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#1
May 11th 06, 04:57 PM posted to microsoft.public.excel.worksheet.functions
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Using nested IFs with CountIf

Can anyone help me I am trying to use the nested IF formula to add more than
one criteria prior to counting the number of

instance a value appears in a table.

A B C
2 milk must Com
3 bread maybe Part
4 cheese never None
5 milk maybe Com
6 curry must Part
7 bread must None

So, I am trying to find the number of instances milk appears in the table,
which are "must" and "com". Then I am trying to count the number of instances
milk appears with "maybe" and "com" etc. The result will produce an anaylysis
of the entries for all the types in column A. The variances contained in
column A is small approx 6 types, so will enter the criteria into the results
table like so:

The following table is for results which contain "Com"
Must Maybe Never
Milk 10 5 2
Bread 4 2 1
etc

The following table is for results which contain "Part"
Must Maybe Never
Milk 6 2 1
Bread 3 3 0
etc

I hope this is clear otherwise let me know, and thanks in anticipation.

#2
May 11th 06, 05:23 PM posted to microsoft.public.excel.worksheet.functions
 Miguel Zapico external usenet poster Posts: n/a
Using nested IFs with CountIf

You can craft a table using array formulas. Following that example, if we
create the "com" table at E2, with the products in row E and the "must",
"maybe" and never in row 2, you can use this array formula in F3
=SUM(--(\$A\$2:\$A\$7=\$E3)*--(\$B\$2:\$B\$7=F\$2)*--(\$C\$2:\$C\$7="com"))
As this is an array formula, you have to enter it with Ctrl+Shift+enter.
You can then copy it to the other fields of the table, and the references
will follow the axis.
You may need to change the ranges to fit your needs, or even better give
them a name and use it on the formula. For the Part table, just substitute
the final part of the formula, where "com" is hardcoded.

Hope this helps,
Miguel.

"Excel novice" wrote:

> Can anyone help me I am trying to use the nested IF formula to add more than
> one criteria prior to counting the number of
>
> instance a value appears in a table.
>
> A B C
> 2 milk must Com
> 3 bread maybe Part
> 4 cheese never None
> 5 milk maybe Com
> 6 curry must Part
> 7 bread must None
>
> So, I am trying to find the number of instances milk appears in the table,
> which are "must" and "com". Then I am trying to count the number of instances
> milk appears with "maybe" and "com" etc. The result will produce an anaylysis
> of the entries for all the types in column A. The variances contained in
> column A is small approx 6 types, so will enter the criteria into the results
> table like so:
>
> The following table is for results which contain "Com"
> Must Maybe Never
> Milk 10 5 2
> Bread 4 2 1
> etc
>
> The following table is for results which contain "Part"
> Must Maybe Never
> Milk 6 2 1
> Bread 3 3 0
> etc
>
> I hope this is clear otherwise let me know, and thanks in anticipation.
>

#4
May 11th 06, 05:50 PM posted to microsoft.public.excel.worksheet.functions
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Using nested IFs with CountIf

Hi Miguel,

Thanks for your reply, however does this count the number of occurances of
the criteria in each or sum the total?

"Miguel Zapico" wrote:

