Evaluate 4 columns with an OR then a fifth column with an AND


I have four status columns which have Red, Yellow, and Green options in my list of projects. I want to count how many projects (rows) have at least one Red. Then, I have a 5th column that if checked, I want to exclude from the count. I have this logic producing a row report for a dashboard. Now I want just the metric.

Any assistance would be greatly appreciated!


  • Genevieve P.
    Genevieve P. Employee Admin
    edited 04/06/22

    Hi @Scott at AC

    The way I would do this is to add together 4 COUNTIFS Functions.



    Each formula would count the number of rows that have Red in one of your Status columns and the "unchecked" value.

    =COUNTIFS([Overall R/Y/G]:[Overall R/Y/G], "Red", Exclude:Exclude, 0) + COUNTIFS([Schedule R/Y/G]:[Schedule R/Y/G], "Red", Exclude:Exclude, 0) ... etc

    You can put this formula in a Sheet Summary field, then reference it in a Metric Widget on your Dashboard.

    Keep in mind this will create a double COUNT if any of your rows have a Red in more than one column, is this the correct Metric? If not, I would add a Helper Column in my sheet to check a box if your criteria is met Per Row, then Count by this helper column instead.


    =IF(AND(OR([Overall R/Y/G]@row = "Red", [Schedule R/Y/G]@row = "Red", [Budget R/Y/G]@row = "Red", [Scope R/Y/G]@row = "Red"), Exclude@row = 0), 1, 0)

    Let me know if this works for you!



  • Scott at AC

    Hi @Genevieve P.

    You gave me a really good idea. The 'Helper Column' on the source sheet. If one or more columns (Overall, Scheduled, etc.) are Red, then the box is checked for that row. Then I simply need to count the Helper Column.

    Thank you!


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