Help with Countif Function Referecing 2 Columns on a different Sheet

edited 12/09/19 in Formulas and Functions

I want to be able to see the count of Projects that are assigned to a specific person in one column and have a status of complete in another column.  Not sure what I'm doing wrong?

=COUNTIF({Master Task & Project List Range 1}, "Crystal Oliver", {Master Task & Project List Range 2}, "Complete")

Am receiving "Incorrect Argument Set" error. :(


  • Andrée Starå
    Andrée Starå ✭✭✭✭✭✭

    Hi Oliver,

    Try this.

    =COUNTIFS({Master Task & Project List Range 1}; "Crystal Oliver"; {Master Task & Project List Range 2}; "Complete")    

    The same version but with the below changes for your and others convenience.  

    =COUNTIFS({Master Task & Project List Range 1}, "Crystal Oliver", {Master Task & Project List Range 2}, "Complete")

    Depending on your country you’ll need to exchange the comma to a period and the semi-colon to a comma.

    Did it work?

    Have a fantastic week!


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  • Paul Newcome
    Paul Newcome ✭✭✭✭✭✭

    To further expand on Andree's solution...


    The issue you are running into with your original formula is that COUNTIF is designed for only ONE set of range/criteria whereas COUNTIFS (note the "S") can handle MULTIPLE sets.


    I personally have gotten into the habit of only using COUNTIFS (and SUMIFS for that matter) and completely disregarding the non-S version as that allows me to further expand if needed without having to worry about forgetting to add that one little letter in. 

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