# CountM with multiple conditions

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Hello,

I am working on a formula that takes information from another Smartsheet. The column I am taking information from happens to be a multiple drop-down box. I want to be able to take certain text from the drop down box with other criteria. Essentially I would like a Countifs that can account for a multiple drop box column type.

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Are you able to provide some screenshots for reference or some sample data? Are you looking to COUNTM (the number of entries in a multi-select cell) or to COUNTIFS (count how many cells contain a specific text string)?

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Hi @Paul Newcome, thank you for your response. I can not provide a Screenshot, but what I am looking for is the COUNTIFS option.

If there were a multiple drop down box column with "Pears", "Apples", and "Grapes"

And the cells in the column go as follows:

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Apples, Pears

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Pears, Grapes

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Grapes, Apples

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Apples

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If I wanted to know the number of Apples accounted for in the column (3 in this case), how will I go about that?

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You would use something like this:

=COUNTIFS({Column To Count}, HAS(@cell, "Apples"))

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Hi @Paul Newcome. Just trying to clarify, is the "@cell" referring to the same as the {Column To Count}?

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You would write it exactly as is. @cell tells the HAS function to evaluate the previously established range on a cell by cell basis.

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@Paul Newcome In this example, if you wanted to count multiple criteria such as "Apples", "Pears", and "Grapes", can you do that as well? I only see the option for one criteria in the formula.

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@Chris C. You would incorporate an OR function like so:

=COUNTIFS({Column To Count}, OR(HAS(@cell, "Apples"), HAS(@cell, "Pears"), HAS(@cell, "Grapes")))

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@Paul Newcome Awesome! Worked like a charm. Much appreciated my friend.

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@Chris C. Happy to help. 👍️

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