#### How to refer to current cell in range

```This is a simple problem, but after a couple hours of searching Excel
help and Newgroups, I can't seem to find anything helpful.

In Excel 2000

I've been using the countif function to count cells that contain a
certain phrase, e.g. this counts the cells in the range that contain
the phrase
"W2K Pro":
=COUNTIF(PCs!D2:D143,"W2K Pro")

What I'd like to do is count cells in which the LEN() function returns
a value greater than 12, so something like this:

=COUNTIF(PCs!D2:D143,LEN(currentcell)>12)

I just can't seem to find a way to refer to the current cell when the
range is processed.  Anyone have any ideas?

Thanks,

Mike
..
```
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selowan (2)
12/12/2003 5:09:10 PM
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```"Mike" <selowan@yahoo.com> wrote in message
> This is a simple problem, but after a couple hours of searching Excel
> help and Newgroups, I can't seem to find anything helpful.
>
> In Excel 2000
>
> I've been using the countif function to count cells that contain a
> certain phrase, e.g. this counts the cells in the range that contain
> the phrase
> "W2K Pro":
> =COUNTIF(PCs!D2:D143,"W2K Pro")
>
> What I'd like to do is count cells in which the LEN() function returns
> a value greater than 12, so something like this:
>
> =COUNTIF(PCs!D2:D143,LEN(currentcell)>12)
>
> I just can't seem to find a way to refer to the current cell when the
> range is processed.  Anyone have any ideas?
>
> Thanks,
>
> Mike
> .

You can't do this with COUNTIF. COUNTIF (and SUMIF) will only take a cell
range for their comparison. You need a function of a cell range [i.e.
LEN(cell range)]. You can achieve the result you want using SUMPRODUCT:
=SUMPRODUCT((LEN(PCs!D2:D143)>12)*1)

```
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Paul
12/12/2003 5:18:39 PM
```One way:

=SUMPRODUCT(--(LEN(PCs!D2:D143)>12))

selowan@yahoo.com (Mike) wrote:

> This is a simple problem, but after a couple hours of searching Excel
> help and Newgroups, I can't seem to find anything helpful.
>
> In Excel 2000
>
> I've been using the countif function to count cells that contain a
> certain phrase, e.g. this counts the cells in the range that contain
> the phrase
> "W2K Pro":
> =COUNTIF(PCs!D2:D143,"W2K Pro")
>
> What I'd like to do is count cells in which the LEN() function returns
> a value greater than 12, so something like this:
>
> =COUNTIF(PCs!D2:D143,LEN(currentcell)>12)
>
> I just can't seem to find a way to refer to the current cell when the
> range is processed.  Anyone have any ideas?
>
> Thanks,
>
> Mike
> .
```
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jemcgimpsey (6723)
12/13/2003 1:16:25 AM
```Thanks for the help, it worked well.  There's no way I would have
guessed from reading the help file, that SUMPRODUCT could be used in
this manner

"J.E. McGimpsey" <jemcgimpsey@mvps.org> wrote in message news:<jemcgimpsey-626752.18162512122003@msnews.microsoft.com>...
> One way:
>
>     =SUMPRODUCT(--(LEN(PCs!D2:D143)>12))
>
>  selowan@yahoo.com (Mike) wrote:
>
> > This is a simple problem, but after a couple hours of searching Excel
> > help and Newgroups, I can't seem to find anything helpful.
> >
> > In Excel 2000
> >
> > I've been using the countif function to count cells that contain a
> > certain phrase, e.g. this counts the cells in the range that contain
> > the phrase
> > "W2K Pro":
> > =COUNTIF(PCs!D2:D143,"W2K Pro")
> >
> > What I'd like to do is count cells in which the LEN() function returns
> > a value greater than 12, so something like this:
> >
> > =COUNTIF(PCs!D2:D143,LEN(currentcell)>12)
> >
> > I just can't seem to find a way to refer to the current cell when the
> > range is processed.  Anyone have any ideas?
> >
> > Thanks,
> >
> > Mike
> > .
```
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selowan (2)
12/16/2003 9:00:13 PM

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