# COUNTIFS function

## Contents

## COUNTIFS function

Returns the count of rows or columns that meet criteria in multiple ranges.

### Syntax

`COUNTIFS(Range1; Criterion1 [; Range2; Criterion2 [; ...]])`

**Range1** – required argument. It is a range of cells, a name of a named range or a label of a column or a row containing values for counting and finding the corresponding criterion.

**Criterion1** – required argument. A condition in the form of expression or a cell reference to expression that defines what cells should be used for counting. The expression can contain text, numbers, regular expressions (if enabled in calculation options) or wildcards (if enabled in calculation options).

**Range2** – Optional. Range2 and all the following mean the same as Range1.

**Criterion2** – Optional. Criterion2 and all the following mean the same as Criterion1.

This function is part of the Open Document Format for Office Applications (OpenDocument) standard Version 1.2. (ISO/IEC 26300:2-2015) |

If a cell contains TRUE, it is treated as 1, if a cell contains FALSE – as 0 (zero). If ranges for arguments |

### Examples

#### Consider the following table

A | B | C | |
---|---|---|---|

1 | Product Name | Sales | Revenue |

2 | pencil | 20 | 65 |

3 | pen | 35 | 85 |

4 | notebook | 20 | 190 |

5 | book | 17 | 180 |

6 | pencil-case | not | not |

#### Simple usage

`=COUNTIFS(B2:B6;">=20")`

Counts the amount of rows of the range B2:B6 with values greater than or equal to 20. Returns 3, because the fifth and the sixth rows do not meet the criterion.

`=COUNTIFS(B2:B6;">=20";C2:C6;">70")`

Counts the amount of rows that contain simultaneously values greater than 70 in the C2:C6 range and values greater than or equal to 20 in the B2:B6 range. Returns 2, because the second, the fifth and the sixth rows do not meet at least one criterion.

#### Using regular expressions and nested functions

`=COUNTIFS(B2:B6;"[:alpha:]*")`

Counts the amount of rows of the B2:B6 range that contain only alphabet symbols. Returns 1, because only sixth row meets the criterion.

`=COUNTIFS(B2:B6;">"&MIN(B2:B6);B2:B6;"<"&MAX(B2:B6))`

Counts the amount of rows of the B2:B6 range excluding rows with minimum and maximum values of this range. Returns 2, because the third, the fifth and the sixth rows do not meet at least one criterion.

`=COUNTIFS(A2:A6;"pen.*";B2:B6;"<"&MAX(B2:B6))`

Counts the amount of rows that correspond to all cells of the A2:A6 range starting with "pen" and to all cells of the B2:B6 range with exception of its maximum. Returns 1, because only second row meets all criteria.

#### Reference to a cell as a criterion

If you need to change a criterion easily, you may want to specify it in a separate cell and use a reference to this cell in the condition of the COUNTIFS function. For example, the above function can be rewritten as follows:

`=COUNTIFS(A2:A6;E2&".*";B2:B6;"<"&MAX(B2:B6))`

If E2 = pen, the function returns 1, because the link to the cell is substituted with its content and it works as a function above.

## Related Topics

COUNT, COUNTIF, COUNTA, SUMIFS

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