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#1
December 1st 04, 01:10 AM
 Margaret Posts: n/a
Counting rows based on criteria in multiple cells

I need to count the number of rows where cell A includes
a specific text string AND cell B equals a specific
number. I am having trouble finding a working solution.

Example

Column A Column B
Jim cleaned 1
Bob paints 1
Cleanup, Sue's 2
Jim swept 1
Cleaning by Joe 1

I want to count the rows where Column A contains the
text "clean" AND the value in Column B is 1. Correct
answer from example above would be 2.

Thanks in advance for any suggestions.

#2
December 1st 04, 01:28 AM
 Bob Phillips Posts: n/a

=SUMPRODUCT(--(ISNUMBER(SEARCH("clean",A1:A100))), --(B1:B100=1))

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HTH

RP
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"Margaret" wrote in message
...
I need to count the number of rows where cell A includes
a specific text string AND cell B equals a specific
number. I am having trouble finding a working solution.

Example

Column A Column B
Jim cleaned 1
Bob paints 1
Cleanup, Sue's 2
Jim swept 1
Cleaning by Joe 1

I want to count the rows where Column A contains the
text "clean" AND the value in Column B is 1. Correct
answer from example above would be 2.

Thanks in advance for any suggestions.

#3
December 1st 04, 03:29 AM
 CLR Posts: n/a

One way is to Concatenate the two into a third column and then do a count
on that column for the combination you wish.

Vaya con Dios,
Chuck, CABGx3

"Margaret" wrote in message
...
I need to count the number of rows where cell A includes
a specific text string AND cell B equals a specific
number. I am having trouble finding a working solution.

Example

Column A Column B
Jim cleaned 1
Bob paints 1
Cleanup, Sue's 2
Jim swept 1
Cleaning by Joe 1

I want to count the rows where Column A contains the
text "clean" AND the value in Column B is 1. Correct
answer from example above would be 2.

Thanks in advance for any suggestions.

#4
December 1st 04, 05:42 PM
 Margaret Posts: n/a

This returned a value of "0" (which is not correct). Any
thoughts?

-----Original Message-----
=SUMPRODUCT(--(ISNUMBER(SEARCH("clean",A1:A100))), --

(B1:B100=1))

--

HTH

RP
(remove nothere from the email address if mailing direct)

"Margaret" wrote

in message
...
I need to count the number of rows where cell A

includes
a specific text string AND cell B equals a specific
number. I am having trouble finding a working solution.

Example

Column A Column B
Jim cleaned 1
Bob paints 1
Cleanup, Sue's 2
Jim swept 1
Cleaning by Joe 1

I want to count the rows where Column A contains the
text "clean" AND the value in Column B is 1. Correct
answer from example above would be 2.

Thanks in advance for any suggestions.

.

#5
December 2nd 04, 01:13 AM
 Bob Phillips Posts: n/a

Did you overcome the wrap-around that the NG added.

--

HTH

RP
(remove nothere from the email address if mailing direct)

"Margaret" wrote in message
...
This returned a value of "0" (which is not correct). Any
thoughts?

-----Original Message-----
=SUMPRODUCT(--(ISNUMBER(SEARCH("clean",A1:A100))), --

(B1:B100=1))

--

HTH

RP
(remove nothere from the email address if mailing direct)

"Margaret" wrote

in message
...
I need to count the number of rows where cell A

includes
a specific text string AND cell B equals a specific
number. I am having trouble finding a working solution.

Example

Column A Column B
Jim cleaned 1
Bob paints 1
Cleanup, Sue's 2
Jim swept 1
Cleaning by Joe 1

I want to count the rows where Column A contains the
text "clean" AND the value in Column B is 1. Correct
answer from example above would be 2.

Thanks in advance for any suggestions.

.

#6
December 2nd 04, 01:16 AM
 Dave Peterson Posts: n/a

What's in column B?

Are the values truly numbers or are they text that look like numbers.

If you put a formula like:

=isnumber(b13)
where b13 looks like a 1 and A13 has "Clean" in it, what do you get back?

I'm guessing that either the data isn't what you expect or the formula you used
isn't correct.

If I guessed wrong about the data, maybe you should post the formula you used.

