#### Counting multiple criteria

```Can someone help a simple soul please?  I need to count the number of
instances that particular values appear in a column. I have three
values and I can use COUNTIF for any one of the values, but I can't
work out how to ask for the total occurence of three different values.
I've tried

=COUNTIF((\$C4:\$C85,"4.3")+(\$C4:\$C85,"4.4")+(\$C4:\$C85,"7.1"))

but I get the usual error message, and that is no help at all!

thanks

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```Hi

Try this:
=COUNTIF(\$C4:\$C85,"4.3")+COUNTIF(\$C4:\$C85,"4.4")+COUNTIF(\$C4:\$C85,"7.1")

Andy.

"GillW" <gill.webster@virgin.net> wrote in message
> Can someone help a simple soul please?  I need to count the number of
> instances that particular values appear in a column. I have three
> values and I can use COUNTIF for any one of the values, but I can't
> work out how to ask for the total occurence of three different values.
> I've tried
>
> =COUNTIF((\$C4:\$C85,"4.3")+(\$C4:\$C85,"4.4")+(\$C4:\$C85,"7.1"))
>
> but I get the usual error message, and that is no help at all!
>
> thanks
>

```
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Andy
3/28/2006 10:48:36 AM
```On 28 Mar 2006 02:34:16 -0800, "GillW" <gill.webster@virgin.net> wrote:

>Can someone help a simple soul please?  I need to count the number of
>instances that particular values appear in a column. I have three
>values and I can use COUNTIF for any one of the values, but I can't
>work out how to ask for the total occurence of three different values.
>I've tried
>
>=COUNTIF((\$C4:\$C85,"4.3")+(\$C4:\$C85,"4.4")+(\$C4:\$C85,"7.1"))
>
>but I get the usual error message, and that is no help at all!
>
>thanks

You're very close.

=COUNTIF((\$C4:\$C85,"4.3")+countif(\$C4:\$C85,"4.4")+countif(\$C4:\$C85,"7.1"))

In addition, if your values are numbers, and not text, you should get rid of
the quote marks and write:

=COUNTIF((\$C4:\$C85,4.3)+countif(\$C4:\$C85,4.4)+countif(\$C4:\$C85,7.1))

--ron
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ronrosenfeld (3122)
3/28/2006 11:00:17 AM
```Thanks for the help. I tried Ron's formula but still got the error,
however, putting the opening bracket before the ist "countif" solved
it! So the result is:

=(COUNTIF(\$C4:\$C85,4.3)+COUNTIF(\$C4:\$C85,4.4)+COUNTIF(\$C4:\$C85,7.1))

Hooray !!

Thanks so  much everyone
Gill

```
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3/28/2006 12:04:47 PM
```On 28 Mar 2006 04:04:47 -0800, "GillW" <gill.webster@virgin.net> wrote:

>Thanks for the help. I tried Ron's formula but still got the error,
>however, putting the opening bracket before the ist "countif" solved
>it! So the result is:
>
>=(COUNTIF(\$C4:\$C85,4.3)+COUNTIF(\$C4:\$C85,4.4)+COUNTIF(\$C4:\$C85,7.1))
>
>Hooray !!
>
>Thanks so  much everyone
>Gill

I'm glad you got it working.

With regard to the bracket placement, I had overlooked the two opening brackets
in your original formula when I copied it.

However, you can remove both the opening and closing brackets from your
formula:

=COUNTIF(\$C4:\$C85,4.3)+COUNTIF(\$C4:\$C85,4.4)+COUNTIF(\$C4:\$C85,7.1)

--ron
```
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ronrosenfeld (3122)
3/28/2006 2:35:45 PM

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