# Countif Multiple Criteria Met in Same Row

#### MattDexx

##### New Member
Hello, I'd greatly appreciate your help solving this issue. I'm running Excel 2012 on MS 365

I have a large data set pulled from a registration system that includes, among other things, separate columns for last names and first names of those who have registered. On a different tab, I've hand-coded in a small number of specific names (with last names and corresponding first names in separate columns) with a third column that would indicate either "yes" or "no" (yes indicating that they have registered and no indicating that they haven't).

I've done a two criteria Countif, but I've realized that it replies "yes" if either the last name or the first name appears in the registration data. For example, if I'm trying to determine if Smith John has registered, the Countif will produce a "yes" if a Smith Eric and a Gonzalez John have registered even if a Smith John hasn't. I need it to only reply "yes" if it meets the criteria of Smith John on the same row of the data set.

Any help would be tremendously appreciated. THANK YOU!

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#### BenMiller

##### Well-known Member
With your raw data on Sheet1, last name in column A and first name in B - and on Sheet 2 it's the same setup, try this:

=IF(SUMPRODUCT((Sheet1!A:A=A1)*(Sheet1!B:B=B1))=0,"No","Yes")

#### Fluff

##### MrExcel MVP, Moderator
Hi & welcome to MrExcel.
Excel Formula:
``=IF(COUNTIFS(A:A,F2,B:B,G2),"yes","No")``
where F2 & G2 hold the names

#### MattDexx

##### New Member
With your raw data on Sheet1, last name in column A and first name in B - and on Sheet 2 it's the same setup, try this:

=IF(SUMPRODUCT((Sheet1!A:A=A1)*(Sheet1!B:B=B1))=0,"No","Yes")
Huge thank you!! Both worked. Really appreciate how quickly you responded!

#### Fluff

##### MrExcel MVP, Moderator
Glad we could help & thanks for the feedback.

I would recommend against using whole column references with sumproduct, as it can slow your workbook down considerably.

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