#### Counting sets of cells based on two parameters

```Hello,

We have a spreadsheet that is layed out something like this:

6 Collumns. Collumn A contains certain features of a software product.
Collumn C contains X's, as checkmarks (indicating those features are
present). Collumn F contains comments regarding the features in
collumn A.

The table looks something like this:

A           C                        F

feat1       X                      comment
feat2                               comment
feat3       X

What we need to do is count the NUMBER OF ROWS that contain BOTH an X
in collumn C, and a comment in collumn F. I know how to count the
number of Xs and the number of Comments, but I need to be able to
count rows with BOTH. For intance, in my example, the formula would
equal 1, as only the first row has both a comment AND a checkmark.

I've been doing some reading and it seems like the dcounta formula is
what i'm looking for, but I cant seem to make it work.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

-Bret
```
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=SUMPRODUCT(--(C2:C200-"X"),--(F2:F200="comment"))

--
__________________________________
HTH

Bob

"Bret" <bpotter652@gmail.com> wrote in message
news:06c3d84b-61b7-417f-ade2-966fcb9c4e80@g10g2000yqh.googlegroups.com...
> Hello,
>
> We have a spreadsheet that is layed out something like this:
>
> 6 Collumns. Collumn A contains certain features of a software product.
> Collumn C contains X's, as checkmarks (indicating those features are
> present). Collumn F contains comments regarding the features in
> collumn A.
>
> The table looks something like this:
>
> A           C                        F
>
> feat1       X                      comment
> feat2                               comment
> feat3       X
>
> What we need to do is count the NUMBER OF ROWS that contain BOTH an X
> in collumn C, and a comment in collumn F. I know how to count the
> number of Xs and the number of Comments, but I need to be able to
> count rows with BOTH. For intance, in my example, the formula would
> equal 1, as only the first row has both a comment AND a checkmark.
>
> I've been doing some reading and it seems like the dcounta formula is
> what i'm looking for, but I cant seem to make it work.
>
> Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
>
> -Bret

```
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BobNGs (423)
8/11/2009 7:14:16 PM
```On Aug 11, 2:14=A0pm, "Bob Phillips" <Bob...@somewhere.com> wrote:
> Try
>
> =3DSUMPRODUCT(--(C2:C200-"X"),--(F2:F200=3D"comment"))
>
> --
> __________________________________
> HTH
>
> Bob
>
> "Bret" <bpotter...@gmail.com> wrote in message
>
> news:06c3d84b-61b7-417f-ade2-966fcb9c4e80@g10g2000yqh.googlegroups.com...
>
>
>
> > Hello,
>
> > We have a spreadsheet that is layed out something like this:
>
> > 6 Collumns. Collumn A contains certain features of a software product.
> > Collumn C contains X's, as checkmarks (indicating those features are
> > present). Collumn F contains comments regarding the features in
> > collumn A.
>
> > The table looks something like this:
>
> > A =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0 C =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0=
F
>
> > feat1 =A0 =A0 =A0 X =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0comment
> > feat2 =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0 comme=
nt
> > feat3 =A0 =A0 =A0 X
>
> > What we need to do is count the NUMBER OF ROWS that contain BOTH an X
> > in collumn C, and a comment in collumn F. I know how to count the
> > number of Xs and the number of Comments, but I need to be able to
> > count rows with BOTH. For intance, in my example, the formula would
> > equal 1, as only the first row has both a comment AND a checkmark.
>
> > I've been doing some reading and it seems like the dcounta formula is
> > what i'm looking for, but I cant seem to make it work.
>
> > Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
>
> > -Bret- Hide quoted text -
>
> - Show quoted text -

VERY close. Your formula did work the way I asked for it to work
(there is a typo in it, you put a - instead of =3D, but I fixed it)

That comment field of course does not say "comment", it is actually
where the comments are written, so it will say different things. I
need it to count the rows that have an X as well as anything in that F
collumn. Basically, I'm asking what the wildcard value is to put in
there for anything in that collumn.

A           C                        F

feat1       X                      something
feat2                               something else
feat3       X
feat4       X                      blah

In this example, I want it to return a value of 2.

=3DSUMPRODUCT(--(C2:C200=3D"X"),--(F2:F200=3D"**WHAT GOES HERE**"))
```
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8/11/2009 7:53:38 PM
```Your second term could be:

--(F2:F200<>"")

Hope this helps.

Pete

On Aug 11, 8:53=A0pm, Bret <bpotter...@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> VERY close. Your formula did work the way I asked for it to work
> (there is a typo in it, you put a - instead of =3D, but I fixed it)
>
> That comment field of course does not say "comment", it is actually
> where the comments are written, so it will say different things. I
> need it to count the rows that have an X as well as anything in that F
> collumn. Basically, I'm asking what the wildcard value is to put in
> there for anything in that collumn.
>
> A =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0 C =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0F
>
> feat1 =A0 =A0 =A0 X =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0something
> feat2 =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0 somethi=
ng else
> feat3 =A0 =A0 =A0 X
> feat4 =A0 =A0 =A0 X =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0blah
>
> In this example, I want it to return a value of 2.
>
> =3DSUMPRODUCT(--(C2:C200=3D"X"),--(F2:F200=3D"**WHAT GOES HERE**"))- Hide=
quoted text -
>
> - Show quoted text -

```
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pashurst (2576)
8/11/2009 8:19:20 PM
```see your other post

--
Biff
Microsoft Excel MVP

"Bret" <bpotter652@gmail.com> wrote in message
news:06c3d84b-61b7-417f-ade2-966fcb9c4e80@g10g2000yqh.googlegroups.com...
> Hello,
>
> We have a spreadsheet that is layed out something like this:
>
> 6 Collumns. Collumn A contains certain features of a software product.
> Collumn C contains X's, as checkmarks (indicating those features are
> present). Collumn F contains comments regarding the features in
> collumn A.
>
> The table looks something like this:
>
> A           C                        F
>
> feat1       X                      comment
> feat2                               comment
> feat3       X
>
> What we need to do is count the NUMBER OF ROWS that contain BOTH an X
> in collumn C, and a comment in collumn F. I know how to count the
> number of Xs and the number of Comments, but I need to be able to
> count rows with BOTH. For intance, in my example, the formula would
> equal 1, as only the first row has both a comment AND a checkmark.
>
> I've been doing some reading and it seems like the dcounta formula is
> what i'm looking for, but I cant seem to make it work.
>
> Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
>
> -Bret

```
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8/11/2009 9:52:35 PM
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