Solved

Meaning of excel formula

Posted on 2011-09-30
8
221 Views
Last Modified: 2012-08-14
Can someone please tell me what is following formula doing?

=COUNTIF('\\path of excel file (hidden) '!G4:G82, "=Career Fair")

I have also attached the image with path hidden.

Any help would be highly appreciated.
excel-question.PNG
0
Comment
Question by:KoolAsIce
  • 4
  • 3
8 Comments
 
LVL 12

Accepted Solution

by:
kgerb earned 500 total points
ID: 36894051
If any of the cells from G4 to G82 in the external excel file equals the words "Career Fair" it will include that cell in the total count

Kyle
0
 

Author Comment

by:KoolAsIce
ID: 36894063
hi Kyle,

Thanks for your reply!

That's what I thought too, but I got blown away by the use of ! mark. Could you please tell me why is there an exclamation mark in the range? Im a excel newbie ;)

Thanks,
Prem
0
 
LVL 70

Expert Comment

by:KCTS
ID: 36894065
Its counting how many of the cells in the range G4:G82 in the file have 'Career Fair' in them
 
0
Networking for the Cloud Era

Join Microsoft and Riverbed for a discussion and demonstration of enhancements to SteelConnect:
-One-click orchestration and cloud connectivity in Azure environments
-Tight integration of SD-WAN and WAN optimization capabilities
-Scalability and resiliency equal to a data center

 
LVL 12

Expert Comment

by:kgerb
ID: 36894070
so...essentially it's totaling the number of cells which contain the words "Career Fair".

Kyle
0
 

Author Comment

by:KoolAsIce
ID: 36894079
Thanks Kyle! I really appreciate for your quick help!
0
 
LVL 12

Expert Comment

by:kgerb
ID: 36894080
The exclamation point is used when referencing other sheets.  For example if I want to add cells A1 and B1 on sheet2 then I would do =Sheet2!A1 + Sheet2!B1.  make sense?

Kyle
0
 
LVL 12

Expert Comment

by:kgerb
ID: 36894101
You're welcome:)
0
 

Author Comment

by:KoolAsIce
ID: 36894103
totally makes sense :) Once again thanks Kyle!
0

Featured Post

Active Directory Webinar

We all know we need to protect and secure our privileges, but where to start? Join Experts Exchange and ManageEngine on Tuesday, April 11, 2017 10:00 AM PDT to learn how to track and secure privileged users in Active Directory.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

No matter the version of Windows you are using, you may have some problems with Windows Search running too slow or possibly not running at all. Before jumping into how you can solve this issue, just know there are many other viable alternative deskt…
Recently Microsoft released a brand new function called CONCAT. It's supposed to replace its predecessor CONCATENATE. But how does it work? And what's new? In this article, we take a closer look at all of this - we even included an exercise file for…
This Micro Tutorial demonstrate the bugs in Microsoft Excel for Mac with Pivot Charts.
This Micro Tutorial will demonstrate in Microsoft Excel how to add style and sexy appeal to horizontal bar charts.

828 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question