The COUNTIFS function is one of the statistical functions. It is used to count the number of the selected cells based on multiple criteria.
The COUNTIFS function syntax is:
COUNTIFS(criteria-range-1, criteria-1, [criteria-range-2, criteria-2], ...)
criteria-range-1 is the first selected range of cells to apply the criteria-1 to. It is a required argument.
criteria-1 is the first condition that must be met. It is applied to the criteria-range-1 and used to determine the cells in the criteria-range-1 to count. It can be a value entered manually or included into the cell you make reference to. It is a required argument.
criteria-range-2, criteria-2, ... are additional ranges of cells and their corresponding criteria. These arguments are optional. You can add up to 127 ranges and corresponding criteria.
Note: you can use wildcard characters when specifying criteria. The question mark "?" can replace any single character and the asterisk "*" can be used instead of any number of characters. If you want to find a question mark or asterisk, type a tilde (~) before the character.
To apply the COUNTIFS function,
- select the cell where you wish to display the result,
- click the Insert function icon situated at the top toolbar,
or right-click within a selected cell and select the Insert Function option from the menu,
or click the icon situated at the formula bar,
- select the Statistical function group from the list,
- click the COUNTIFS function,
- enter the required arguments separating them by commas,
- press the Enter button.
The result will be displayed in the selected cell.
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