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hi experts, if i wanted to count everything other than "y" and say "z" within a cell range would the formula be =COUNTIF(B2:B5, "<>y,z")
Frank .SBuilding EstimatorAsked:
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pls try
=COUNTIFS(B2:B5, "<>y",B2:B5, "<>z") 

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Frank .SBuilding EstimatorAuthor Commented:
hi rgonzo1971, is there a formula that can only count anything other than "y" or "z" values, the reason i ask this is what if i want a count for all values except for x, y, b, e, l, s? is the only solution having to add every value separately like you have in your formula?
Ejgil HedegaardCommented:
You can count all, and then subtract the ones equal to elements in the list

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Frank .SBuilding EstimatorAuthor Commented:
hi experts when using this formula on the row instead of the column, it produces a #N/A error?

could you tell me what I need to fix?
Ejgil HedegaardCommented:
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