using COUNT or SUM (IF or IFS) for adding values from a multiple-selection drop down

OK let me see if I can explain my question correctly...

I have a field called "remaining work points" (Think Agile/Scrum). I want it to add the number of points by looking in one cell that has multiple drop down selections. This is where I keep the possible types of "installs" that we do on customer sites. Each one would be worth 1 point. I want the REMAINING WORK POINTS field to count the total number of selections in that "type of install" cell. Anyone know what my argument/formula should be here. I tried several COUNTIF formulas all connected by "+" but that only ever returns either a 0 or a 1 no matter how many selections in that cell. Thanks!


  • Andrée Starå
    Andrée Starå ✭✭✭✭✭✭

    Hi @Jeffrey Domanski

    I hope you're well and safe!

    Not sure I follow.

    Can you describe your process in more detail and maybe share the sheet(s)/copies of the sheet(s) or some screenshots? (Delete/replace any confidential/sensitive information before sharing) That would make it easier to help. 

    I hope that helps!

    Be safe and have a fantastic week!


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