countif cell contains a specific number

ivanastaylor

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I have data that has more than one number in a cell - separated by a comma. i.e. 23,2

I want to count how many times 2 occurs either alone in a cell or as part of a cell that contains a 2 separated by a comma.

I've tried
=countif(range, 2)
=countif(range, *2*)

and didn't get anywhere - any assistance?
 

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Jon von der Heyden

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Welcome to the board :biggrin:

Maybe:

=SUMPRODUCT(--ISNUMBER(FIND(",2",range)))

Regards
Jon
 
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ADAMC

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How about:
=COUNTIF(A:A,"**,2")
 
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barry houdini

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...but I don't think either of those will count a single 2 in a cell....if range is A1:A10 try

=SUMPRODUCT(--ISNUMBER(FIND(",2,",","&A1:A10&",")))
 
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Aladin Akyurek

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I have data that has more than one number in a cell - separated by a comma. i.e. 23,2

I want to count how many times 2 occurs either alone in a cell or as part of a cell that contains a 2 separated by a comma.

I've tried
=countif(range, 2)
=countif(range, *2*)

and didn't get anywhere - any assistance?

C2: 2

A2:A4, the range of interest.

D2:

=SUMPRODUCT(LEN(","&$A$2:$A$4&",")-LEN(SUBSTITUTE(","&$A$2:$A$4&",",","&C2&",","")))/(LEN(C2)+2)
 
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Jon von der Heyden

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Hi Aladin et Barry

I notice that this works but I don't understand why. What is the purpose of the "," ?

Jon
 
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