#### Count Problem

```Hi

I have 20 cells in a single column in a sheet called "Audits"

All the cells have a formula in them.

The formula is a simple one that reads whatever I put into a cell on a
different worksheet called "Names"

ie: =Names!A1
= Names!A2

etc etc

I would like to have a formula that counts up all the results I get in the
sheet called "Audits"

At the moment if I enter (let say) 15 names in the "Names" sheet the result
is that I see the same 15 names in the "Audits" sheet, however the COUNTA
formula returns a total of 20. SO obviously it is counting the formulas in
the range.

How can I count these results without including the formulas that dont
return a value?

John
```
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JohnCalder (178)
4/19/2007 3:16:09 AM
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```Your references returns a 0 until a name is entered?  IF so...
=COUNTIF(A1:A646,"<>0")

"John Calder" wrote:

> Hi
>
> I have 20 cells in a single column in a sheet called "Audits"
>
> All the cells have a formula in them.
>
> The formula is a simple one that reads whatever I put into a cell on a
> different worksheet called "Names"
>
> ie: =Names!A1
>      = Names!A2
>
> etc etc
>
>
> I would like to have a formula that counts up all the results I get in the
> sheet called "Audits"
>
> At the moment if I enter (let say) 15 names in the "Names" sheet the result
> is that I see the same 15 names in the "Audits" sheet, however the COUNTA
> formula returns a total of 20. SO obviously it is counting the formulas in
> the range.
>
> How can I count these results without including the formulas that dont
> return a value?
>
>
> Thanks in advance
>
> John
```
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BoniM (33)
4/19/2007 4:20:12 AM
```Or you might try =COUNTIF(A1:A646,">0") if  you still get the wrong number.

--
Best wishes,

Jim

"John Calder" wrote:

> Hi
>
> I have 20 cells in a single column in a sheet called "Audits"
>
> All the cells have a formula in them.
>
> The formula is a simple one that reads whatever I put into a cell on a
> different worksheet called "Names"
>
> ie: =Names!A1
>      = Names!A2
>
> etc etc
>
>
> I would like to have a formula that counts up all the results I get in the
> sheet called "Audits"
>
> At the moment if I enter (let say) 15 names in the "Names" sheet the result
> is that I see the same 15 names in the "Audits" sheet, however the COUNTA
> formula returns a total of 20. SO obviously it is counting the formulas in
> the range.
>
> How can I count these results without including the formulas that dont
> return a value?
>
>
> Thanks in advance
>
> John
```
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JimJackson (21)
4/19/2007 2:42:03 PM
```Thanks BoniM and Jim for your suggestion. However for some reason it does not
seem to work? Well, that not totally true, I entered some test data in the
same work sheet and it works fine, however on the range that I want it to
count it still adds up everything ?

The formula that is in each cell of the range that i want to add up is as
follows:

=IF(Names!A1="","",Names!A1)
=IF(Names!A2="","",Names!A2)
=IF(Names!A3="","",Names!A3)

etc etc (this goes for 20 rows)

I dont think it has anything to do with the way the above formula has been
created but I could be wrong. At present I have 17 names in the "Names" sheet
in column A but the COUNTIF formula still adds up 20?

Any Ideas ?

Thanks

John

"Jim Jackson" wrote:

> Or you might try =COUNTIF(A1:A646,">0") if  you still get the wrong number.
>
> --
> Best wishes,
>
> Jim
>
>
> "John Calder" wrote:
>
> > Hi
> >
> > I have 20 cells in a single column in a sheet called "Audits"
> >
> > All the cells have a formula in them.
> >
> > The formula is a simple one that reads whatever I put into a cell on a
> > different worksheet called "Names"
> >
> > ie: =Names!A1
> >      = Names!A2
> >
> > etc etc
> >
> >
> > I would like to have a formula that counts up all the results I get in the
> > sheet called "Audits"
> >
> > At the moment if I enter (let say) 15 names in the "Names" sheet the result
> > is that I see the same 15 names in the "Audits" sheet, however the COUNTA
> > formula returns a total of 20. SO obviously it is counting the formulas in
> > the range.
> >
> > How can I count these results without including the formulas that dont
> > return a value?
> >
> >
> > Thanks in advance
> >
> > John
```
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JohnCalder (178)
4/22/2007 11:20:01 PM
```Try =COUNTIF(G1:G646,">""")

This one worked for me.
--
Best wishes,

Jim

"John Calder" wrote:

