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    Counting Specific words in a column

    Hi,

    I have no doubt this is something really simple however it has me stumped,

    I have two sheets one with a list containing 3 different words and on another page a section which is a summary.

    How can I make the count but also keep it dynamic so if more cells were added it would keep toting it up.

    I have enclosed a sample below

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    Re: Counting Specific words in a column

    tRY:

    =COUNTIF(Sheet1!D:D,C4)

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    Re: Counting Specific words in a column

    Ideally would need

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    As a summary

    Sorry for being ignorant about this.

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    Re: Counting Specific words in a column

    Can you explain why?

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    Re: Counting Specific words in a column

    This is 1 column of 15 which contains sales data, the data is broken up into diffrent catagories one of which is their status.

    The document is huge and i wanted to make page 1 a bit of an interface with quick easy to read referances to the rest of the document.

    So in this small part I want at a glance to be able to see exactly how many accounts are active (live) how many are ongoing and how many are closed.

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    Re: Counting Specific words in a column

    I understand that, but with the sample list you supplied how do you get the numbers you are expecting, rather than the numbers my formulae are giving...

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    Re: Counting Specific words in a column

    it was just an example with those numbers. I tried usuing your formula in a number of ways but i only got 0's coming up. is there any chance you could attach it to the spreadsheet?

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    Re: Counting Specific words in a column

    See attached.
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    Re: Counting Specific words in a column

    Okay that works perfectly thank-you so much for your help

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