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Counting "At Risk" Flags

Ginny A.
Ginny A.
edited 12/09/19 in Archived 2017 Posts



I am trying to use COUNTIF for counting number of projects with "At Risk" flags turned on. I get #UNPARSEABLE for this- COUNTIF(At Risk:At Risk, 1). Any feedback appreciated. Thank you. 



  • Rob Hagan
    Rob Hagan ✭✭✭

    Hi Ginny,


    Any field name that contains spaces needs its name to be referenced in square brackets:

    =COUNTIF([At Risk]:[At Risk], 1)





  • Wendy K.


    I am trying to do the same task mentioned above. But when I use the =COUNTIF([At Risk]:[At Risk], 1) formula, I get an error that says #BOOLEAN EXPECTED. What does that mean and how do I fix it?

  • J. Craig Williams
    J. Craig Williams ✭✭✭✭✭✭


    The error is telling you that you are trying to enter a number greater than 1 in a Checkbox type column.

    You can do that, but not as a number.

    =COUNTIF([At Risk]:[At Risk], 1) + ""

    will display a number, but it will be text.

    If you later want to use that somewhere else, you can turn it back into a number using the VALUE() function.

    Be aware that the COUNTIF() formula above as written can not be in the [At Risk] column -- you will get a circular error.

    I hope this helps.


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