Michael Paxton

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# Count with OR in Excel

This is probably ridiculously easy, and I'm complicating it unnecessarily. I have a data range of p2:p32 that contains values from -200% to + 1600%. I am trying to count those cells that are greater than 25% or less than -25%. When I use countif and put the first criteria in, it calculates successfully. When I add the second, it returns 0. Is countif an AND function?

What would be the correct formula for this?

Thanks,

Michael

What would be the correct formula for this?

Thanks,

Michael

If you're using a current version of Excel, consider using the CountIfs() function. It's a bit cleaner.

https://support.office.com/en-us/article/COUNTIFS-function-dda3dc6e-f74e-4aee-88bc-aa8c2a866842

https://support.office.com/en-us/article/COUNTIFS-function-dda3dc6e-f74e-4aee-88bc-aa8c2a866842

The above solutions are valid. Here's another using an array function (use [Shift]+[Ctrl]+[Enter]):

Regards,

Glenn

**=SUM(--(ABS(P2:P32)>25))**Regards,

Glenn

A single COUNTIFS function will not work in this case since the criteria requested are exclusive (i.e., < -25 OR > 25). The COUNTIFS uses AND logic.

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Excellent, easily implemented solution

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