This section provides simple examples for how to use the
COUNTIFA functions. These functions include the following:
COUNTIF- Count the number of values within a group that meet a specific condition. See COUNTIF Function.
COUNTAIF- Count the number of non-null values within a group that meet a specific condition. See COUNTAIF Function.
The following data identifies sales figures by salespeople for a week:
You are interested in the count of dates during the week when each salesperson sold less than 50 units, not factoring the weekend. First, you try the following:
You notice, however, that the blank values, when employees were sick or had vacation, are being counted. Additionally, this step does not filter out the weekend. You must identify the weekend days using the
DayOfWeek > 5, then it is a weekend date. For further precision, you can use the
COUNTAIF function to remove the nulls:
The above counts the non-null values in
Sales when the day of the week is not a weekend day, as grouped by individual employee.