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    formula that counts

    hello all
    im having trouble trying to get a formula that can count

    in sheet 2 cell g16 i need it to count how many times "horse racing" appears in sheet 1 column m and also for it to count how many "y" are in column g of sheet 1 and return something like

    4 from 4
    this example is taken from the attached sheet

    basically it needs to count the yesses in column g that correspond to the horse racing in column n

    so there could be 7 instances of horse racing ( 4 in this example ) and count the y's in column g which could be 2 ( 4 in this example )

    thanks to anyone who can help
    would like to say thanks to nbvc for his previous help
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    Try:

    =SUMPRODUCT((Sheet1!$M$2:$M$25=TRIM($F$16))*(Sheet1!$G$2:$G$25="y"))

    BTW: You must be careful about extra spaces... the text in F16 has an extra space at the end.. hence the use of my TRIM() function..but it shouldn't be required because your text should be consistently void of extra spacing... It will definitely cause you less heartache when creating formulas...
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    hi nbvc thanks for your help it really is appreciated

    it doesnt produce the correct output

    yesses from qty
    ie column m ( lets use horse racing )
    4 horse racing in column n
    and there are 4 "y" in column g that correspond to horse racing in column n
    therefore out put into sheet 2 cell g16 should be
    "4 from 4" without the quotes

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    Maybe you mean?

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    EDIT: ...or perhaps the other way around

    =SUMPRODUCT(--(Sheet1!$M$2:$M$25=TRIM($F16)),--(Sheet1!$G$2:$G$25="Y"))&" from "&COUNTIF(Sheet1!$M$2:$M$25,TRIM($F16))

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    Apologies NBVC -- your post wasn't here when I composed...

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    Quote Originally Posted by DonkeyOte View Post
    EDIT: ...or perhaps the other way around

    =SUMPRODUCT(--(Sheet1!$M$2:$M$25=TRIM($F16)),--(Sheet1!$G$2:$G$25="Y"))&" from "&COUNTIF(Sheet1!$M$2:$M$25,TRIM($F16))

    (wins from count)

    Apologies NBVC -- your post wasn't here when I composed...
    No problem...

    Actually, I think I have them reversed and yours is probably the way the OP wants it... 4 from 4 wasn't a great example for testing... ;(

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    superb as ever donkeyote and nbvc thank you

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