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In excel I am trying to calculate a number of tests that have passed (but only if they have a relevant test step).  IE- a count function based on two columns.

So, there are 2 columns – one displays test steps (some of these are blank), and another column showing if the test step has passed ( or not)

 I have been trying the countifs and counta functions but can not get it to return a figure only if both conditions are met i.e. test step is not blank and it has a “pass” status

any ideas?
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by:Saqib Husain, Syed
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Can you upload a small sample file?
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Try
=countifs(A:A,"<>",B:B,"pass")
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by:Patrick Matthews
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Another alternative would be a PivotTable, using count as the aggregation method.

The nice thing about a PivotTable is that it allows you to get the counts for all of your combinations.
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Thank-you.
Just what I wanted.
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