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COUNTIF greater than one column and less than another
I am attempting to write a COUNTIF statement with greater than and less than
functionality. I have 2 worksheets. Sheet 1 contains the extracted data from a database â€“ this cannot be changed. Row A is a sequential number of the items. Row B contains the status (New, In Progress, Closed). Row C contains the day and time the item was created. Row D contains the day and time the item was closed. Cell F2 contains: =MONTH(C2)&""&YEAR(C2) Cell G2 contains: =IF(B2="Closed", MONTH(C2)&""&YEAR(C2),"") Sheet 2 has the 6 month reporting period as shown below: Cell B1 is for the user to enter the MMYYYY of the first reporting month Cell B2 contains the following formula: =DATE(YEAR(B1),MONTH(B1)+C2,DAY(B1)) to return the MMYYYY 1 greater than the month in cell B1. This continues through B6 so I have 6 months in a row. Cell A16 says: =B1 to return the MMYYYY of the first month for reporting. Cell B16 says: =B2 and so on through cell F16 Row 17 is where I want the results of the COUNTIF formula to begin. Cell A17 says: =COUNTIF(Sheet1!$F:$F,Sheet2!A16) to tell me how many were opened in the month displayed in cell A16. Cell A18 says: =COUNTIF(Sheet1!$G:$G,Sheet2!A16) to tell me how many were closed during the month displayed in cell A16. Now I have the number of items opened and the number of items closed in each month. What I need to know is how many OPEN items I had at the beginning of the current month. Remember that the months in row 16 will changed based on what the user enters in cell B2. (This workbook is to be used as a template so it will constantly be changing.) I've tried using the formula for COUNTIF in the help section: =COUNTIF(Sheet1!$F:$F,"<Sheet2!A16")COUNTIF(Sheet1!$G:$G,"Sheet2!B16") to tell me how many were open at the beginning (12:01am) of the second month. The result was 11 which is incorrect as only 1 item was created in the first month and it is still open. So the result should have been 1. Thanks for any help. 
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COUNTIF greater than one column and less than another
I use SUMPRODUCT() to accomplish counting like you're describing. This
function is WAY more flexible than people realize at first. This link has a wonderful tutorial and the really good stuff is down the sheet a ways past the "Advantages of Sumproduct" http://www.xldynamic.com/source/xld....T.html#classic Read up on that. Then I imagine a formula for count of open items spanning many months to be something like this: =SUMPRODUCT((RangeOfOpeningDates=OpeningDate), (RangeOfOpeningDates<CutoffOpenDate), (RangeOfClosingDatesCutoffOpenDate)) Now, just insert the correct ranges and cell references for those values. With Sumproduct, you can't refer to whole columns like you can with COUNTIF unless you're using Excel 2007  "Actually, I *am* a rocket scientist."  JB Your feedback is appreciated, click YES if this post helped you. "Nadine" wrote: I am attempting to write a COUNTIF statement with greater than and less than functionality. I have 2 worksheets. Sheet 1 contains the extracted data from a database â€“ this cannot be changed. Row A is a sequential number of the items. Row B contains the status (New, In Progress, Closed). Row C contains the day and time the item was created. Row D contains the day and time the item was closed. Cell F2 contains: =MONTH(C2)&""&YEAR(C2) Cell G2 contains: =IF(B2="Closed", MONTH(C2)&""&YEAR(C2),"") Sheet 2 has the 6 month reporting period as shown below: Cell B1 is for the user to enter the MMYYYY of the first reporting month Cell B2 contains the following formula: =DATE(YEAR(B1),MONTH(B1)+C2,DAY(B1)) to return the MMYYYY 1 greater than the month in cell B1. This continues through B6 so I have 6 months in a row. Cell A16 says: =B1 to return the MMYYYY of the first month for reporting. Cell B16 says: =B2 and so on through cell F16 Row 17 is where I want the results of the COUNTIF formula to begin. Cell A17 says: =COUNTIF(Sheet1!$F:$F,Sheet2!A16) to tell me how many were opened in the month displayed in cell A16. Cell A18 says: =COUNTIF(Sheet1!$G:$G,Sheet2!A16) to tell me how many were closed during the month displayed in cell A16. Now I have the number of items opened and the number of items closed in each month. What I need to know is how many OPEN items I had at the beginning of the current month. Remember that the months in row 16 will changed based on what the user enters in cell B2. (This workbook is to be used as a template so it will constantly be changing.) I've tried using the formula for COUNTIF in the help section: =COUNTIF(Sheet1!$F:$F,"<Sheet2!A16")COUNTIF(Sheet1!$G:$G,"Sheet2!B16") to tell me how many were open at the beginning (12:01am) of the second month. The result was 11 which is incorrect as only 1 item was created in the first month and it is still open. So the result should have been 1. Thanks for any help. 