(Bob's formula worked ok for me.)

Margaret wrote:

This returned a value of "0" (which is not correct). Any
thoughts?

-----Original Message-----
=SUMPRODUCT(--(ISNUMBER(SEARCH("clean",A1:A100))), --

(B1:B100=1))

--

HTH

RP
(remove nothere from the email address if mailing direct)

"Margaret" wrote

in message
...
I need to count the number of rows where cell A

includes
a specific text string AND cell B equals a specific
number. I am having trouble finding a working solution.

Example

Column A Column B
Jim cleaned 1
Bob paints 1
Cleanup, Sue's 2
Jim swept 1
Cleaning by Joe 1

I want to count the rows where Column A contains the
text "clean" AND the value in Column B is 1. Correct
answer from example above would be 2.

Thanks in advance for any suggestions.

.

--

Dave Peterson
#7
December 2nd 04, 11:01 PM
 Margaret Posts: n/a

The numbers in column B are truly numbers. I think the
issues lies with the fact that in column A, I am not
looking for the exact value "Clean" but rather the
string "clean", where I want to match any cell containing
the text "clean" anywhere in the cell (including Clean,
cleaning, cleaned, She cleaned, etc.). If I
substitute "*clean*" in the formula it doesn't work,
either.

My formula for the example below was (ignore any line
wrapping)

=SUMPRODUCT((ISNUMBER(SEARCH("clean",A1:A5))),B1:B 5=1)

-----Original Message-----
What's in column B?

Are the values truly numbers or are they text that look

like numbers.

If you put a formula like:

=isnumber(b13)
where b13 looks like a 1 and A13 has "Clean" in it, what

do you get back?

I'm guessing that either the data isn't what you expect

or the formula you used
isn't correct.

If I guessed wrong about the data, maybe you should post

the formula you used.

(Bob's formula worked ok for me.)

Margaret wrote:

This returned a value of "0" (which is not correct).

Any
thoughts?

-----Original Message-----
=SUMPRODUCT(--(ISNUMBER(SEARCH("clean",A1:A100))), --

(B1:B100=1))

--

HTH

RP
(remove nothere from the email address if mailing

direct)

"Margaret" wrote

in message
...
I need to count the number of rows where cell A

includes
a specific text string AND cell B equals a specific
number. I am having trouble finding a working

solution.

Example

Column A Column B
Jim cleaned 1
Bob paints 1
Cleanup, Sue's 2
Jim swept 1
Cleaning by Joe 1

I want to count the rows where Column A contains the
text "clean" AND the value in Column B is 1. Correct
answer from example above would be 2.

Thanks in advance for any suggestions.

.

--

Dave Peterson
.

#8
December 2nd 04, 11:03 PM
 Posts: n/a

Yes. The exact formula I used for the example I gave was:
=SUMPRODUCT((ISNUMBER(SEARCH("clean",A1:A5))),B1:B 5=1)

-----Original Message-----
Did you overcome the wrap-around that the NG added.

--

HTH

RP
(remove nothere from the email address if mailing direct)

"Margaret" wrote

in message
...
This returned a value of "0" (which is not correct).

Any
thoughts?

-----Original Message-----
=SUMPRODUCT(--(ISNUMBER(SEARCH("clean",A1:A100))), --

(B1:B100=1))

--

HTH

RP
(remove nothere from the email address if mailing

direct)

"Margaret" wrote

in message
...
I need to count the number of rows where cell A

includes
a specific text string AND cell B equals a specific
number. I am having trouble finding a working

solution.

Example

Column A Column B
Jim cleaned 1
Bob paints 1
Cleanup, Sue's 2
Jim swept 1
Cleaning by Joe 1

I want to count the rows where Column A contains the
text "clean" AND the value in Column B is 1. Correct
answer from example above would be 2.

Thanks in advance for any suggestions.

.

.

#9
December 2nd 04, 11:10 PM
 Dave Peterson Posts: n/a

You changed Bob's code.

=SUMPRODUCT(--(ISNUMBER(SEARCH("clean",A1:A5))),--(B1:B5=1))

worked fine. Notice the additional double minus signs and parentheses.

The -- changes booleans (true/falses) to 1's and 0's.

Which =sumproduct() really likes.

