Count the number of "No" in the entire row across multiple columns



I have 45 questions in a survey in Smartsheet. So, that is 45 columns of questions. All the questions are single select "Yes/No/NA". One row of data equals one survey.

Is there a way to count the number of "No"s in one row and put it in the "Failures" column? I am trying to get a count of the items that failed for that row so that it can be included in a workflow automation email to let the person know how many items need to addressed.


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  • Andrée Starå
    Andrée Starå ✭✭✭✭✭✭
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    Hi @alexis.ray89371

    I hope you're well and safe!

    Try something like this. (replace the column name with your first and last column in the range)

    =COUNTIF([Column1]@row:[Column45]@row, "No")

    Did that work/help?

    I hope that helps!

    Be safe and have a fantastic week!


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  • alexis.ray89371
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    How are you so smart??? LOL.

    I think my brain has just turned into Jello today. It's been one of those days...Some reason I was thinking how in the world do I do an IF statement with 45 columns.

    Thank you so much for your help. It worked. As usual. 😁

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