COUNTIFs from two columns

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I am trying to count the number of dates that are greater than the corresponding date in the same row. I tried a COUNTIF but it is just looking if the date is great than any of the dates, so its not working. Here is the formula: =COUNTIFS( Date_Due_To_HQ,">"& Sent_By_Tertiary)

So if the date in Date_Due_To_HQ is greater than the corresponding date in Sent_By-Tertiary then I want it counted. Any help would be much appreciated!
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Technical Development Lead

Commented:
You need something like.....

=countif(A1:A20,">"&B1)

That assumes your column A has date values in cells A1 through A20 that you want to check against and that your cell B1 has the date you want to compare with
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Commented:
You can't do that very easily with COUNTIFS - try SUMPRODUCT, i.e.

=SUMPRODUCT((Date_Due_To_HQ>Sent_By_Tertiary)+0)

regards, barry

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Neither gave me the solution... What I am trying to do is compare the sent date to the date due to determine if they are late, and if its late I want to count them.  The due date is variable in each row.
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Commented:
Then add a column? =if(Date_Due_To_HQ>Sent_By_Tertiary,1,0)
And at the bottom of it do a sum!
Most Valuable Expert 2013
Commented:
The formula I suggested should work if your ranges are the same size. I names A2:A10 as Date_Due_To_HQ and B2:B10 as Sent_By_Tertiary
and then used the formula I suggested above, i.e.

=SUMPRODUCT((Date_Due_To_HQ>Sent_By_Tertiary)+0)

See E2 on the attached

Note that that counts based on what you suggested in your question, i.e. "So if the date in Date_Due_To_HQ is greater than the corresponding date in Sent_By-Tertiary then I want it counted". Your subsequent reply seems to suggest that might need to be the other way round....if so then swap the > for <

regards, barry
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