Count only child rows that have "Complete" in 3 columns


Hi I am trying to count the number of child rows that have "Complete" in 3 different columns. Here is my current formula:

=COUNTIFS((CHILDREN)1, [HS Germ]:[HS Germ], "Complete", [HS Pave]:[HS Pave], "Complete", [Classroom]:[Classroom], "Complete")

I keep getting "UNPARSEABLE". Any suggestions?



  • Kelly Moore
    Kelly Moore ✭✭✭✭✭✭

    Hey @Charlene Pons

    Do the Child rows you want counted all below to a single parent? If yes, try

    =COUNTIFS(CHILDREN([HS Germ]1), "Complete", CHILDREN([HS Pave]1), "Complete", CHILDREN(Classroom1), "Complete")

    If you're trying to count any Complete child row in the columns regardless of their parent and regardless of hierarchy level, I would add a helper column to designate Parent rows.

    This helper column is often a checkbox column. I'll call it Parent

    =IF(COUNT(CHILDREN([your primary column name]@row))>0, 1)

    Then your COUNTIFS becomes

    =COUNTIFS([HS Germ]:[HS Germ], "Complete", [HS Pave]:[HS Pave], "Complete", Classroom:Classroom, "Complete", Parent:Parent, 0)


  • Mark Cronk
    Mark Cronk ✭✭✭✭✭✭

    =COUNTIFS(CHILDREN([HS Germ]@row) "Complete", children([HS Pave]@row), "Complete", Children([Classroom]@row), "Complete")


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