Counting dates as entries

Mtmoroni ✭✭✭✭✭
edited 12/09/19 in Formulas and Functions

I am compiling a metrics page, and need to count a date field, teh automated "created" which stores date and time the row was created.  I want to count a total of "01/XX/19", XX meaning i dont care about the days, i just want all of January 2019 entries.

I am refrencing another sheet (hence the metric sheet), so i need to do that.  The goal is to utilize for each month/2019, as well as each month/2018, and continue in years to come.




  • Andrée Starå
    Andrée Starå ✭✭✭✭✭✭


    Try this.

    Change the last number (4) to which month you want to count. The IFERROR part will remove an error if there is a cell that isn't a date in the range (not needed for the created column but if you want to reference another date column)

    =COUNTIFS({Reference to other sheet}; IFERROR(MONTH(@cell); 0) = 4)    

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

    =COUNTIFS({Reference to other sheet}, IFERROR(MONTH(@cell), 0) = 4)

    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 weekend!


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  • Paul Newcome
    Paul Newcome ✭✭✭✭✭✭

    To further Andree's solution, to include the YEAR requirement, we can just use an AND function with @cell references in the criteria section...


    =COUNTIFS({Reference to other sheet}, AND(IFERROR(MONTH(@cell), 0) = 4, IFERROR(YEAR(@cell), 0) = 2019))

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