Countifs Formula Help


I've used this formula a few different times on various sheets, but I can't figure out why it's returning an in correct argument error:

This is the formula:

=COUNTIFS({call_history_from_08_31_2020_to_10_31_2020 Range 1}, Day153, {call_history_from_08_31_2020_to_10_31_2020 Range 2}, "incoming")

Any help is greatly appreciated!

Thank you


  • Genevieve P.
    Genevieve P. Employee Admin

    Hi @Kristina Kazakoff

    It looks like the structure is set up correctly, so there may be something else going on. I would suggest adjusting the row reference (set as 153 in this example) to be @row, so the formula doesn't have to look through the whole sheet to find row 153 before calculating.

    =COUNTIFS({call_history_from_08_31_2020_to_10_31_2020 Range 1}, Day@row, {call_history_from_08_31_2020_to_10_31_2020 Range 2}, "incoming")

    You may also want to double check that your two cross-sheet ranges are looking at the correct columns, and that the "Day" column in this sheet is set as a Date Type of column (and that Range 1 is also a Date Type).

    Try also dragging the formula to a different cell, or setting it as a Column Formula then back to a Cell Formula to see if this helps update the sheet and have it re-read the formula properly.

    Let me know if any of this has helped!



  • Kristina Kazakoff

    Thanks, Genevieve! It looks like the formula was overwhelming the sheet, because when I came back to it the following day there was no error message.

    I don't have much experience with the @row function - so thanks for that too.

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