#### count results of formula, not text in formula

```I would like to count the results of a formula, format is a mix of numbers and text.

A        B      Formula in Column B is
1      8    (8),(7)    ="("&A1&"),("&A3&")"
2     10      (10)     =+A2, with custom formatting of (0) to show brackets
3      7    (8),(10)   ="("&A1&"),("&A2&")"
4     14
5      9

There are numbers in Column A in rows 1 to 5, there are formulas in
Column B.  The actual formulas are the column I need to count the
requirements.  In this example, I need to count the occurrences of 8,
7, and 10.

Countif does not work as it looks for numbers or text not displayed values.
e.g.  COUNTIF(B1:B5,10) results in 1
COUNTIF(B1:B5,"10") results in 1
COUNTIF(B1:B5,"(10)") results in 0
COUNTIF(B1:B5,"*(10)*") results in 1
COUNTIF(B1:B5,"*10*") results in 1

There are actually two showing
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bill.shut (7)
5/5/2004 8:22:56 PM
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```Hi
the format of your second row is not seen by COUNTIF. That is the value
in B2: (10) is internally stored as 10. So looking for (10) won't find
this value. So you have to use
=COUNTIF(B1:B5,"*(10)*")+COUNTIF(B1:B5,"10")

--
Regards
Frank Kabel
Frankfurt, Germany

Bill wrote:
> I would like to count the results of a formula, format is a mix of
> numbers and text.
>
>        A        B      Formula in Column B is
> 1      8    (8),(7)    ="("&A1&"),("&A3&")"
> 2     10      (10)     =+A2, with custom formatting of (0) to show
> brackets 3      7    (8),(10)   ="("&A1&"),("&A2&")"
> 4     14
> 5      9
>
> There are numbers in Column A in rows 1 to 5, there are formulas in
> Column B.  The actual formulas are the column I need to count the
> requirements.  In this example, I need to count the occurrences of 8,
> 7, and 10.
>
> Countif does not work as it looks for numbers or text not displayed
> values.
> e.g.  COUNTIF(B1:B5,10) results in 1
>        COUNTIF(B1:B5,"10") results in 1
>        COUNTIF(B1:B5,"(10)") results in 0
>        COUNTIF(B1:B5,"*(10)*") results in 1
>        COUNTIF(B1:B5,"*10*") results in 1
>
> There are actually two showing

```
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frank.kabel (11126)
5/5/2004 9:08:32 PM
```You didn't like my response from a couple of weeks ago?

Bill wrote:
>
> I would like to count the results of a formula, format is a mix of numbers and text.
>
>        A        B      Formula in Column B is
> 1      8    (8),(7)    ="("&A1&"),("&A3&")"
> 2     10      (10)     =+A2, with custom formatting of (0) to show brackets
> 3      7    (8),(10)   ="("&A1&"),("&A2&")"
> 4     14
> 5      9
>
> There are numbers in Column A in rows 1 to 5, there are formulas in
> Column B.  The actual formulas are the column I need to count the
> requirements.  In this example, I need to count the occurrences of 8,
> 7, and 10.
>
> Countif does not work as it looks for numbers or text not displayed values.
> e.g.  COUNTIF(B1:B5,10) results in 1
>        COUNTIF(B1:B5,"10") results in 1
>        COUNTIF(B1:B5,"(10)") results in 0
>        COUNTIF(B1:B5,"*(10)*") results in 1
>        COUNTIF(B1:B5,"*10*") results in 1
>
> There are actually two showing

--

Dave Peterson
ec35720@msn.com
```
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ec35720 (10082)
5/6/2004 12:08:41 AM
```Dave,

I did a search of the group and only found the first reply, which
didn't work, so I replied to it, and couldn't find your reply, only
the first one.  There must be a way to find subsequent posts, but I
missed out.

Dave Peterson <ec35720@msn.com> wrote in message news:<40998209.354D585@msn.com>...
> You didn't like my response from a couple of weeks ago?
>
```
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bill.shut (7)
5/8/2004 4:03:26 AM
```My post showed up at the bottom of the thread when I clicked on this link:

Here it is again:

-- ------- -- ------------------------
8 (8),(7)  0 =COUNTIF(B1:B5,10)
10 (10)     0 =COUNTIF(B1:B5,"10")
7 (8),(10) 1 =COUNTIF(B1:B5,"(10)")
14          2 =COUNTIF(B1:B5,"*(10)*")
9          2 =COUNTIF(B1:B5,"*10*")

When column B was formatted as text.  If I want to count the number of -10's (no
matter how they're formatted, I could use:

=SUMPRODUCT(--(B1:B5=-10))
(This ignores the text -10's.)

I think I'd use the sum of a couple of formulas if I wasn't sure what was in
those cells (and how they were formatted):

=COUNTIF(B1:B5,"*(10)*")+SUMPRODUCT(--(B1:B5=-10))

I used that formula when (10) was text and when it was -10 (formatted) and got 2
both times.

Bill wrote:
>
> Dave,
>
> I did a search of the group and only found the first reply, which
> didn't work, so I replied to it, and couldn't find your reply, only
> the first one.  There must be a way to find subsequent posts, but I
> missed out.
>
> Dave Peterson <ec35720@msn.com> wrote in message news:<40998209.354D585@msn.com>...
> > You didn't like my response from a couple of weeks ago?
> >

--

Dave Peterson
ec35720@msn.com
```
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ec35720 (10082)
5/8/2004 11:56:21 AM

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