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COUNTIF greater than one column and less than another
I entered the formula
=SUMPRODUCT((Sheet1!F:F<Sheet2!C16)*(Sheet1!G:GSh eet2!C16)) and received #NUM! as the result. Thanks for the link, though. I will keep it and continue reading up on SUMPRODUCT to see if there's another way to write it that will give me the result I need. Nadine "JBeaucaire" wrote: I use SUMPRODUCT() to accomplish counting like you're describing. This function is WAY more flexible than people realize at first. This link has a wonderful tutorial and the really good stuff is down the sheet a ways past the "Advantages of Sumproduct" http://www.xldynamic.com/source/xld....T.html#classic Read up on that. Then I imagine a formula for count of open items spanning many months to be something like this: =SUMPRODUCT((RangeOfOpeningDates=OpeningDate), (RangeOfOpeningDates<CutoffOpenDate), (RangeOfClosingDatesCutoffOpenDate)) Now, just insert the correct ranges and cell references for those values. With Sumproduct, you can't refer to whole columns like you can with COUNTIF unless you're using Excel 2007  "Actually, I *am* a rocket scientist."  JB Your feedback is appreciated, click YES if this post helped you. "Nadine" wrote: I am attempting to write a COUNTIF statement with greater than and less than functionality. I have 2 worksheets. Sheet 1 contains the extracted data from a database â€“ this cannot be changed. Row A is a sequential number of the items. Row B contains the status (New, In Progress, Closed). Row C contains the day and time the item was created. Row D contains the day and time the item was closed. Cell F2 contains: =MONTH(C2)&""&YEAR(C2) Cell G2 contains: =IF(B2="Closed", MONTH(C2)&""&YEAR(C2),"") Sheet 2 has the 6 month reporting period as shown below: Cell B1 is for the user to enter the MMYYYY of the first reporting month Cell B2 contains the following formula: =DATE(YEAR(B1),MONTH(B1)+C2,DAY(B1)) to return the MMYYYY 1 greater than the month in cell B1. This continues through B6 so I have 6 months in a row. Cell A16 says: =B1 to return the MMYYYY of the first month for reporting. Cell B16 says: =B2 and so on through cell F16 Row 17 is where I want the results of the COUNTIF formula to begin. Cell A17 says: =COUNTIF(Sheet1!$F:$F,Sheet2!A16) to tell me how many were opened in the month displayed in cell A16. Cell A18 says: =COUNTIF(Sheet1!$G:$G,Sheet2!A16) to tell me how many were closed during the month displayed in cell A16. Now I have the number of items opened and the number of items closed in each month. What I need to know is how many OPEN items I had at the beginning of the current month. Remember that the months in row 16 will changed based on what the user enters in cell B2. (This workbook is to be used as a template so it will constantly be changing.) I've tried using the formula for COUNTIF in the help section: =COUNTIF(Sheet1!$F:$F,"<Sheet2!A16")COUNTIF(Sheet1!$G:$G,"Sheet2!B16") to tell me how many were open at the beginning (12:01am) of the second month. The result was 11 which is incorrect as only 1 item was created in the first month and it is still open. So the result should have been 1. Thanks for any help. 
