How to count items in a multi dropdown list?


Hello -

I've read through plenty of scenarios on this topic but still haven't been able to get this to work exactly -

I would like to write a formula that counts the number of functions within the dependency column as a whole. Currently, I am using a COUNTIF function for each individual function but it does not work when there are multiple items in one cell (i.e. COUNTIF({Europe RemainCo. Workplan Range 4}, "Finance / Accounting") + COUNTIF({Europe RemainCo. Workplan Range 4}, "HR / Benefits"+.....etc.)

Any guidance on how to rewrite this formula to capture cells with more than one input would be greatly appreciated.




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