Right first things first I am using Excel 200 on windows xp.

Can anybody tell me if you can do a countif function using a wildcard as I cannot seem to get this to work?

I can use the countif function over two columns fine with the exact values but cannot work out how to use this with text values and a wild card.

Column A = Description Column B = Status

I want to know how many cells equal a description begginging with 'TVI - ?????????' and equal to a particular status (column B), so column A is where I am trying to use the wildcard with text values.

Please Help :wink: