# COUNTIFS / COUNT combined?

#### ko1967

##### New Member
I have 2 columns. Column A contains dates. Column B contains a formula that populates a value based on other criteria. Once the criteria in the formula and a value is present in column B I cut/paste the value into the same cell so that column B contains a bunch of formulas or values (i.e. numbers).

I want to count the number instances where column A is between two dates and column B contains a number. The first part is easy.

COUNTIFS(a1:a999,a1:a999,"<"&X,a1:a999">"&Y) ... where x and y are valid dates.

The problem I'm encountering is when I try to add another argument to the above COUNTIFS (i.e. ,b1:b999,"<>" because the non number cells contain a formula) or (,b1:b999,"<0" because the number could be any number including ).

What I really want is to use COUNT with more if arguments.

Thanks to anyone who can solve my challenge.

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#### Tetra201

##### MrExcel MVP
Will this work for you?

=SUMPRODUCT(--(\$A\$1:\$A\$999>Y1),--(\$A\$1:\$A\$999 < X1),--ISNUMBER(\$B\$1:\$B\$999))<x1),--isnumber(\$b\$1:\$b\$999))< html=""></x1),--isnumber(\$b\$1:\$b\$999))<>

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#### ko1967

##### New Member
Winner winner chicken dinner. That worked Tetra. Thanks so much. I need to keep in mind sumproduct when I want complex counting.

#### Tetra201

You are welcome.

##### MrExcel MVP
Using a well-known constant of Excel, we can reasonably duplicate an array-processing approach with COUNTIFS...

=COUNTIFS(\$A\$1:\$A\$999,">"&Y1,\$A\$1:\$A\$999,"<"&\$X\$1,\$B\$1:\$B\$999,"<="&9.99E+307)

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