What's wrong with my formula?


Something very obvious, I am sure:

=COUNTIF({COVID Sick Testing Range 4}, CONTAINS("Positive Rapid", {COVID Sick Testing Range 4}), OR(CONTAINS("Positive PCR", {COVID Sick Testing Range 4})))

Trying to count all Covid-1 positive tests, referencing another sheet.



  • Kelly Moore
    Kelly Moore ✭✭✭✭✭✭

    Hey @Grace Tidwell

    Try this. I used the COUNTIFS (plural) vs COUNTIF (singular) because the plural version of the function always works, regardless of how many criteria are used, and the singular version only works when a single criteria is used. I don't have to keep up with the number of criteria if using the plural version of the function.

    =COUNTIFS({COVID Sick Testing Range 4}, OR(CONTAINS("Positive Rapid", @cell), CONTAINS("Positive PCR", @cell)))

    Note: If these are the only two responses with the descriptor "Positive" in the name, you could look for just 'Positive' using a single Contains and eliminate the 'OR' condition.

    =COUNTIFS({COVID Sick Testing Range 4}, CONTAINS("Positive", @cell))

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