Help Needed

06/30/21
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Hello, All.

I need to create a formula where I am summing particular values in the same column wherever that value appears. For example, if 1 appears 5 times in the column, I wish the formula to return 5. However, I also wish this formula to sum up 2 other values in the column if they appear (column value equals that value).

This is the formula I am working with. I keep receiving the error message "INVALID DATA TYPE." Any assistance you can lend would be appreciated.

=COUNTIFS([Project Status]:[Project Status], ="Phase 1", OR([Project Status]:[Project Status], ="Phase 2", [Project Status]:[Project Status], ="Phase 3"))

Answers

  • Bassam KhalilBassam Khalil ✭✭✭✭✭

    Hi @Gretchen Hansen

    Hope you are fine, please try the following

    =COUNTIFS([Project Status]:[Project Status], "Phase 1", OR([Project Status]:[Project Status], "Phase 2", [Project Status]:[Project Status], "Phase 3"))

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  • Thank you Bassam. I cut and pasted this formula in to the field to give it a try. The response returned was #INVALID DATA TYPE. I am wondering if there is another way to designate which fields should be counted.

  • Bassam KhalilBassam Khalil ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Gretchen Hansen

    Could you please share me as an admin on a copy of your sheet ( after removing any sensitive data ) and I will check it

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  • Good Morning, Bassam.

    I really wish I could grant you such access. This Smartsheet is being created within my company's firewall, so sharing access to external parties is not allowed.

    Thank you so much for your offer to help! It is very much appreciated!

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