# Converting COUNTIFS to Excel 2003

1. ## Converting COUNTIFS to Excel 2003

Hi,

I have the following excel formula:
=LOWER(IF((\$H2&":"&\$M2&":"&\$N2&":"&TEXT(COUNTIFS(\$H2:\$H\$2,\$H2,\$M2:\$M\$2,\$M2,\$N2:\$N\$2,\$N2),"0000"))=":::0000","",\$H2&":"&\$M2&":"&\$N2&":"&TEXT(COUNTIFS(\$H2:\$H\$2,\$H2,\$M2:\$M\$2,\$M2,\$N2:\$N\$2,\$N2),"0000")))

I need to convert the COUNTIFS into something that is Excel 2003 friendly. Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks,
John

2. ## Re: Converting COUNTIFS to Excel 2003

To replicate COUNTIFS/SUMIFS pre2007 you're generally looking at SUMPRODUCT which is not as efficient unfortunately, ie instead of:

TEXT(COUNTIFS(\$H2:\$H\$2,\$H2,\$M2:\$M\$2,\$M2,\$N2:\$N\$2,\$N2),"0000")

you would use

TEXT(SUMPRODUCT(--(\$H\$2:\$H2=\$H2),--(\$M\$2:\$M2=\$M2),--(\$N\$2:\$N2=\$N2)),"0000")

(note re: above I changed your absolute references - don't really make a lot of sense in the example if formula to be copied down - presumably a typo ?)

you would be IMO at least be best served concatenating H,M & N into one string so you can just use COUNTIF, ie

Z2: \$H2&\$M2&\$N2
copied down

Then instead of SUMPRODUCT/COUNTIFS you can use

TEXT(COUNTIF(\$Z\$2:\$Z2,\$Z2),"0000")

which would be on a par with COUNTIFS performance wise.

3. ## Re: Converting COUNTIFS to Excel 2003

Perfect, thanks for the help!!

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