# Function for Counting Children of Parent Rows

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Hi - I have been wrestling with this function and need some help.

Here is the data:

In my sheet summary, I am trying to enter a function to count the children who answer yes. I have tried it a bunch of ways, and it will count if I only ask it to count children, or if I only ask it to count the yes answers, but I cannot get them together.

=COUNTIF(CHILDREN([Month/Year - MRN]1, [Documented Flush q12?]:[Documented Flush q12?],"Y"))

Thoughts? Thanks!

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Hey @EB_RN

To use the Children function, here's the formula

=COUNTIFS(CHILDREN([Documented Flush q12?]1), "y")

From the snippet, it appears only children have Y/N responses and I can only see one parent, which made me wonder if the Children criteria was necessary

=COUNTIFS([Documented Flush q12?]:[Documented Flush q12?], "y")

cheers

Kelly

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Hey @EB_RN

As an alternative, you could also bring in your date column to help you filter by month. In my sheets I try very hard not to force myself to manually choose a specific row- I prefer formulas to choose data for me.

=COUNTIFS([Documented Flush q12?]:[Documented Flush q12?], "y", Date:Date, MONTH(@cell)=12)

I hope you have joyful holidays as well

Kelly

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Hey @EB_RN

To use the Children function, here's the formula

=COUNTIFS(CHILDREN([Documented Flush q12?]1), "y")

From the snippet, it appears only children have Y/N responses and I can only see one parent, which made me wonder if the Children criteria was necessary

=COUNTIFS([Documented Flush q12?]:[Documented Flush q12?], "y")

cheers

Kelly

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@Kelly Moore It is a monthly audit, which is why I want the parent row for future months. But this worked perfectly, and I tried it out for the next month and it worked for the new group of data. thank you so much!! happy holidays!

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Hey @EB_RN

As an alternative, you could also bring in your date column to help you filter by month. In my sheets I try very hard not to force myself to manually choose a specific row- I prefer formulas to choose data for me.

=COUNTIFS([Documented Flush q12?]:[Documented Flush q12?], "y", Date:Date, MONTH(@cell)=12)

I hope you have joyful holidays as well

Kelly

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oh my gosh that one is even better - you are so right, that is awesome. thank you again for your help!

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