#4




COUNTIF greater than one column and less than another
You need to read my original suggestion again. I mentioned that sumproduct
can't refer to an entire column. Simply use an actual range, sufficiently large to cover your needs. Sumproduct is the function for this.  "Actually, I *am* a rocket scientist."  JB Your feedback is appreciated, click YES if this post helped you. "Nadine" wrote: I entered the formula =SUMPRODUCT((Sheet1!F:F<Sheet2!C16)*(Sheet1!G:GSh eet2!C16)) and received #NUM! as the result. Thanks for the link, though. I will keep it and continue reading up on SUMPRODUCT to see if there's another way to write it that will give me the result I need. Nadine "JBeaucaire" wrote: I use SUMPRODUCT() to accomplish counting like you're describing. This function is WAY more flexible than people realize at first. This link has a wonderful tutorial and the really good stuff is down the sheet a ways past the "Advantages of Sumproduct" http://www.xldynamic.com/source/xld....T.html#classic Read up on that. Then I imagine a formula for count of open items spanning many months to be something like this: =SUMPRODUCT((RangeOfOpeningDates=OpeningDate), (RangeOfOpeningDates<CutoffOpenDate), (RangeOfClosingDatesCutoffOpenDate)) Now, just insert the correct ranges and cell references for those values. With Sumproduct, you can't refer to whole columns like you can with COUNTIF unless you're using Excel 2007  "Actually, I *am* a rocket scientist."  JB Your feedback is appreciated, click YES if this post helped you. "Nadine" wrote: I am attempting to write a COUNTIF statement with greater than and less than functionality. I have 2 worksheets. Sheet 1 contains the extracted data from a database â€“ this cannot be changed. Row A is a sequential number of the items. Row B contains the status (New, In Progress, Closed). Row C contains the day and time the item was created. Row D contains the day and time the item was closed. Cell F2 contains: =MONTH(C2)&""&YEAR(C2) Cell G2 contains: =IF(B2="Closed", MONTH(C2)&""&YEAR(C2),"") Sheet 2 has the 6 month reporting period as shown below: Cell B1 is for the user to enter the MMYYYY of the first reporting month Cell B2 contains the following formula: =DATE(YEAR(B1),MONTH(B1)+C2,DAY(B1)) to return the MMYYYY 1 greater than the month in cell B1. This continues through B6 so I have 6 months in a row. Cell A16 says: =B1 to return the MMYYYY of the first month for reporting. Cell B16 says: =B2 and so on through cell F16 Row 17 is where I want the results of the COUNTIF formula to begin. Cell A17 says: =COUNTIF(Sheet1!$F:$F,Sheet2!A16) to tell me how many were opened in the month displayed in cell A16. Cell A18 says: =COUNTIF(Sheet1!$G:$G,Sheet2!A16) to tell me how many were closed during the month displayed in cell A16. Now I have the number of items opened and the number of items closed in each month. What I need to know is how many OPEN items I had at the beginning of the current month. Remember that the months in row 16 will changed based on what the user enters in cell B2. (This workbook is to be used as a template so it will constantly be changing.) I've tried using the formula for COUNTIF in the help section: =COUNTIF(Sheet1!$F:$F,"<Sheet2!A16")COUNTIF(Sheet1!$G:$G,"Sheet2!B16") to tell me how many were open at the beginning (12:01am) of the second month. The result was 11 which is incorrect as only 1 item was created in the first month and it is still open. So the result should have been 1. Thanks for any help. 
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COUNTIF greater than one column and less than another
Sorry. I missed that in your original response. Unfortunately I need the
whole column as it they data in the column will continually grow. With limiting the end it will, at some point, no longer see all the data. I think I've found a way around my problem with making a few changes in other cells and formulas. "JBeaucaire" wrote: You need to read my original suggestion again. I mentioned that sumproduct can't refer to an entire column. Simply use an actual range, sufficiently large to cover your needs. Sumproduct is the function for this.  "Actually, I *am* a rocket scientist."  JB Your feedback is appreciated, click YES if this post helped you. "Nadine" wrote: I entered the formula =SUMPRODUCT((Sheet1!F:F<Sheet2!C16)*(Sheet1!G:GSh eet2!C16)) and received #NUM! as the result. Thanks for the link, though. I will keep it and continue reading up on SUMPRODUCT to see if there's another way to write it that will give me the result I need. Nadine "JBeaucaire" wrote: I use SUMPRODUCT() to accomplish counting like you're describing. This function is WAY more flexible than people realize at first. This link has a wonderful tutorial and the really good stuff is down the sheet a ways past the "Advantages of Sumproduct" http://www.xldynamic.com/source/xld....T.html#classic Read up on that. Then I imagine a formula for count of open items spanning many months to be something like this: =SUMPRODUCT((RangeOfOpeningDates=OpeningDate), (RangeOfOpeningDates<CutoffOpenDate), (RangeOfClosingDatesCutoffOpenDate)) Now, just insert the correct ranges and cell references for those values. With Sumproduct, you can't refer to whole columns like you can with COUNTIF unless you're using Excel 2007  "Actually, I *am* a rocket scientist."  