Summary

COUNTIF formula counts the number of occurrences of a value in a column (data range).

Syntax

=COUNTIF(“range”,”value”)

In the example below, the formula in cell E2 is =COUNTIF(A2:A7,”T-shirts”) which returns the value 2 as “T-shirts” occurs twice in the range A2:A7. Notes:

• COUNTIF is not case sensitive.
• COUNTIF can reference:
• a number: =COUNTIF(C2:C7,10) returns 1
• a string: =COUNTIF(A2:A7,”Shorts”) returns 2
• a cell reference: =COUNTIF(A2:A7,A3) matches to Sandals and returns 2
• a math operator: =COUNTIF(C2:C7,”>6″) returns 3
• multiple wild characters: =COUNTIF(A2:A7,”S*”) matches to Sandals and Shorts and therefore returns 4 [where * denotes zero, one or multiple characters]
• single wild characters: =COUNTIF(A2:A7,”*sh?rts”) matches to T-shirts and Shorts and therefore returns 4 [where ? denotes a single character]

Using mapflo with COUNTIF

If you like Excel then you’ll love mapflo. mapflo puts data through a flow. It’s easy to add a column that is COUNTIF using the Rank & Partition Node. Using the same Rank & Partition Node you can RANK, SUMIF, AVG, MINIMUM AND MAXIMUM. No copying down formulas; no worrying about change in dataset size.