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How do I include a substring search in an Excel 2010 COUNTIFS formula.

Hi All,

I'm trying to include a text search as one of the criteria in an Excel COUNTIFS function.

If I have the following formula.......

=COUNTIFS($B:$B,$E3,$C:$C,F$2)

.....I want to replace F$2 with a search within the cell text for a specific substring.

For example, if cell F$2 contains the substring 'Error1' then the count will be incremented by 1.

I've attached a copy of my workbook.

Many thanks
Toco
Tests-and-Summary.xlsx
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NBVCCommented:
Try with wildcards....

=COUNTIFS($B:$B,$E3,$C:$C,"*"&F$2&"*")
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Shanan212Commented:
=COUNTIFS($B:$B,$E3,$C:$C,"*Error1*")
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SteveCommented:
For multiple :

=SUM(COUNTIFS($B:$B,$E3,$C:$C,{"*Error1*","*Error2*"}))
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TocogroupAuthor Commented:
Thanks NB_VC. Your solution was the first.

One thing though, if I change the condition range from C:C to C2:C200, or to span TWO columns such as C:D then it returns a #VALUE error.

Any ideas ?
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SteveCommented:
You cannot span two columns for a single criteria range.

all criteria ranges should be the same size:
=COUNTIFS($B$2:$B$200,$E3,$C$2:$C$200,"*"&F$2&"*")
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NBVCCommented:
If you want to span 2 columns, you can add 2 separate COUNTIFS together

=COUNTIFS($B$2:$B$200,$E3,$C$2:$C$200,"*"&F$2&"*") +COUNTIFS($B$2:$B$200,$E3,$D$2:$D$200,"*"&F$2&"*")

or use SUMPRODUCT like this:

=SUMPRODUCT(($B$2:$B$200=$E3)*(ISNUMBER(SEARCH(F$2,$C$2:$D$200))))
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TocogroupAuthor Commented:
Many thanks NB_VC.
That was just the job.
Regards
Toco
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