Countif among filtered data

Posted on 2013-05-13
Last Modified: 2013-05-15

I have a filtered set of data. I want to use

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on a column to find the number of occurances of a specific data. (how many times a name appears within a filtered month)

However, it is giving me an error.

How can I go on to do this?

Question by:Shanan212
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NBVC earned 150 total points
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Have you tried like this... assigning to a variable

Var = Application.CountIf(Range("A1:A100"), "Johnny")

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Msgbox Application.CountIf(Range("A1:A100"), "Johnny")

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Hi NB,

Yes I did. It returns an error for filtered rows. That is (eg) when only A15, A22, A99 is visible (even though Jonny is on A22)

I only want it to return results from visible cells only.
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I am more of a formula person... so not sure what best way would be with VBA, but a formula to count a filtered list based on a condition would be something like:


counts number of "Johnny" in column B when filtering column A.

Not sure if you want to adapt that to VBA and application functions...
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byundt earned 250 total points
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You might consider looping through the visible cells in your range and testing them for the value:
Sub FilteredCellCounter()
Dim cel As Range, rg As Range
Dim i As Long
Set rg = Selection
If rg.Cells.Count = 1 Then Set rg = Intersect(rg.EntireColumn, rg.Worksheet.UsedRange)
Set rg = rg.SpecialCells(xlCellTypeVisible)
If Not rg Is Nothing Then
    For Each cel In rg.Cells
        If cel.Value = "Johnny" Then i = i + 1
End If
MsgBox i
End Sub

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by:Rob Henson
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Slightly less complicated than SUMPRODUCT, use:


The # can be changed to several options from 1 to 11 and 101 to 111.

The help file gives the meaning of each but 2 or 3 and 102 or 103 use the COUNT and COUNTA functions.

Interpreting the help remarks:

1 to 11 include rows hidden by formatting but excludes rows hidden by filter.
101 to 111 excludes rows hidden by formatting and rows hidden by filter.

Rob H
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by:Rob Henson
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That assumes that the column is already filtered to the value that you are counting.

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My assumption was that Shanon212 wanted to count only a certain name (e.g. only the number of times "Johnny" appears)  after filtering.  The SUBTOTAL() function on its own will count all rows after filtering.
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by:Rob Henson
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Hence my second comment!
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