> You can craft a table using array formulas. Following that example, if we
> create the "com" table at E2, with the products in row E and the "must",
> "maybe" and never in row 2, you can use this array formula in F3
> =SUM(--(\$A\$2:\$A\$7=\$E3)*--(\$B\$2:\$B\$7=F\$2)*--(\$C\$2:\$C\$7="com"))
> As this is an array formula, you have to enter it with Ctrl+Shift+enter.
> You can then copy it to the other fields of the table, and the references
> will follow the axis.
> You may need to change the ranges to fit your needs, or even better give
> them a name and use it on the formula. For the Part table, just substitute
> the final part of the formula, where "com" is hardcoded.
>
> Hope this helps,
> Miguel.
>
> "Excel novice" wrote:
>
> > Can anyone help me I am trying to use the nested IF formula to add more than
> > one criteria prior to counting the number of
> >
> > instance a value appears in a table.
> >
> > A B C
> > 2 milk must Com
> > 3 bread maybe Part
> > 4 cheese never None
> > 5 milk maybe Com
> > 6 curry must Part
> > 7 bread must None
> >
> > So, I am trying to find the number of instances milk appears in the table,
> > which are "must" and "com". Then I am trying to count the number of instances
> > milk appears with "maybe" and "com" etc. The result will produce an anaylysis
> > of the entries for all the types in column A. The variances contained in
> > column A is small approx 6 types, so will enter the criteria into the results
> > table like so:
> >
> > The following table is for results which contain "Com"
> > Must Maybe Never
> > Milk 10 5 2
> > Bread 4 2 1
> > etc
> >
> > The following table is for results which contain "Part"
> > Must Maybe Never
> > Milk 6 2 1
> > Bread 3 3 0
> > etc
> >
> > I hope this is clear otherwise let me know, and thanks in anticipation.
> >

#5
May 11th 06, 05:52 PM posted to microsoft.public.excel.worksheet.functions
 Excel novice external usenet poster Posts: n/a
Using nested IFs with CountIf

Hi Bob,
thanks for your post - I am not firmilar with the sumproduct formula. Will
this add or count the number of instances the criteria Com, AND Milk AND must?

Thanks,
Martin

"Bob Phillips" wrote:

> Something like
>
> =SUMPRODUCT(--(Sheet1!\$C\$2:\$C\$200="Com"),--(Sheet1!\$A\$2:\$A\$200=\$A2),--(Sheet
> 1!\$B\$2:\$B\$200=B\$1))
>
> etc. assuming that A2 holds Milk, B1 holds Must etc.
>
> --
> HTH
>
> Bob Phillips
>
> (remove xxx from email address if mailing direct)
>
> "Excel novice" <Excel > wrote in message
> ...
> > Can anyone help me I am trying to use the nested IF formula to add more

> than
> > one criteria prior to counting the number of
> >
> > instance a value appears in a table.
> >
> > A B C
> > 2 milk must Com
> > 3 bread maybe Part
> > 4 cheese never None
> > 5 milk maybe Com
> > 6 curry must Part
> > 7 bread must None
> >
> > So, I am trying to find the number of instances milk appears in the table,
> > which are "must" and "com". Then I am trying to count the number of

> instances
> > milk appears with "maybe" and "com" etc. The result will produce an

> anaylysis
> > of the entries for all the types in column A. The variances contained in
> > column A is small approx 6 types, so will enter the criteria into the

> results
> > table like so:
> >
> > The following table is for results which contain "Com"
> > Must Maybe Never
> > Milk 10 5 2
> > Bread 4 2 1
> > etc
> >
> > The following table is for results which contain "Part"
> > Must Maybe Never
> > Milk 6 2 1
> > Bread 3 3 0
> > etc
> >
> > I hope this is clear otherwise let me know, and thanks in anticipation.
> >

>
>
>

#6
May 11th 06, 06:46 PM posted to microsoft.public.excel.worksheet.functions
 Bob Phillips external usenet poster Posts: n/a
Using nested IFs with CountIf

It will count, there was nothing to add that I could see in your original
post.

--
HTH

Bob Phillips

(remove xxx from email address if mailing direct)

"Excel novice" > wrote in message
...
> Hi Bob,
> thanks for your post - I am not firmilar with the sumproduct formula. Will
> this add or count the number of instances the criteria Com, AND Milk AND

must?
>
> Thanks,
> Martin
>
> "Bob Phillips" wrote:
>
> > Something like
> >
> >

