COUNTIF blank (Date column)

I'm trying to count rows that do not have a date value added in a date column. The right answer is 5, but when I use the following formula, I'm getting 177:

=COUNTIF({Approval Date},"")

I've also tried the following with the same results:

=COUNTIF({Approval Date},ISBLANK(@cell))

Any clues?



  • Andrée Starå
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  • Guaca Mohle
    Guaca Mohle ✭✭✭✭, thanks! I'm making some progress:

    =COUNTIF({Approver Date}, @cell = "")

    This formula appears to be working but with unexpected result:

    The right value should now be 4. But there are 10 blank rows (Rows 182-191) that appear when I filter the source sheet on Approved Date Column = blank. This results in a count of 14.

    I keep deleting these rows, but they keep appearing back which is incorrectly inflating my count.

  • Sandra Murray
    Sandra Murray ✭✭✭✭

    Any help on counting blank Data fields or non blank date fields?

  • Genevieve P.
    Genevieve P. Employee Admin

    Hi @Sandra Murray

    The formula above should work:

    =COUNTIF({Column}, "")

    However as observed, there will always be a number of blank rows at the bottom of the sheet to allow new submissions. I would recommend adding a second criteria to your formula so you could how many blank cells there are in one column, but only if another column is not blank, like so:

    =COUNTIFS({Column to Count}, "", {Column with text}, <> "")

    The <> says "does not equal" blank.



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