# Count values, only if within the past 12 months over several columns

#### queysoft

##### New Member
Hi - First post to this forum as I am just stuck on this...........Its a simple table to show employees leave. I have a list of names down one side and then the same headers repeated and then just populated as people go on leave.

Column A = Date of Leave 1
Column B = Date of Return 1
Column C = Number of actual days away
Column D = Number of working days away

Column E onwards will show the same as A to D but for all the other days away (if there are any). So, for one employee I might have 5 different leave return dates and for another perhaps only 1.

I am trying to construct a formula to show the SUM value of column D plus all the other columns (so H, L......n) only if the date of leave and return falls in the last 12 months.

So - In essence I want a rolling number of days leave every time I open the spreadsheet.

In the attached example, only cells H2 and L2 would be counted.

Any ideas?

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##### Well-known Member
Hi Queysoft,

You could just brute force some SUMIFS

queysoft.xlsx
ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTU
1StartEndDaysWorking DaysStartEndDaysWorking DaysStartEndDaysWorking DaysStartEndDaysWorking DaysStartEndDaysWorking DaysLast 12 Months Working Days Off
220-Jul-2030-Jul-2010920-May-2130-May-2110720-Jul-2030-Jul-2010901-Jan-1902-Jan-191201-Jan-1902-Jan-19127
Sheet1
Cell Formulas
RangeFormula
U2U2=SUMIFS(D2,A2,">="&EDATE(TODAY(),-12),B2,">="&EDATE(TODAY(),-12))+SUMIFS(H2,E2,">="&EDATE(TODAY(),-12),F2,">="&EDATE(TODAY(),-12))+SUMIFS(L2,I2,">="&EDATE(TODAY(),-12),J2,">="&EDATE(TODAY(),-12))+SUMIFS(P2,M2,">="&EDATE(TODAY(),-12),N2,">="&EDATE(TODAY(),-12))+SUMIFS(T2,Q2,">="&EDATE(TODAY(),-12),R2,">="&EDATE(TODAY(),-12))

#### queysoft

##### New Member
Excellent - I did not have the knowledge to do this.......Now, however, you have got me thinking what else can be done that I thought was not possible!!

All these years I have just sat and tried to Google "how to in Excel" - and today I thought why not ask around - and I am super happy!!!!

Thank you very much for your time taken to reply. It was very kind.......I'm off to think of more stuff!!!!

##### Well-known Member
Excellent - I did not have the knowledge to do this.......Now, however, you have got me thinking what else can be done that I thought was not possible!!
All these years I have just sat and tried to Google "how to in Excel" - and today I thought why not ask around - and I am super happy!!!!
Thank you very much for your time taken to reply. It was very kind.......I'm off to think of more stuff!!!!
You're welcome!

#### queysoft

##### New Member

HI again. Ok, so I have messed about with the formula you provided and it works fine for me needs. I then decided i would like to do the following - I tried to mess with the same formula structure but to no avail. Sometimes I got errors, other times Excel was happy but didn't give me the results i expected......So....

I am trying to construct a formula to show the SUM value of column D plus all the other columns (so H, L......n) only if the date of leave is GREATER than 6 months from a date value specified in a different cell (Say, Z1).

So, I have all my leave dates in a row ranging from say Jan 1 2021 to Dec 1 2021 but instead of summing the days up as before, this time i want to be able to enter a date in a given cell (in this example Z1) and then have the formula calculate the number of days 6 months after that only. So if i enter March 1, then the formula only looks at dates between March 1 and September 1.

Does that make sense? I tried to do it with Edate and then refence Z1+6 but to no avail.......

##### Well-known Member
The formula I provided checks that both dates (start and end) are within 12 months. When you say "date of leave is GREATER than 6 months from a date value specified in a different cell (Say, Z1)" do you mean the same, i.e. both dates must be greater than 6 months from date in Z1?
...and what about dates after the specified date? Should they be counted or ignored?

##### Well-known Member

If both start and end must be with 6 months of Z1 date and dates newer than Z1 should be counted then it's a straightforward change...
...but I suspect you may want only days within the range counted, e.g. if start=1 Jan 2020 and end=20 Jan 2020 with Z1=10 Jan 2020 then "Working Days" would be 14 (unless Public Holidays are included) so it would add 14, but I suspect you may want to calculate the Working Days off as 8.

queysoft.xlsx
ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
1StartEndDaysWorking DaysStartEndDaysWorking DaysStartEndDaysWorking DaysStartEndDaysWorking DaysStartEndDaysWorking DaysLast 6 Months Working Days Off since 01-Jan-2001-Jan-20
220-Jul-2030-Jul-2010920-May-2130-May-2110720-Jul-2030-Jul-2010901-Jan-1902-Jan-191201-Jan-1902-Jan-191225
Sheet1 (2)
Cell Formulas
RangeFormula
U1U1="Last 6 Months Working Days Off since "&TEXT(\$Z\$1,"dd-mmm-yy")
U2U2=SUMIFS(D2,A2,">="&EDATE(\$Z\$1,-6),B2,">="&EDATE(\$Z\$1,-6))+SUMIFS(H2,E2,">="&EDATE(\$Z\$1,-6),F2,">="&EDATE(\$Z\$1,-6))+SUMIFS(L2,I2,">="&EDATE(\$Z\$1,-6),J2,">="&EDATE(\$Z\$1,-6))+SUMIFS(P2,M2,">="&EDATE(\$Z\$1,-6),N2,">="&EDATE(\$Z\$1,-6))+SUMIFS(T2,Q2,">="&EDATE(\$Z\$1,-6),R2,">="&EDATE(\$Z\$1,-6))

#### queysoft

##### New Member
Ah yes - what I mean is for the 2nd formula, we only need to look at a 6 month range but instead of the 6 month range being from Today() it needs to be from the date in cell Z1. So i tried to switch out the reference in the original formula from Today() to the value in cell Z1 - but it didn't want to know.......

#### queysoft

##### New Member
Just read this new reply - let me tinker with this and have a look see.......Thank you - I was sort of close but i think i got my quotes incorrect.......

#### queysoft

##### New Member
Great news - all sorted and works. Thank you again for the advice.......... Have a great weekend ahead. Mark.

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