# Formula to Check How Many Boxes are Checked

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I have a metric summary sheet that I am building to use as the point of reference for my dashboard. On my source sheet, I have a check box column for "Copy Needed." I want to count how many people requested copy needed when they made their request. So, ultimately, I need a formula that will pull back the total number of rows that include the boxes checked in the "Copy Needed" column.

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If you're looking to just get a total count of how many boxes are checked, try this:

=COUNTIFS([Copy Needed]:[Copy Needed], 1)

I like to use countifs rather than countif just in case I ever need to go back and add other criteria, but it should work with COUNTIF as well. For checkboxes 1 = checked, 0 = unchecked.

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If you're looking to just get a total count of how many boxes are checked, try this:

=COUNTIFS([Copy Needed]:[Copy Needed], 1)

I like to use countifs rather than countif just in case I ever need to go back and add other criteria, but it should work with COUNTIF as well. For checkboxes 1 = checked, 0 = unchecked.

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When I use this formula I don't get a total count, it only checks the box?

The first row is where the formula is? the count should be 1

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I hope you're well and safe!

Try adding +"" at the end of the formula.

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