=SUMPRODUCT(--(Sheet1!\$C\$2:\$C\$200="Com"),--(Sheet1!\$A\$2:\$A\$200=\$A2),--(Sheet
> > 1!\$B\$2:\$B\$200=B\$1))
> >
> > etc. assuming that A2 holds Milk, B1 holds Must etc.
> >
> > --
> > HTH
> >
> > Bob Phillips
> >
> > (remove xxx from email address if mailing direct)
> >
> > "Excel novice" <Excel > wrote in message
> > ...
> > > Can anyone help me I am trying to use the nested IF formula to add

more
> > than
> > > one criteria prior to counting the number of
> > >
> > > instance a value appears in a table.
> > >
> > > A B C
> > > 2 milk must Com
> > > 3 bread maybe Part
> > > 4 cheese never None
> > > 5 milk maybe Com
> > > 6 curry must Part
> > > 7 bread must None
> > >
> > > So, I am trying to find the number of instances milk appears in the

table,
> > > which are "must" and "com". Then I am trying to count the number of

> > instances
> > > milk appears with "maybe" and "com" etc. The result will produce an

> > anaylysis
> > > of the entries for all the types in column A. The variances contained

in
> > > column A is small approx 6 types, so will enter the criteria into the

> > results
> > > table like so:
> > >
> > > The following table is for results which contain "Com"
> > > Must Maybe Never
> > > Milk 10 5 2
> > > Bread 4 2 1
> > > etc
> > >
> > > The following table is for results which contain "Part"
> > > Must Maybe Never
> > > Milk 6 2 1
> > > Bread 3 3 0
> > > etc
> > >
> > > I hope this is clear otherwise let me know, and thanks in

anticipation.
> > >

> >
> >
> >

#7
May 11th 06, 09:55 PM posted to microsoft.public.excel.worksheet.functions
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Using nested IFs with CountIf

Bob,
I have tried this is again in a fresh sheet, but still get the answer "0".
The table currently looks like (with the first milk being in the A2 cell):

milk must Com
cheese never None
milk maybe Com
curry must Part
milk must com
milk maybe com

I pasted your formula into a cell and nothing happened apart from 0.

Sorry to bother you again, but any ideas.

Martin

"Bob Phillips" wrote:

> It will count, there was nothing to add that I could see in your original
> post.
>
> --
> HTH
>
> Bob Phillips
>
> (remove xxx from email address if mailing direct)
>
> "Excel novice" > wrote in message
> ...
> > Hi Bob,
> > thanks for your post - I am not firmilar with the sumproduct formula. Will
> > this add or count the number of instances the criteria Com, AND Milk AND

> must?
> >
> > Thanks,
> > Martin
> >
> > "Bob Phillips" wrote:
> >
> > > Something like
> > >
> > >

> =SUMPRODUCT(--(Sheet1!\$C\$2:\$C\$200="Com"),--(Sheet1!\$A\$2:\$A\$200=\$A2),--(Sheet
> > > 1!\$B\$2:\$B\$200=B\$1))
> > >
> > > etc. assuming that A2 holds Milk, B1 holds Must etc.
> > >
> > > --
> > > HTH
> > >
> > > Bob Phillips
> > >
> > > (remove xxx from email address if mailing direct)
> > >
> > > "Excel novice" <Excel > wrote in message
> > > ...
> > > > Can anyone help me I am trying to use the nested IF formula to add

> more
> > > than
> > > > one criteria prior to counting the number of
> > > >
> > > > instance a value appears in a table.
> > > >
> > > > A B C
> > > > 2 milk must Com
> > > > 3 bread maybe Part
> > > > 4 cheese never None
> > > > 5 milk maybe Com
> > > > 6 curry must Part
> > > > 7 bread must None
> > > >
> > > > So, I am trying to find the number of instances milk appears in the

> table,
> > > > which are "must" and "com". Then I am trying to count the number of
> > > instances
> > > > milk appears with "maybe" and "com" etc. The result will produce an
> > > anaylysis
> > > > of the entries for all the types in column A. The variances contained

> in
> > > > column A is small approx 6 types, so will enter the criteria into the
> > > results
> > > > table like so:
> > > >
> > > > The following table is for results which contain "Com"
> > > > Must Maybe Never
> > > > Milk 10 5 2
> > > > Bread 4 2 1
> > > > etc
> > > >
> > > > The following table is for results which contain "Part"
> > > > Must Maybe Never
> > > > Milk 6 2 1
> > > > Bread 3 3 0
> > > > etc
> > > >
> > > > I hope this is clear otherwise let me know, and thanks in

