =COUNTIFS(Owner:Owner, "jane doe", Deadline:Deadline, <TODAY())

    You only use brackets in ranges if the column name has a space in it, otherwise don't use them for one word column titles, like so:

    =COUNTIFS([Owner Name]:[Owner Name], "Jane Doe", Deadline:Deadline, <TODAY())

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