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I have a sheet that has all the jobs we have by unit. each person is assigned a job in each unit. i want to be able to create a dashboard that shows how many jobs each person has in that unit. any help with formulas and how to get started would be appreciated.
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Depending on how your sheet is set up, you could try using:
=COUNTIFS([range with names], "name", [range where jobs are], "job")
Other formulas might work better though depending on how the sheet looks.
Once you got your counts, then you can either use a chart or report on your Dashboard to display the number of jobs each person has in their unit.

Thanks so much for your response! this is what i have the sheet set up as.
should i create a formula sheet and reference the sheet i want to use. How do i go about doing that?

Yes exactly! You can create a new sheet to house your formulas and use as your reference for the chart.
In this instance, you'll want to use Cross Sheet ranges in the COUNTIFS Function:
=COUNTIFS({Column with names}, "name", {Column where jobs are}, "job")
You can replace the values "in these" with a value in the cell to the left of your Metric sheet:
=COUNTIFS({Column with names}, [Name]@row, {Column where jobs are}, [Job]@row)
See: Advanced Crosssheet Formulas
This webinar has an example of COUNTIFS: Formulas webinar series
Cheers,
Genevieve

this helps but i think i need to know exactly what to put in the formula because no matter what i try, i seem to not be able to use the formula. this is what i am entering.
COUNTIFS({engineer}, "a name from the column", {unit}, "job")

Each of the references {in these} are cross sheet references that you will need to select individually from your source sheet when building out the formula. This means you can't copy/paste examples from the community as the link to that source sheet hasn't been created yet.
This structure should work:
=COUNTIFS({engineer}, "a name from the column", {unit}, "job")
But make sure that {engineer} and {unit} were both created by clicking this link in the formula window:
I would recommend watching the first Formula Webinar I linked above to see how a COUNTIFS formula is created from starttofinish. It's at the 19:00 minute mark, here:
Let me know if this helps! If not, it would be useful to see screen captures of your formula actually in Smartsheet, but please block out sensitive data.
Cheers,
Genevieve
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