> Thanks BoniM and Jim for your suggestion. However for some reason it does not
> seem to work? Well, that not totally true, I entered some test data in the
> same work sheet and it works fine, however on the range that I want it to
> count it still adds up everything ?
>
> The formula that is in each cell of the range that i want to add up is as
> follows:
>
> =IF(Names!A1="","",Names!A1)
> =IF(Names!A2="","",Names!A2)
> =IF(Names!A3="","",Names!A3)
>
> etc etc (this goes for 20 rows)
>
> I dont think it has anything to do with the way the above formula has been
> created but I could be wrong. At present I have 17 names in the "Names" sheet
> in column A but the COUNTIF formula still adds up 20?
>
> Any Ideas ?
>
>
> Thanks
>
> John
>
>
>
> "Jim Jackson" wrote:
>
> > Or you might try =COUNTIF(A1:A646,">0") if  you still get the wrong number.
> >
> > --
> > Best wishes,
> >
> > Jim
> >
> >
> > "John Calder" wrote:
> >
> > > Hi
> > >
> > > I have 20 cells in a single column in a sheet called "Audits"
> > >
> > > All the cells have a formula in them.
> > >
> > > The formula is a simple one that reads whatever I put into a cell on a
> > > different worksheet called "Names"
> > >
> > > ie: =Names!A1
> > >      = Names!A2
> > >
> > > etc etc
> > >
> > >
> > > I would like to have a formula that counts up all the results I get in the
> > > sheet called "Audits"
> > >
> > > At the moment if I enter (let say) 15 names in the "Names" sheet the result
> > > is that I see the same 15 names in the "Audits" sheet, however the COUNTA
> > > formula returns a total of 20. SO obviously it is counting the formulas in
> > > the range.
> > >
> > > How can I count these results without including the formulas that dont
> > > return a value?
> > >
> > >
> > > Thanks in advance
> > >
> > > John
```
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JimJackson (21)
4/23/2007 12:52:00 PM
```I just realized I forgot to return the cell references to your original.  I
had some data in column "G" so used it as referenced cells.  Sorry.
--
Best wishes,

Jim

"John Calder" wrote:

> Thanks BoniM and Jim for your suggestion. However for some reason it does not
> seem to work? Well, that not totally true, I entered some test data in the
> same work sheet and it works fine, however on the range that I want it to
> count it still adds up everything ?
>
> The formula that is in each cell of the range that i want to add up is as
> follows:
>
> =IF(Names!A1="","",Names!A1)
> =IF(Names!A2="","",Names!A2)
> =IF(Names!A3="","",Names!A3)
>
> etc etc (this goes for 20 rows)
>
> I dont think it has anything to do with the way the above formula has been
> created but I could be wrong. At present I have 17 names in the "Names" sheet
> in column A but the COUNTIF formula still adds up 20?
>
> Any Ideas ?
>
>
> Thanks
>
> John
>
>
>
> "Jim Jackson" wrote:
>
> > Or you might try =COUNTIF(A1:A646,">0") if  you still get the wrong number.
> >
> > --
> > Best wishes,
> >
> > Jim
> >
> >
> > "John Calder" wrote:
> >
> > > Hi
> > >
> > > I have 20 cells in a single column in a sheet called "Audits"
> > >
> > > All the cells have a formula in them.
> > >
> > > The formula is a simple one that reads whatever I put into a cell on a
> > > different worksheet called "Names"
> > >
> > > ie: =Names!A1
> > >      = Names!A2
> > >
> > > etc etc
> > >
> > >
> > > I would like to have a formula that counts up all the results I get in the
> > > sheet called "Audits"
> > >
> > > At the moment if I enter (let say) 15 names in the "Names" sheet the result
> > > is that I see the same 15 names in the "Audits" sheet, however the COUNTA
> > > formula returns a total of 20. SO obviously it is counting the formulas in
> > > the range.
> > >
> > > How can I count these results without including the formulas that dont
> > > return a value?
> > >
> > >
> > > Thanks in advance
> > >
> > > John
```
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JimJackson (21)
4/23/2007 12:54:06 PM
```Well done Jim, works great !

Many Thanks

John

"Jim Jackson" wrote:

> Try =COUNTIF(G1:G646,">""")
>
> This one worked for me.
> --
> Best wishes,
>
> Jim
>
>
> "John Calder" wrote:
>
> > Thanks BoniM and Jim for your suggestion. However for some reason it does not
> > seem to work? Well, that not totally true, I entered some test data in the
> > same work sheet and it works fine, however on the range that I want it to
> > count it still adds up everything ?
> >
> > The formula that is in each cell of the range that i want to add up is as
> > follows:
> >
> > =IF(Names!A1="","",Names!A1)
> > =IF(Names!A2="","",Names!A2)
> > =IF(Names!A3="","",Names!A3)
> >
> > etc etc (this goes for 20 rows)
> >
> > I dont think it has anything to do with the way the above formula has been
> > created but I could be wrong. At present I have 17 names in the "Names" sheet
> > in column A but the COUNTIF formula still adds up 20?
> >
> > Any Ideas ?
> >
> >
> > Thanks
> >
> > John
> >
> >
> >
> > "Jim Jackson" wrote:
> >
> > > Or you might try =COUNTIF(A1:A646,">0") if  you still get the wrong number.
> > >
> > > --
> > > Best wishes,
> > >
> > > Jim
> > >
> > >
> > > "John Calder" wrote:
> > >
> > > > Hi
> > > >
> > > > I have 20 cells in a single column in a sheet called "Audits"
> > > >
> > > > All the cells have a formula in them.
> > > >
> > > > The formula is a simple one that reads whatever I put into a cell on a
> > > > different worksheet called "Names"
> > > >
> > > > ie: =Names!A1
> > > >      = Names!A2
> > > >
> > > > etc etc
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > I would like to have a formula that counts up all the results I get in the
> > > > sheet called "Audits"
> > > >
> > > > At the moment if I enter (let say) 15 names in the "Names" sheet the result
> > > > is that I see the same 15 names in the "Audits" sheet, however the COUNTA
> > > > formula returns a total of 20. SO obviously it is counting the formulas in
> > > > the range.
> > > >
> > > > How can I count these results without including the formulas that dont
> > > > return a value?
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > Thanks in advance
> > > >
> > > > John
```
 0
JohnCalder (178)
4/24/2007 1:10:00 AM

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