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Trying to find a solution to using either a COUNTIFS or SUMPRODUCT on a worksheet that gets deleted and replaced daily. Because of the fact the worksheet gets deleted, a named Range goes into  the #REF zone... :(

Is there a way to use a COUNTIFS with a Last Row for part of the Range?

Currently the formula being used is =COUNTIFS('Orbit Data'!$M$2:$M$250000,$C4,'Orbit Data'!$W$2:$W$250000,"True") which is insane considering realistically the populated rows only go to 17,256, not 250,000

Also Would a SUMPRODUCT work faster? Or maybe INDEX/MATCH
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Question by:DougDodge
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by:Phillip Burton
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I'll leave the insanity part, and concentrate on the it's two paragraphs :-)

Instead of using 'Orbit Data'!<<RangeOfCells>>, use Indirect("'Orbit Data'!<<RangeOfCells>>")

Note that the above started (with no spaces): indirect   (  "   '    Orbit

That should save the problem with the #Ref, assuming it is the spreadsheet Orbit Data that gets deleted and replaced daily.
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by:Phillip Burton
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Going for the insanity part, you can replace $250000 with

" & counta('Orbit Data',$m:m) & "

assuming that column M always has something in it - if not, choose another column which does.
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by:DougDodge
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The INDIRECT works, I am not sure what it does to speed things up if at all.

The COUNTA gives an error.

=COUNTIFS(INDIRECT("'Orbit Data'!$M$2:$M" & COUNTA('Orbit Data'!$M:M) & ")"),$C5,INDIRECT("'Orbit Data'!$S$2:$S" & COUNTA('Orbit Data'!$M:M) & ")"),F$3,INDIRECT("'Orbit Data'!$W$2:$W" & COUNTA('Orbit Data'!$M:M) & ")"),"True")

Maybe I am missing something here.....
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by:DougDodge
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This version :

=COUNTIFS(INDIRECT("'Orbit Data'!$M$2:$M$COUNTA('Orbit Data'!M:M)"),$C5,INDIRECT("'Orbit Data'!$S$2:$S$COUNTA('Orbit Data'!S:S)"),F$3,INDIRECT("'Orbit Data'!$W$2:$W$COUNTA('Orbit Data'!W:W)"),"True")

Gives an error of #REF!

No blank cells in columns M, S, or W
Exact same number of rows if I just use:
=COUNTA('Orbit Data'!M:M)
=COUNTA('Orbit Data'!S:S)
=COUNTA('Orbit Data'!W:W)

Not sure what is the problem.....
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Phillip Burton earned 500 total points
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You've a ) too many.

Try


=COUNTIFS(INDIRECT("'Orbit Data'!$M$2:$M" & COUNTA('Orbit Data'!$M:M)),$C5,INDIRECT("'Orbit Data'!$S$2:$S" & COUNTA('Orbit Data'!$M:M)),F$3,INDIRECT("'Orbit Data'!$W$2:$W" & COUNTA('Orbit Data'!$M:M)),"True")
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by:DougDodge
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Works perfectly, thanks.....
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