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Need formula to count how many times a specific name is entered in a column

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    Need formula to count how many times a specific name is entered in a column

    Thanks in advance for reading my request.

    Ive got a worksheet that Lists champions in a Fantasy fighting league, id like a formula to count how many times a certain fighter has won a specific belt.
    on a seperate worksheet Im counting the number of titles in a statistical breakdown.

    All champions are listed in a single column I.E. Column A

    A2 John Smith
    A3 Jack Sullivan
    A4 Mike Jones
    A5 John Smith
    A6 Tim Owens
    A7 John Smith

    So John Smith has 3 Title wins, I like a formula to show the number 3 in the corresponding cell.

    Thanks again.

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    Re: Need formula to count how many times a specific name is entered in a column

    In B2 cell

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    Re: Need formula to count how many times a specific name is entered in a column

    hi JoeBlakkk, try:
    =COUNTIF(A2:A7,"John Smith")

    you can also use a cell reference to replace the red portion.

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    Re: Need formula to count how many times a specific name is entered in a column

    Thanks for the quick reply guys.
    If I did want to use a cell reference from a different tab (Tab = Title 1, and Cell A4)
    how would I enter it?

    =COUNTIF('Title 1'!B:B,"A4")??
    Doesnt seem to work, although if I type the name directly it does work.

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    Re: Need formula to count how many times a specific name is entered in a column

    Nevermind I got it.

    Thanks again! it works better than I had hoped.

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