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    Caculating Semi Colon in Range

    Hi All,

    Good Evening. I need help to calculate the semicolon count in a range. The array contains data which is separated by a semicolon.

    Column A

    A;C;D
    A;C
    A;D;F;G;R
    A;E;F
    A;F;G;H;Y;T
    A;G;T;Y;U

    I want to calculate how many cells has more than 2 semicolons in a range. For the above example, the answer would be 3. I have tried this "=SUMPRODUCT(LEN(A:A)-LEN(SUBSTITUTE(A:A,";","")))" formula. but I don't know how to include the countif formula in this. Thanks in advance!
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    Re: Caculating Semi Colon in Range

    I am not sure but:
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    Re: Caculating Semi Colon in Range

    Hi try this:

    =SUMPRODUCT(--(LEN($A$2:$A$7)-LEN(SUBSTITUTE(A2:A7,";",""))=2))

    Don't use whole column ranges with SP. It can get slow...
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    Re: Caculating Semi Colon in Range

    Oops. Mine should be

    =SUMPRODUCT(--(LEN($A$2:$A$7)-LEN(SUBSTITUTE(A2:A7,";",""))>2))

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    Re: Caculating Semi Colon in Range

    Thanks for your reply, Kokosek. It works fine as I expected. It will be more useful for me to learn if it is with sumproduct formula.

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    Re: Caculating Semi Colon in Range

    EDIT: delete. 1st Glenn's formula counted incorrectly.
    I don't see the point to use SUMPRODUCT if COUNT do the job but its your choice
    Last edited by KOKOSEK; 09-19-2019 at 07:01 AM.

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    Re: Caculating Semi Colon in Range

    Great Glenn. Thanks for your valuable time. You made my day.

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