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    Counta array is producing number that is wrong (not sure why)

    Greetings (and my apologies in advance if I don't describe this well),

    I have a large dataset with multiple sheets. The SUMMARY sheet pulls from a table on the WORKING sheet. I need to summary counts from a column comprised of blanks and numbers here's the formula:

    =COUNTA(IF(Working!$A:$A=Summary!$A2,Working!L:L))

    Summary counts are based on referenced cells from SUMMARY column A [categorical data] matching WORKING column A, and blanks and numerical cells in WORKING column L.

    When I perform the array I receive: 1048576 (this is the count of the entire row list, even though my data stops at row 2042)

    However when I manually count (using filters) the column of data for the reference category it should be: 2

    So my question is: How can I get a valid count without doing manually manipulation? Thanks!

    PS I cannot upload this dataset due to sensitive information.

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    Re: Counta array is producing number that is wrong (not sure why)

    Are you trying to count how many Summary A2's are in Working A:A or Working L;L, or both?

    Try:

    =COUNTIF(Working!$A:$A,Summary!$A2)
    Or

    =COUNTIF(Working!L:L,Summary!$A2)



    bot Both

    SUM(COUNTIF(Working!L:L,Summary!$A2),COUNTIF(Working!$A:$A,Summary!$A2)
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    Re: Counta array is producing number that is wrong (not sure why)

    Let's say Summary A2 = Boat, Working column A contains all categories for with Boat is one. I want only rows with Boat from Working column A and then the count of data in Working column L that corresponds to that row.

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