#### Need help with tough array formula

```Hi,

I'm using Excel2002 with Windows2000.

I have a report where I need to extract counts based on 4 criteria.

I have this so far...

Verify")*(\$M\$2:\$M\$500=\$Z\$1)*(\$N\$2:\$N\$500="TF"))}

which gives me the first 3 criteria to meet, but the fourth criteria
is to reduce this count based on whether the fourth criteria is met.
I.e. I want to ignore the first three criteria if the fourth criteria
is also met. The fouth criteria is if the word 'vortex' appears
anywhere in its range.

These are what I've tried so far, none of these work, even though I
know there are instances of 'vortex' in the cell.

Verify")*(\$M\$2:\$M\$500=\$Z\$1)*(\$N\$2:\$N\$500="TF")*
(\$O\$2:\$O\$500<>"*vortex*))}

Verify")*(\$M\$2:\$M\$500=\$Z\$1)*(\$N\$2:\$N\$500="TF")*
(\$O\$2:\$O\$500="<>"*vortex*"))}

Verify")*(\$M\$2:\$M\$500=\$Z\$1)*(\$N\$2:\$N\$500="TF"))-
Verify")*(\$M\$2:\$M\$500=\$Z\$1)*(\$N\$2:\$N\$500="TF")*
(\$O\$2:\$O\$500="*vortex*))}

I need to find a way to do this to impress my boss, unfortunately I
think it's too late already. I think my last formula is the best bet
if I can find a way to count the cells containing 'vortex' in them
that meet the other 3 criteria.

Just counting the number of 'vortex' in the range won't work as it
needs to be applied against the other 3 criteria as well. I'm hoping
for a formula solution I can build on for the future.

Any/all suggestions are most welcome.

Norm
```
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1/7/2004 8:36:29 PM
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```just add
> Verify")*(\$M\$2:\$M\$500=\$Z\$1)*(\$N\$2:\$N\$500="TF")*(other<>"Vortex"))}
BTW if you change sum to sumproduct you do NOT have to array enter.
--
Don Guillett
SalesAid Software
donaldb@281.com
"Norm" <norm@shaw.ca> wrote in message
> Hi,
>
> I'm using Excel2002 with Windows2000.
>
> I have a report where I need to extract counts based on 4 criteria.
>
> I have this so far...
>
> Verify")*(\$M\$2:\$M\$500=\$Z\$1)*(\$N\$2:\$N\$500="TF"))}
>
> which gives me the first 3 criteria to meet, but the fourth criteria
> is to reduce this count based on whether the fourth criteria is met.
> I.e. I want to ignore the first three criteria if the fourth criteria
> is also met. The fouth criteria is if the word 'vortex' appears
> anywhere in its range.
>
> These are what I've tried so far, none of these work, even though I
> know there are instances of 'vortex' in the cell.
>
> Verify")*(\$M\$2:\$M\$500=\$Z\$1)*(\$N\$2:\$N\$500="TF")*
> (\$O\$2:\$O\$500<>"*vortex*))}
>
> Verify")*(\$M\$2:\$M\$500=\$Z\$1)*(\$N\$2:\$N\$500="TF")*
> (\$O\$2:\$O\$500="<>"*vortex*"))}
>
> Verify")*(\$M\$2:\$M\$500=\$Z\$1)*(\$N\$2:\$N\$500="TF"))-
> Verify")*(\$M\$2:\$M\$500=\$Z\$1)*(\$N\$2:\$N\$500="TF")*
> (\$O\$2:\$O\$500="*vortex*))}
>
> I need to find a way to do this to impress my boss, unfortunately I
> think it's too late already. I think my last formula is the best bet
> if I can find a way to count the cells containing 'vortex' in them
> that meet the other 3 criteria.
>
> Just counting the number of 'vortex' in the range won't work as it
> needs to be applied against the other 3 criteria as well. I'm hoping
> for a formula solution I can build on for the future.
>
> Any/all suggestions are most welcome.
>
>
> Norm

```
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Don
1/7/2004 8:53:32 PM
```"Norm" wrote...
...
>I have this so far...
>
>
>which gives me the first 3 criteria to meet, but the fourth criteria
...
>I.e. I want to ignore the first three criteria if the fourth criteria
>is also met. The fouth criteria is if the word 'vortex' appears
>anywhere in its range.

In it's range? Meaning as text anywhere in one cell corresponding to one cell in
each of the different criteria or anywhere in any of the cells in some other
range?

>These are what I've tried so far, none of these work, even though I
>know there are instances of 'vortex' in the cell.
>
>*(\$O\$2:\$O\$500<>"*vortex*))}
...

