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HL October 27th 04 05:13 PM

Help!! What formula do I use?
 
I have two columns in my worksheet. In column A I have the last name and in
column B I have "active" or "inactive"

Example:
Column A Column B
Johnson Active
Johnson Inactive
Smith Active
Newsome Active
Martin Active
Martin Inactive

What I want to do is count the users who are listed as both "active" and
"inactive" once--counting them only as "active." For the above example, I
would only Johnson and Martin as "active" and ignore the listing for them
that states "inactive." (by the way, although Johnson is listed twice, it is
still the same person--just two different status)

I do not know what function or formula to use. Please help me.

JulieD October 27th 04 05:21 PM

Hi HL

do you want to count all of the "actives" or only count people who are
listed twice (active / inactive) as one - i'm guess i'm asking if the answer
to your example is
4
or
2

if you want to count all the actives use the COUNTIF function
=COUNTIF(B1:B6,"Active")

if its the other option i'm not sure of how to do it - maybe someone else
has an idea.

Cheers
JulieD

"HL" wrote in message
...
I have two columns in my worksheet. In column A I have the last name and
in
column B I have "active" or "inactive"

Example:
Column A Column B
Johnson Active
Johnson Inactive
Smith Active
Newsome Active
Martin Active
Martin Inactive

What I want to do is count the users who are listed as both "active" and
"inactive" once--counting them only as "active." For the above example, I
would only Johnson and Martin as "active" and ignore the listing for them
that states "inactive." (by the way, although Johnson is listed twice, it
is
still the same person--just two different status)

I do not know what function or formula to use. Please help me.




Frank Kabel October 27th 04 05:25 PM

Hi
try for example for 'Johnson':
=IF(AND(SUMPRODUCT(--(A1:A100="Johnson"),--(B1:B100="Active")),SUMPRODU
CT(--(A1:A100="Johnson"),--(B1:B100="Inactive")),"Active","")

--
Regards
Frank Kabel
Frankfurt, Germany


HL wrote:
I have two columns in my worksheet. In column A I have the last name
and in column B I have "active" or "inactive"

Example:
Column A Column B
Johnson Active
Johnson Inactive
Smith Active
Newsome Active
Martin Active
Martin Inactive

What I want to do is count the users who are listed as both "active"
and "inactive" once--counting them only as "active." For the above
example, I would only Johnson and Martin as "active" and ignore the
listing for them that states "inactive." (by the way, although
Johnson is listed twice, it is still the same person--just two
different status)

I do not know what function or formula to use. Please help me.



JulieD October 27th 04 05:30 PM

Hi Frank

i knew you'ld come up with the solution - however slight modification
needed:
=IF(AND(SUMPRODUCT(--(A1:A100="Johnson"),--(B1:B100="Active")),SUMPRODUCT(--(A1:A100="Johnson"),--(B1:B100="Inactive"))),"Active","")

(three brackets after end of second sumproduct.

Cheers
JulieD

"Frank Kabel" wrote in message
...
Hi
try for example for 'Johnson':
=IF(AND(SUMPRODUCT(--(A1:A100="Johnson"),--(B1:B100="Active")),SUMPRODU
CT(--(A1:A100="Johnson"),--(B1:B100="Inactive")),"Active","")

--
Regards
Frank Kabel
Frankfurt, Germany


HL wrote:
I have two columns in my worksheet. In column A I have the last name
and in column B I have "active" or "inactive"

Example:
Column A Column B
Johnson Active
Johnson Inactive
Smith Active
Newsome Active
Martin Active
Martin Inactive

What I want to do is count the users who are listed as both "active"
and "inactive" once--counting them only as "active." For the above
example, I would only Johnson and Martin as "active" and ignore the
listing for them that states "inactive." (by the way, although
Johnson is listed twice, it is still the same person--just two
different status)

I do not know what function or formula to use. Please help me.





Frank Kabel October 27th 04 05:36 PM

Hi Julie
good spot. Thanks for the correction :-)

--
Regards
Frank Kabel
Frankfurt, Germany


JulieD wrote:
Hi Frank

i knew you'ld come up with the solution - however slight modification
needed:

=IF(AND(SUMPRODUCT(--(A1:A100="Johnson"),--(B1:B100="Active")),SUMPRODU
CT(--(A1:A100="Johnson"),--(B1:B100="Inactive"))),"Active","")

(three brackets after end of second sumproduct.

Cheers
JulieD

"Frank Kabel" wrote in message
...
Hi
try for example for 'Johnson':

=IF(AND(SUMPRODUCT(--(A1:A100="Johnson"),--(B1:B100="Active")),SUMPRODU
CT(--(A1:A100="Johnson"),--(B1:B100="Inactive")),"Active","")

--
Regards
Frank Kabel
Frankfurt, Germany


HL wrote:
I have two columns in my worksheet. In column A I have the last
name and in column B I have "active" or "inactive"

Example:
Column A Column B
Johnson Active
Johnson Inactive
Smith Active
Newsome Active
Martin Active
Martin Inactive

What I want to do is count the users who are listed as both

"active"
and "inactive" once--counting them only as "active." For the above
example, I would only Johnson and Martin as "active" and ignore the
listing for them that states "inactive." (by the way, although
Johnson is listed twice, it is still the same person--just two
different status)

I do not know what function or formula to use. Please help me.



HL October 27th 04 06:45 PM

Thanks Frank and Julie for your help

"JulieD" wrote:

Hi Frank

i knew you'ld come up with the solution - however slight modification
needed:
=IF(AND(SUMPRODUCT(--(A1:A100="Johnson"),--(B1:B100="Active")),SUMPRODUCT(--(A1:A100="Johnson"),--(B1:B100="Inactive"))),"Active","")

(three brackets after end of second sumproduct.

Cheers
JulieD

"Frank Kabel" wrote in message
...
Hi
try for example for 'Johnson':
=IF(AND(SUMPRODUCT(--(A1:A100="Johnson"),--(B1:B100="Active")),SUMPRODU
CT(--(A1:A100="Johnson"),--(B1:B100="Inactive")),"Active","")

--
Regards
Frank Kabel
Frankfurt, Germany


HL wrote:
I have two columns in my worksheet. In column A I have the last name
and in column B I have "active" or "inactive"

Example:
Column A Column B
Johnson Active
Johnson Inactive
Smith Active
Newsome Active
Martin Active
Martin Inactive

What I want to do is count the users who are listed as both "active"
and "inactive" once--counting them only as "active." For the above
example, I would only Johnson and Martin as "active" and ignore the
listing for them that states "inactive." (by the way, although
Johnson is listed twice, it is still the same person--just two
different status)

I do not know what function or formula to use. Please help me.







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