Using COUNTIF and AND Together

I am trying to count the number of times a person is assigned as a project lead, and only if the project is currently in progress. I'm still pretty new to functions and am having a hard time figuring out what i missed here. I only want to count if it meets both criteria.

I haven't done much with helper columns yet, so not sure if this is a situation where i need that. Any help would be appreciated!

=COUNTIF({Project Lead}, "Lynn Meadow", AND({Project Status}, CONTAINS("In Progress", @cell)))


  • Matt Johnson
    Matt Johnson ✭✭✭✭✭✭

    Hi @Lynn Meadow,

    This formula should work if you pop it into a sheet summary field or a metrics sheet. It would be a little different if you are trying to display the count on the sheet itself.

    =COUNTIFS([Project Lead]:[Project Lead], [Project Lead]:[Project Lead] = "Lynn Meadow", [Project Status]:[Project Status], "In Progress")

    Matt Johnson

    Sevan Technology

    Smartsheet Aligned Partner

  • Lynn Meadow
    Lynn Meadow ✭✭✭✭

    Thanks so much. I forgot about the difference with COUNTIFS. I still had to tweak a bit, but got it to work. I am using a metrics sheet and referencing to the main project list.

    =COUNTIFS({Project Lead}, [Team Member]@row, {Project Status}, CONTAINS("In Progress", @cell))

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