> anticipation.
> > > >
> > >
> > >
> > >

>
>
>

#8
May 12th 06, 11:32 AM posted to microsoft.public.excel.worksheet.functions
 Bob Phillips external usenet poster Posts: n/a
Using nested IFs with CountIf

You have to create a results table in another sheet, such as

blank Must Maybe Never
Milk
Cheese
Curry

etc.

then in B2 add

=SUMPRODUCT(--(Sheet1!\$C\$2:\$C\$200="Com"),
--(Sheet1!\$A\$2:\$A\$200=\$A2),
--(Sheet1!\$B\$2:\$B\$200=B\$1))

and copy down and across

--
HTH

Bob Phillips

(remove xxx from email address if mailing direct)

"Excel novice" > wrote in message
...
> Bob,
> I have tried this is again in a fresh sheet, but still get the answer "0".
> The table currently looks like (with the first milk being in the A2 cell):
>
> milk must Com
> bread maybe Part
> cheese never None
> milk maybe Com
> curry must Part
> bread must None
> milk must com
> milk maybe com
>
> I pasted your formula into a cell and nothing happened apart from 0.
>
> Sorry to bother you again, but any ideas.
>
> Martin
>
> "Bob Phillips" wrote:
>
> > It will count, there was nothing to add that I could see in your

original
> > post.
> >
> > --
> > HTH
> >
> > Bob Phillips
> >
> > (remove xxx from email address if mailing direct)
> >
> > "Excel novice" > wrote in message
> > ...
> > > Hi Bob,
> > > thanks for your post - I am not firmilar with the sumproduct formula.

Will
> > > this add or count the number of instances the criteria Com, AND Milk

AND
> > must?
> > >
> > > Thanks,
> > > Martin
> > >
> > > "Bob Phillips" wrote:
> > >
> > > > Something like
> > > >
> > > >

> >

=SUMPRODUCT(--(Sheet1!\$C\$2:\$C\$200="Com"),--(Sheet1!\$A\$2:\$A\$200=\$A2),--(Sheet
> > > > 1!\$B\$2:\$B\$200=B\$1))
> > > >
> > > > etc. assuming that A2 holds Milk, B1 holds Must etc.
> > > >
> > > > --
> > > > HTH
> > > >
> > > > Bob Phillips
> > > >
> > > > (remove xxx from email address if mailing direct)
> > > >
> > > > "Excel novice" <Excel > wrote in

message
> > > > ...
> > > > > Can anyone help me I am trying to use the nested IF formula to add

> > more
> > > > than
> > > > > one criteria prior to counting the number of
> > > > >
> > > > > instance a value appears in a table.
> > > > >
> > > > > A B C
> > > > > 2 milk must Com
> > > > > 3 bread maybe Part
> > > > > 4 cheese never None
> > > > > 5 milk maybe Com
> > > > > 6 curry must Part
> > > > > 7 bread must None
> > > > >
> > > > > So, I am trying to find the number of instances milk appears in

the
> > table,
> > > > > which are "must" and "com". Then I am trying to count the number

of
> > > > instances
> > > > > milk appears with "maybe" and "com" etc. The result will produce

an
> > > > anaylysis
> > > > > of the entries for all the types in column A. The variances

contained
> > in
> > > > > column A is small approx 6 types, so will enter the criteria into

the
> > > > results
> > > > > table like so:
> > > > >
> > > > > The following table is for results which contain "Com"
> > > > > Must Maybe Never
> > > > > Milk 10 5 2
> > > > > Bread 4 2 1
> > > > > etc
> > > > >
> > > > > The following table is for results which contain "Part"
> > > > > Must Maybe Never
> > > > > Milk 6 2 1
> > > > > Bread 3 3 0
> > > > > etc
> > > > >
> > > > > I hope this is clear otherwise let me know, and thanks in

> > anticipation.
> > > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >

> >
> >
> >

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