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COUNTIF where cell contains checkmark EXAMPLE
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When a box is checked it has a value of 1, so you just need to write a formula like this to count the number of checked cells:
=COUNTIF([Checkbox Column 1]1:[Checkbox Column 1]8, 1)

That worked! Thanks!
Another observation. Cannot locate formula in a column that is formated with properties as a 'check box'.

Edward,
almost correct
Since the "check box" columns have boolean values (Yes/No or 1/0), there cannot be a formula like the one Greg suggested (you'll get a warning #BOOLEAN EXPECTED). You must locate these formulas in another (text/number type) column.
However, you may write an even more complex formula if the outcome is 0 or 1:
=IF(COUNTIF([Checkbox Column 1]1:[Checkbox Column 1]8, 1)>1, 1, 0) [it will be checked if more than 1 checkboxes are checked in the range].
Atus

If what you are hoping for is the number of checkbooks are checked and display in the same column, then you can convert the result to text, which the check box column will accept
=countif (as above) + ""
will display the count.
Watch out for circular references... if the formula is in row 1, the formula should not try to count it.
Hope this helps.
Craig

Greg, does this formula still applies for the latest smartsheet update? also, what does that number 8 stands for?
I am sorry, I am just new at this.
Thank you
TJ