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Hi Experts,

Something that should be simple but I am struggling with :-)

I have in column A a list of names
I have in column B another list of other names

I want to count how many times the same names appear in column B when it matches a name in column A

added an excel in order to clarify

Hope that is clear enough

Thx in advance !
David
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You can use COUNTIFS:
=COUNTIFS($A$1:$A$17,"David",$B$1:$B$17,"C")

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COUNTIFS should work out.  Check the attached sheet.
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If you list David and Robert in A25:A26 and list C and D in B24:C24, then use formula:

=COUNTIFS($A$1:$A$17,$A25,$B$1:$B$17,B$24)

copied to next column and down.

Alternatively, You can also add headers to the list and create a Pivot Table that will do the same summary quicker.
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Nice but how to make it work on a whole column? Not A1:A4 but $A:$A
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by:Steven Harris
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Same principle applies:

=COUNTIFS(A:A, "Criteria1", B:B, "Criteria2")
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well this is what I thought but it is not working ...
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Make sure that the formula itself is not in column A or B...
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it is not ! found a temporary workaround but would be easier to be able to select the entire column
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found a temporary workaround
Such as?

would be easier to be able to select the entire column
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=COUNTIFS(A:A, "Criteria1", B:B, "Criteria2")
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