Excel Help with a formula

I have  a sheet that I need to do some counts on based on some text values.

I can count this way - =COUNTIF(B8:B12,"=n-****"). And I can count this way - =COUNTIF(E8:E12,"=p")+COUNTIF(E8:E12,"=t")+COUNTIF(E8:E12,"=e").

What I need to do is have something like this - IF(B8:B12,"=n-****")=COUNTIF(E8:E12,"=p")+COUNTIF(E8:E12,"=t")+COUNTIF(E8:E12,"=e")

Any help would be appreciated.
Mark WoodNetwork AdministratorAsked:
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Ryan ChongBusiness Systems Analyst , ex-Senior Application EngineerCommented:
I don't quite understand your problem, what is "n", "p", "t", "e", etc ?

Do you have a sample excel can upload and indicate your issue accordingly?
Mark WoodNetwork AdministratorAuthor Commented:
the n-**** is the id number
p = present
t = tardy
e = excused

so if the usersID = n-**** then count the cells that have "p" "t" & "e" in them
Mark WoodNetwork AdministratorAuthor Commented:
Here is a copy of the file
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Ryan ChongBusiness Systems Analyst , ex-Senior Application EngineerCommented:
I guess you need to use CountIFS to allow multiple criterion, like:


see attached for more info.

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Saurabh Singh TeotiaCommented:
You can do this by one formula by this..


This will give you the same results about what you are looking for...

barry houdiniCommented:
You could also use this formula to give a combined count


regards, barry

Note: using "****" doesn't do anything different from using a single "*" because the * wildcard denotes any number of characters (even zero) anyway - if you specifically want to count instances which have "n-" followed by four characters you would use ? to denote a single character, e.g. "n-????"
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