# Combining COUNTIF AND IF ?

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I'm trying to return a value that represents a number from 0-7.

The numbers represent a step number that has been completed based on how many status cells say "Complete".

So if the first step is "Complete", I need a 0 returned. If the first two steps are complete, then I need a 1 returned etc. (I have to use 0 as the first step unfortunately).

My formula works unless no steps are complete in which case it returns a -1. I'd like for the formula to return something like "NS" ("Not started") of no steps are complete.

=SUM(COUNTIF(Status2, "Complete"), COUNTIF(Status6, "Complete"), COUNTIF(Status14, "Complete"), COUNTIF(Status20, "Complete"), COUNTIF(Status22, "Complete"), COUNTIF(Status27, "Complete"), COUNTIF(Status31, "Complete") - 1)

I'm thinking I could incorporate an IF statement somewhere that returns "NS" of no steps are completed.

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Try this:

```=IF(
SUM(COUNTIF(Status2, "Complete"),
COUNTIF(Status6, "Complete"),
COUNTIF(Status14, "Complete"),
COUNTIF(Status20, "Complete"),
COUNTIF(Status22, "Complete"),
COUNTIF(Status27, "Complete"),
COUNTIF(Status31, "Complete") - 1) < 0,
"Not Started",
﻿﻿SUM(COUNTIF(Status2, "Complete"),
COUNTIF(Status6, "Complete"),
COUNTIF(Status14, "Complete"),
COUNTIF(Status20, "Complete"),
COUNTIF(Status22, "Complete"),
COUNTIF(Status27, "Complete"),
COUNTIF(Status31, "Complete") - 1)
)

```

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Try this:

```=IF(
SUM(COUNTIF(Status2, "Complete"),
COUNTIF(Status6, "Complete"),
COUNTIF(Status14, "Complete"),
COUNTIF(Status20, "Complete"),
COUNTIF(Status22, "Complete"),
COUNTIF(Status27, "Complete"),
COUNTIF(Status31, "Complete") - 1) < 0,
"Not Started",
﻿﻿SUM(COUNTIF(Status2, "Complete"),
COUNTIF(Status6, "Complete"),
COUNTIF(Status14, "Complete"),
COUNTIF(Status20, "Complete"),
COUNTIF(Status22, "Complete"),
COUNTIF(Status27, "Complete"),
COUNTIF(Status31, "Complete") - 1)
)

```
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Thank you that worked!

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