Find the Count of All MultiChoice Answers
Hello all,
I'm still a bit new to SmartSheet, so forgive me if I'm a bit ignorant here.
I have a column that has several multichoice options (Option A, B, C). I would like to know how many times, across all rows, each option was selected. The setup would look like this
Row 1: Options A and B selected
Row 2: Options A and C selected
Row 3: Options A, B, and C selected
So, either in another sheet/report, I would have something that spat out something like:
Option A: 3
Option B: 2
Option C: 2
If this is possible, what is the formula/method to make this happen? Thanks for any help/guidance you can provide!
Best Answer

I found an acceptable way to do this, but I'm not confident it is the best way.
=COUNTIF({Range from sheet}, CONTAINS("Option A", @cell))
This allowed me to create another sheet that has two columns. Column 1 = Option Name. Column 2 = Option Count.
So, here's what the final looks like.
Option A  3
Answers

I found an acceptable way to do this, but I'm not confident it is the best way.
=COUNTIF({Range from sheet}, CONTAINS("Option A", @cell))
This allowed me to create another sheet that has two columns. Column 1 = Option Name. Column 2 = Option Count.
So, here's what the final looks like.
Option A  3
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