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I have a smartsheet that has two columns for symbols ( Yes, Hold, No symbols)
I'm trying to create a formula to have a summary of how many Yes's and how many No's there are so that I can then have a dashboard with a widget that gives a snapshot of this information. I've tried so many things but can't seem to get it to add up the symbols.
Answers

Using a CountIF formula will tell you how many instances of the "Yes" occur in the column.
=COUNTIF([Status1]:[Status1], "Yes")
To add them together you would have to do a column with each formula
=SUM(COUNTIF([Status1]:[Status1], "Yes"), COUNTIF([Status2]:[Status2], "Yes")) =SUM(COUNTIF([Status1]:[Status1], "Hold"), COUNTIF([Status2]:[Status2], "Hold")) =SUM(COUNTIF([Status1]:[Status1], "No"), COUNTIF([Status2]:[Status2], "No"))
Or you can add some text to produce something like "Yes:12 No:6 Hold:8"
="Yes:" + SUM(COUNTIF([Status1]:[Status1], "Yes"), COUNTIF([Status2]:[Status2], "Yes")) + " No:" + SUM(COUNTIF([Status1]:[Status1], "No"), COUNTIF([Status2]:[Status2], "No")) + " Hold:" + SUM(COUNTIF([Status1]:[Status1], "Hold"), COUNTIF([Status2]:[Status2], "Hold"))
="Yes:" + SUM(COUNTIF([Status1]:[Status1], "Yes"), COUNTIF([Status2]:[Status2], "Yes")) + " No:" + SUM(COUNTIF([Status1]:[Status1], "No"), COUNTIF([Status2]:[Status2], "No")) + " Hold:" + SUM(COUNTIF([Status1]:[Status1], "Hold"), COUNTIF([Status2]:[Status2], "Hold"))
Hope this helps..
Remember if you have Business or above a perfect place for this is the sheet summary rather than putting it in columns
Brent C. Wilson, P.Eng, PMP, Prince2
Facilityy Professional Services Inc.
http://www.facilityy.com

I'm attempting to do a column with each formula but I'm getting stuck. I'm looking to add the columns separately. So total amount for example of devices picked up and then total dropped off ( Only Yes or No) we are not using the hold option
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