Find the Count of All Multi-Choice Answers

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edited 07/15/21

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 multi-choice 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!

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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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Options

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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