Margaret wrote:

The numbers in column B are truly numbers. I think the
issues lies with the fact that in column A, I am not
looking for the exact value "Clean" but rather the
string "clean", where I want to match any cell containing
the text "clean" anywhere in the cell (including Clean,
cleaning, cleaned, She cleaned, etc.). If I
substitute "*clean*" in the formula it doesn't work,
either.

My formula for the example below was (ignore any line
wrapping)

=SUMPRODUCT((ISNUMBER(SEARCH("clean",A1:A5))),B1:B 5=1)

-----Original Message-----
What's in column B?

Are the values truly numbers or are they text that look

like numbers.

If you put a formula like:

=isnumber(b13)
where b13 looks like a 1 and A13 has "Clean" in it, what

do you get back?

I'm guessing that either the data isn't what you expect

or the formula you used
isn't correct.

If I guessed wrong about the data, maybe you should post

the formula you used.

(Bob's formula worked ok for me.)

Margaret wrote:

This returned a value of "0" (which is not correct).

Any
thoughts?

-----Original Message-----
=SUMPRODUCT(--(ISNUMBER(SEARCH("clean",A1:A100))), --
(B1:B100=1))

--

HTH

RP
(remove nothere from the email address if mailing

direct)

"Margaret" wrote
in message
...
I need to count the number of rows where cell A
includes
a specific text string AND cell B equals a specific
number. I am having trouble finding a working

solution.

Example

Column A Column B
Jim cleaned 1
Bob paints 1
Cleanup, Sue's 2
Jim swept 1
Cleaning by Joe 1

I want to count the rows where Column A contains the
text "clean" AND the value in Column B is 1. Correct
answer from example above would be 2.

Thanks in advance for any suggestions.

.

--

Dave Peterson
.

--

Dave Peterson
#10
December 2nd 04, 11:22 PM
 Margaret Posts: n/a

Oops, my bad (apologies to Bob)! I didn't recognize the
double minus signs, thought they were some kind of space
indicator that I should delete...Formula as given below
works fine.

Thanks!

-----Original Message-----
You changed Bob's code.

=SUMPRODUCT(--(ISNUMBER(SEARCH("clean",A1:A5))),--

(B1:B5=1))

worked fine. Notice the additional double minus signs

and parentheses.

The -- changes booleans (true/falses) to 1's and 0's.

Which =sumproduct() really likes.

Margaret wrote:

The numbers in column B are truly numbers. I think the
issues lies with the fact that in column A, I am not
looking for the exact value "Clean" but rather the
string "clean", where I want to match any cell

containing
the text "clean" anywhere in the cell (including Clean,
cleaning, cleaned, She cleaned, etc.). If I
substitute "*clean*" in the formula it doesn't work,
either.

My formula for the example below was (ignore any line
wrapping)

=SUMPRODUCT((ISNUMBER(SEARCH("clean",A1:A5))),B1:B 5=1)

-----Original Message-----
What's in column B?

Are the values truly numbers or are they text that

look
like numbers.

If you put a formula like:

=isnumber(b13)
where b13 looks like a 1 and A13 has "Clean" in it,

what
do you get back?

I'm guessing that either the data isn't what you

expect
or the formula you used
isn't correct.

If I guessed wrong about the data, maybe you should

post
the formula you used.

(Bob's formula worked ok for me.)

Margaret wrote:

This returned a value of "0" (which is not correct).

Any
thoughts?

-----Original Message-----
=SUMPRODUCT(--(ISNUMBER(SEARCH

("clean",A1:A100))), --
(B1:B100=1))

--

HTH

RP
(remove nothere from the email address if mailing

direct)

"Margaret"

wrote
in message
...
I need to count the number of rows where cell A
includes
a specific text string AND cell B equals a

specific
number. I am having trouble finding a working

solution.

Example

Column A Column B
Jim cleaned 1
Bob paints 1
Cleanup, Sue's 2
Jim swept 1
Cleaning by Joe 1

I want to count the rows where Column A contains

the
text "clean" AND the value in Column B is 1.

Correct
answer from example above would be 2.

Thanks in advance for any suggestions.

.

--

Dave Peterson
.

--

Dave Peterson
.

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