Formula Count Help


May I please get assistance with a formula? I am trying to do a formula that references another sheet (Loaner Sign Out Sheet), which calculates a total from that onto my Request Metrics sheet. Please see attached. I would like a total count for Request Type "HDMI" only if the Status states "In Progress." If it's not in progress I do not want it to count towards the total. 

In the example attached the total should = 1 since there's only one HDMI in a "In Progress" status. 

Please help!

Thank you.

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  • Nic Larsen
    Nic Larsen ✭✭✭✭✭✭

    This is the layout, but you'll need to use the "reference other sheet" when creating the formula to pull the results. Referencing another sheet will put your ranges between { } brackets.

    =COUNTIFS({Request Type Range}, ="HDMI", {Status Range}, ="In Progress")


  • Paul Newcome
    Paul Newcome ✭✭✭✭✭✭

    One thing to keep in mind...


    When using specific values (text, number, special character, or a combination thereof) you do not need the operator.


    Nic's formula is not wrong. I am just pointing out a little quirk with these types of formulas.


    =COUNTIFS({Request Type Range}, = "HDMI", {Status Range}, = "In Progress")

    works exactly the same as

    =COUNTIFS({Request Type Range}, "HDMI", {Status Range}, "In Progress")

    which also works exactly the same as

    =COUNTIFS({Request Type Range@}, @cell = "HDMI", {Status Range@}, @cell = "In Progress")

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