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    Using Countif formula on cells that have a Left formula

    Hi,
    I'm trying to count specific value occurrences but the countif function isn't returning any values because the cells that it's counting has a Left formula.

    Is there a way to use the countif function without having to copy and paste values?

    See my attachment

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    Re: Using Countif formula on cells that have a Left formula

    in C4 enter =VALUE(LEFT(B4,2)) then drag it down.

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    Re: Using Countif formula on cells that have a Left formula

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    Re: Using Countif formula on cells that have a Left formula

    Change your LEFT formula from:

    =LEFT(B4,2)

    To:

    =--LEFT(B4,2)

    Copy down, then your other COUNTIF formula will return the correct result.

    The LEFT function is a text function and returns a TEXT value even though it may look like a number. Using the double unary minus -- is one way to convert a text number into a numeric number.
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    Re: Using Countif formula on cells that have a Left formula

    Is it possible to enter an IF statement within the =VALUE(LEFT(INPUT!M53,2)) formula that says if there is a cell with "No Value" it puts in 0 (Zero)?

    Sometimes there are numbers and sometimes there are "No Value" text.

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    Re: Using Countif formula on cells that have a Left formula

    Like this...

    =IF(INPUT!M53="No Value",0,--LEFT(INPUT!M53,2))

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    Re: Using Countif formula on cells that have a Left formula

    Hi,
    I'm having a tough time incorporating 2 IF statements. Below are the two formulas I want to combine into one.

    =IF(C12="No Value","n/a",--LEFT(C12,2))

    =IF(B12="Rep 1",LEFT(C12,2),0)

    If you see my attachment for example: 2.

    Thanks,
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    Re: Using Countif formula on cells that have a Left formula

    Maybe this...

    =IF(C12="No Value","n/a",IF(B12="rep 1",--LEFT(C12,2),0))

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    Re: Using Countif formula on cells that have a Left formula

    Hi,
    The formula works but it reads the first IF statement and places a value in the cell and seems to ignore the second IF statement if the first IF statement is true.

    Can you see my attached example? The highlighted cells are incorrect. I would like them to say (-1) instead of "n/a". If anything, the second IF statement should be meet first and then the second IF statement should come into play. I tried swapping the order of the formula but it creates an error message.

    Thanks for any help with this.

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    Re: Using Countif formula on cells that have a Left formula

    Try this...

    Entered in D4:

    =IF($B4=D$1,IF($C4="No Value","n/a",--LEFT($C4,2)),-1)

    Copy across to F4 then down.

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    Re: Using Countif formula on cells that have a Left formula

    Thanks for all your help! Works great!

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    Re: Using Countif formula on cells that have a Left formula

    You're welcome. Thanks for the feedback!

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