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May 26th 05, 09:45 PM
 Renee - California Posts: n/a
Countif for specific cells rather than a range ????

Is this possible? I've created a 25 page worksheet to analyze cases and
dollars for 24 stores. The 25 pages are identical; the first page is a
summary of the region (the other 24 pages or stores).

I'm trying to get the averages on the summary page. So I've summarized by
adding each stores cell reference for whatever item I'm looking at. For
example
=N13+X13+AB13+AH13 etc.
and now to get the average, I want to divide by the number of stores that
are actually carrying that item. So I thought I could do a countif, counting
if the cells in that range are greater than zero. I can't seem to make this
work though.

What should this formula look like... is there an easier way to do this??

#2
May 26th 05, 10:21 PM
 Ron Rosenfeld Posts: n/a

On Thu, 26 May 2005 13:45:35 -0700, Renee - California
wrote:

Is this possible? I've created a 25 page worksheet to analyze cases and
dollars for 24 stores. The 25 pages are identical; the first page is a
summary of the region (the other 24 pages or stores).

I'm trying to get the averages on the summary page. So I've summarized by
adding each stores cell reference for whatever item I'm looking at. For
example
=N13+X13+AB13+AH13 etc.
and now to get the average, I want to divide by the number of stores that
are actually carrying that item. So I thought I could do a countif, counting
if the cells in that range are greater than zero. I can't seem to make this
work though.

What should this formula look like... is there an easier way to do this??

COUNTIF is not one of the functions that will function with 3D references.

Option 1: Bring the stores cell reference for each whatever item to some out
of the way spot on your worksheet, or on another single worksheet; then use the
COUNTIF formula to refer to the cells on that sheet.

http://xcell05.free.fr/ and use his COUNTIF.3D function which allows 3D
references.

--ron
#3
May 27th 05, 01:40 PM
 Don Guillett Posts: n/a

#4
May 27th 05, 03:17 PM
 Ron Rosenfeld Posts: n/a

On Thu, 26 May 2005 13:45:35 -0700, Renee - California
wrote:

Is this possible? I've created a 25 page worksheet to analyze cases and
dollars for 24 stores. The 25 pages are identical; the first page is a
summary of the region (the other 24 pages or stores).

I'm trying to get the averages on the summary page. So I've summarized by
adding each stores cell reference for whatever item I'm looking at. For
example
=N13+X13+AB13+AH13 etc.
and now to get the average, I want to divide by the number of stores that
are actually carrying that item. So I thought I could do a countif, counting
if the cells in that range are greater than zero. I can't seem to make this
work though.

What should this formula look like... is there an easier way to do this??

I may have misunderstood your first post.

I believe that in order to use COUNTIF, or an AVERAGE(IF(rng0),rng)) array
function, you will need to copy those results into a contiguous range.

I do not believe that either COUNTIF or array functions can accept
non-contiguous ranges.

--ron
#5
May 27th 05, 06:23 PM
 Harlan Grove Posts: n/a

Ron Rosenfeld wrote...
....
I do not believe that either COUNTIF or array functions can accept
non-contiguous ranges.

If you get tricky enough, you can come close.

=SUMPRODUCT(COUNTIF(OFFSET(N13,0,{0,10,14,20}),wha tever))

But I don't think this is what the OP is after. The OP would be vastly
better off using a database rather than a spreadsheet to calculate
conditional averages over several stores.

#6
May 27th 05, 07:09 PM
 Ron Rosenfeld Posts: n/a

On 27 May 2005 10:23:27 -0700, "Harlan Grove" wrote:

Ron Rosenfeld wrote...
...
I do not believe that either COUNTIF or array functions can accept
non-contiguous ranges.

If you get tricky enough, you can come close.

=SUMPRODUCT(COUNTIF(OFFSET(N13,0,{0,10,14,20}),wh atever))

But I don't think this is what the OP is after. The OP would be vastly
better off using a database rather than a spreadsheet to calculate
conditional averages over several stores.

That is a neat trick!

--ron

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