Looks like the former interpretation. Excel string comparison operators don't
support wildcards. Change this to

*(\$N\$2:\$N\$500="TF")*ISNUMBER(SEARCH("vortex",\$O\$2:\$O\$500)))

--
To top-post is human, to bottom-post and snip is sublime.
```
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hrlngrv (1990)
1/7/2004 8:56:53 PM
```On Wed, 7 Jan 2004 14:53:32 -0600, "Don Guillett" <donaldb@281.com>
wrote:

>> Verify")*(\$M\$2:\$M\$500=\$Z\$1)*(\$N\$2:\$N\$500="TF")*(other<>"Vortex"))

Thanks, but if I use my range (\$O\$2:\$O\$500) in place of other above, I
get 0 for the answer when I array enter. I get the same thing if I use
SUMPRODUCT instead of array entering it. If I enter exactly as above I
get #NAME? for an answer, which I'm sure isn't what you meant anyway.

Norm
```
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FG2605 (8)
1/7/2004 11:59:04 PM
```On Wed, 07 Jan 2004 20:56:53 GMT, Harlan Grove<hrlngrv@aol.com> wrote:

>"Norm" wrote...
>..
>>I have this so far...
>>
Verify")*(\$M\$2:\$M\$500=\$Z\$1)*(\$N\$2:\$N\$500="TF"))}
>>
>>which gives me the first 3 criteria to meet, but the fourth criteria
>..
>>I.e. I want to ignore the first three criteria if the fourth criteria
>>is also met. The fouth criteria is if the word 'vortex' appears
>>anywhere in its range.
>
>In it's range? Meaning as text anywhere in one cell corresponding to
one cell in
>each of the different criteria or anywhere in any of the cells in some
other
>range?
>
>>These are what I've tried so far, none of these work, even though I
>>know there are instances of 'vortex' in the cell.
>>
Verify")*(\$M\$2:\$M\$500=\$Z\$1)*(\$N\$2:\$N\$500="TF")
>>*(\$O\$2:\$O\$500<>"*vortex*))}
>..
>
>Looks like the former interpretation. Excel string comparison operators
don't
>support wildcards. Change this to
>
>*(\$N\$2:\$N\$500="TF")*ISNUMBER(SEARCH("vortex",\$O\$2:\$O\$500)))

Guess I wasn't clear enough. Hopefully this will help.

I have a number of columns in a report, for simplicity I'll just list
the four I need below.

\$Z\$1 = 12.1
F                M     N   O
1 Ready to Verify  12.1  TF  Vortex 12.1 not enabled
2 Ready to Verify  12.1  TF  Product Test:Vortex Sanity Tests3
3 Ready to Verify  12.1  TF  Power Palette: Test Setting

In the above small sample, I need to get an answer of 1. Cells F3, M3,
and N3 match the first 3 criteria AND cell O3 doesn't contain the word
vortex anywhere in it.

Rows 1 & 2 also meet the first 3 criteria, but their cells in col O do
have the word vortex somewhere within them, which invalidates the entire
row and should be treated as 0 from my point of view.

Norm
```
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FG2605 (8)
1/8/2004 12:24:35 AM
```"Father Guido" <FG@SNL.NBC> wrote...
....
>>*(\$N\$2:\$N\$500="TF")*ISNUMBER(SEARCH("vortex",\$O\$2:\$O\$500)))
>
>Guess I wasn't clear enough. Hopefully this will help.
....

You were clear. I screwed up. Change the formula above to

*(\$N\$2:\$N\$500="TF")*ISERROR(SEARCH("vortex",\$O\$2:\$O\$500)))

```
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hrlngrv (1990)
1/8/2004 6:30:33 AM
```On Thu, 08 Jan 2004 06:30:33 GMT, "Harlan Grove" <hrlngrv@aol.com>
wrote:

>"Father Guido" <FG@SNL.NBC> wrote...
>...
>>>*(\$N\$2:\$N\$500="TF")*ISNUMBER(SEARCH("vortex",\$O\$2:\$O\$500)))
>>
>>Guess I wasn't clear enough. Hopefully this will help.
>...
>
>You were clear. I screwed up. Change the formula above to
>
>*(\$N\$2:\$N\$500="TF")*ISERROR(SEARCH("vortex",\$O\$2:\$O\$500)))
>

Thanks Harlan for your efforts. This time I screwed up, I copied
the formula including the > symbol. It works excellent, once I
realized my mistake. Thanks very much for your help, and ignore
my new message asking for more help.

Thanks again!!!

Norm
```
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FG2605 (8)
1/8/2004 7:19:49 AM

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