JB Your feedback is appreciated, click YES if this post helped you. "Nadine" wrote: I am attempting to write a COUNTIF statement with greater than and less than functionality. I have 2 worksheets. Sheet 1 contains the extracted data from a database â€“ this cannot be changed. Row A is a sequential number of the items. Row B contains the status (New, In Progress, Closed). Row C contains the day and time the item was created. Row D contains the day and time the item was closed. Cell F2 contains: =MONTH(C2)&""&YEAR(C2) Cell G2 contains: =IF(B2="Closed", MONTH(C2)&""&YEAR(C2),"") Sheet 2 has the 6 month reporting period as shown below: Cell B1 is for the user to enter the MMYYYY of the first reporting month Cell B2 contains the following formula: =DATE(YEAR(B1),MONTH(B1)+C2,DAY(B1)) to return the MMYYYY 1 greater than the month in cell B1. This continues through B6 so I have 6 months in a row. Cell A16 says: =B1 to return the MMYYYY of the first month for reporting. Cell B16 says: =B2 and so on through cell F16 Row 17 is where I want the results of the COUNTIF formula to begin. Cell A17 says: =COUNTIF(Sheet1!$F:$F,Sheet2!A16) to tell me how many were opened in the month displayed in cell A16. Cell A18 says: =COUNTIF(Sheet1!$G:$G,Sheet2!A16) to tell me how many were closed during the month displayed in cell A16. Now I have the number of items opened and the number of items closed in each month. What I need to know is how many OPEN items I had at the beginning of the current month. Remember that the months in row 16 will changed based on what the user enters in cell B2. (This workbook is to be used as a template so it will constantly be changing.) I've tried using the formula for COUNTIF in the help section: =COUNTIF(Sheet1!$F:$F,"<Sheet2!A16")COUNTIF(Sheet1!$G:$G,"Sheet2!B16") to tell me how many were open at the beginning (12:01am) of the second month. The result was 11 which is incorrect as only 1 item was created in the first month and it is still open. So the result should have been 1. Thanks for any help. 
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COUNTIF greater than one column and less than another
On May 7, 8:05*pm, Nadine wrote:
Sorry. *I missed that in your original response. *Unfortunately I need the whole column as it they data in the column will continually grow. *With limiting the end it will, at some point, no longer see all the data. *I think I've found a way around my problem with making a few changes in other cells and formulas. "JBeaucaire" wrote: You need to read my original suggestion again. I mentioned that sumproduct can't refer to an entire column. Simply use an actual range, sufficiently large to cover your needs. *Sumproduct is the function for this.  "Actually, I *am* a rocket scientist."  JB Your feedback is appreciated, click YES if this post helped you. "Nadine" wrote: I entered the formula =SUMPRODUCT((Sheet1!F:F<Sheet2!C16)*(Sheet1!G:GSh eet2!C16)) and received #NUM! as the result. *Thanks for the link, though. *I will keep it and continue reading up on SUMPRODUCT to see if there's another way to write it that will give me the result I need. Nadine "JBeaucaire" wrote: I use SUMPRODUCT() to accomplish counting like you're describing. This function is WAY more flexible than people realize at first. This link has a wonderful tutorial and the really good stuff is down the sheet a ways past the "Advantages of Sumproduct" http://www.xldynamic.com/source/xld....T.html#classic Read up on that. *Then I imagine a formula for count of open items spanning many months to be something like this: =SUMPRODUCT((RangeOfOpeningDates=OpeningDate), (RangeOfOpeningDates<CutoffOpenDate), (RangeOfClosingDatesCutoffOpenDate)) Now, just insert the correct ranges and cell references for those values. With Sumproduct, you can't refer to whole columns like you can with COUNTIF unless you're using Excel 2007  "Actually, I *am* a rocket scientist."  JB Your feedback is appreciated, click YES if this post helped you. "Nadine" wrote: I am attempting to write a COUNTIF statement with greater than and less than functionality. *I have 2 worksheets. * Sheet 1 contains the extracted data from a database – this cannot be changed. * Row A is a sequential number of the items. Row B contains the status (New, In Progress, Closed). Row C contains the day and time the item was created. Row D contains the day and time the item was closed. Cell F2 contains: =MONTH(C2)&""&YEAR(C2) Cell G2 contains: =IF(B2="Closed", MONTH(C2)&""&YEAR(C2),"") Sheet 2 has the 6 month reporting period as shown below: Cell B1 is for the user to enter the MMYYYY of the first reporting month Cell B2 contains the following formula: =DATE(YEAR(B1),MONTH(B1)+C2,DAY(B1)) to return the MMYYYY 1 greater than the month in cell B1. *This continues through B6 so I have 6 months in a row. Cell A16 says: =B1 to return the MMYYYY of the first month for reporting. Cell B16 says: =B2 and so on through cell F16 Row 17 is where I want the results of the COUNTIF formula to begin. 
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