Countifs formula for counting the number of specific returns from a Multi Select Column

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Hi Everyone,

I am trying to add some metrics to a Dashboard and one of the Metrics i am trying to count is the number of times an option is chosen in a multi select column. The formula i have tried so far is

=COUNTIFS({Oracle EMT 21 Key Element of Works}, CONTAINS("Mechanical"), {Oracle EMT 21 Date of Enquiry}, >=\$[Start Date]\$1, {Oracle EMT 21 Date of Enquiry}, <=\$[End Date]\$1)

This returns "Incorrect Argument" and i am not sure where i have gone wrong.

Any help would be appreciated.

Dave

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You only need a "range" for the CONTAINS function. We would use "@cell" to tell it to evaluate the previously established range of {Oracle EMT 21 Key Element of Works} on a cell by cell basis.

=COUNTIFS({Oracle EMT 21 Key Element of Works}, CONTAINS("Mechanical", @cell), {Oracle EMT 21 Date of Enquiry}, >=\$[Start Date]\$1, {Oracle EMT 21 Date of Enquiry}, <=\$[End Date]\$1)

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You only need a "range" for the CONTAINS function. We would use "@cell" to tell it to evaluate the previously established range of {Oracle EMT 21 Key Element of Works} on a cell by cell basis.

=COUNTIFS({Oracle EMT 21 Key Element of Works}, CONTAINS("Mechanical", @cell), {Oracle EMT 21 Date of Enquiry}, >=\$[Start Date]\$1, {Oracle EMT 21 Date of Enquiry}, <=\$[End Date]\$1)

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Thank you @Paul Newcome that has worked.

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Happy to help. 👍️

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