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    Countif using an indirect in the criteria

    Hi folks

    I need a countif formula that will coiunt the number of words in a given range that contain a certain letter.

    The letter changes so i wanted to use an INDIRECT function so that i could amend the letter and the count would then change its criteria.

    =COUNTIF(A1:A5,"*"&INDIRECT(B1)&"*")

    that was my attempt?

    hope thats clear enough.
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    I think you don't need the Indirect() part...

    =COUNTIF(A1:A5,"*"&B1&"*") should do it.
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    Talking Doh

    Yet again i try an over complicate it because i can't see the wood from the tree's

    Cheers Bud

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