# Easy head scratcher...countif one column if another column does NOT contain a certain word

#### Excel Hopeful

##### Board Regular
Column
A B
Alex Complete
Alex Wip
Alex Complete
Jenny Wip
Jenny Wip
Jenny Complete
Alex Open

Looking for a cell to count number of "Alex's" in column if column B is NOT Complete. It this situation, it should return 2.

Thank you

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#### Aladin Akyurek

##### MrExcel MVP
Column
A B
Alex Complete
Alex Wip
Alex Complete
Jenny Wip
Jenny Wip
Jenny Complete
Alex Open

Looking for a cell to count number of "Alex's" in column if column B is NOT Complete. It this situation, it should return 2.

Thank you

One of...

=COUNTIFS(\$A\$2:\$A\$8,"Alex",\$B\$2:\$B\$8,"<>Complete")

=SUMPRODUCT(--(\$A\$2:\$A\$8="Alex"),1-(\$B\$2:\$B\$8="Complete"))

#### Marcelo Branco

##### MrExcel MVP
Excel 2007 or higher
=COUNTIFS(A:A,"Alex",B:B,"<>Complete")

Excel 2003
=SUMPRODUCT(--(A2:A100="Alex"),--(B2:B100<>"Complete"))

M.

#### Excel Hopeful

##### Board Regular
One of...

=COUNTIFS(\$A\$2:\$A\$8,"Alex",\$B\$2:\$B\$8,"<>Complete")

=SUMPRODUCT(--(\$A\$2:\$A\$8="Alex"),1-(\$B\$2:\$B\$8="Complete"))

Thank You Aladin, works perfect....

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