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    Count number of cells that contain red, blue or red and blue

    SS example:

    Red
    Green
    Red, Blue, Green
    Green, Red
    Blue
    Green

    I need a function that will return the number of cells that contain red, blue, OR red and blue.

    So the result of the function in this case would be 4.

    The COUNTIF(data,"*red*")+COUNTIF(data,"*blue*") function that I am using returns 5, because that is how many times the two words appear. I only want it to count the cell that contains both words once.

    Help would be greatly appreciated!

    Thanks
    Kelly

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    Re: Count number of cells that contain red, blue or red and blue

    Try this...

    With your data in the range A2:A7...

    Use cells to hold the criteria. These cells must be a horizontal array.

    C2 = Red
    D2 = Blue

    Then:

    =SUMPRODUCT(--(MMULT(--(ISNUMBER(SEARCH(C2:D2,A2:A7))),{1;1})>0))
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    Re: Count number of cells that contain red, blue or red and blue

    Getting #VALUE!

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    Re: Count number of cells that contain red, blue or red and blue

    Here's a small sample file that demonstrates this.

    kjshearon.xlsx

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