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A metrics sheet was designed for my group with the following formulas embedded in the cells. I understand all except the $10. The reference links to the status column of a tracking sheet along with the program manager's name.

Also, this formula links back to the same sheet.

Any assistance you can provide is appreciated!

Thank you very much,

YCRock

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  • Kelly Moore
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    Hey @Rocky

    The $10 is designating a specific row (row 10) in the sheet. It is looking at row 10 of the Value column on this sheet to match against the Status range on your other sheet.

    The COUNTIFS says

    COUNT your other sheet rows When a row Matches Row10 of Value column from metrics sheet to Status column of the sheet and the Program range (column) of other sheet also matches your Metrics value at row.

    Does that help?

    Kelly

  • Rocky
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    Thanks. I'll need to understand what is meant by the absolute value of 10 in both formulas

    Thank you very much,

    YCRock

  • Kelly Moore
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    Hey Rocky

    It means use row 10 and only row 10

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  • Andrée Starå
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    Hi @Rocky

    I hope you're well and safe!

    It's an Absolute Reference.

    Absolute reference (always refers to that specific cell, row, or column)

    Type a $ symbol in front of the column name, row number or both.=$[Column A]$1

    =[Column B]$1

    =$[Column C]1

    Make sense?

    I hope that helps!

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  • Kelly Moore
    Kelly Moore ✭✭✭✭✭✭
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    Hey @Rocky

    The $10 is designating a specific row (row 10) in the sheet. It is looking at row 10 of the Value column on this sheet to match against the Status range on your other sheet.

    The COUNTIFS says

    COUNT your other sheet rows When a row Matches Row10 of Value column from metrics sheet to Status column of the sheet and the Program range (column) of other sheet also matches your Metrics value at row.

    Does that help?

    Kelly

  • Rocky
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    Thanks. I'll need to understand what is meant by the absolute value of 10 in both formulas

    Thank you very much,

    YCRock

  • Kelly Moore
    Kelly Moore ✭✭✭✭✭✭
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    Hey Rocky

    It means use row 10 and only row 10

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