When viewing by a category in card view (think color), it places the number of items in that column in parenthesis next to the column title. All of the "blue" items are in the column and the column header is "Blue (22)", the next would be "Red (12)" and so on.

Is it possible to get that number for use in a dashboard (and a chart for example) instead of having to use a countif to count the individual items in each category in a column?

Or, is there an easier way to get the information needed for a chart instead of what i described earlier than by counting each option with a countif formula?