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Complicated COUNTA formula.

This formula works:  ="Remaining: "&SUM((COUNTIF(AB5:AB5557,"<>"&""))-COUNTA(C5:C5558)-COUNTA(F5:F5558))

This formula works:  ="Number of Duplicates: "&(COUNTIF(A5:A5558,"Duplicate"))

This formula works:  ="Critical/Duplicates: "&(COUNTIFS(A5:A5556,"Critical/Dup"))

I need to combine the three to look something like the following:

="Remaining: "&SUM((COUNTIF(AB5:AB5557,"<>"&""))-COUNTA(C5:C5558)-COUNTA(F5:F5558))  -  (COUNTIF(A5:A5558,"Duplicate"))  -  (COUNTIFS(A5:A5556,"Critical/Dup"))
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Bill PrewIT / Software Engineering ConsultantCommented:
The desired formula you showed should work fine, what seems to be the problem?

="Remaining: "&SUM((COUNTIF(AB5:AB5557,"<>"&""))-COUNTA(C5:C5558)-COUNTA(F5:F5558))  -  (COUNTIF(A5:A5558,"Duplicate"))  -  (COUNTIFS(A5:A5556,"Critical/Dup"))

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Bill PrewIT / Software Engineering ConsultantCommented:
Is this giving you the results you are after, it doesn't make complete sense to me but I'm not sure what you want the count of with it?

COUNTIF(AB5:AB5557,"<>"&"")

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Rob HensonFinance AnalystCommented:
Can you upload the data?
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ssblueCoordinatorAuthor Commented:
I guess I messed something up and in trying to explain it - I corrected it.  Thanks
ShumsExcel & VBA ExpertCommented:
Hi Sue,

You may try something like below:
="Remaining: "&SUM((COUNTIF(AB5:AB5558,"<>"&""))-COUNTA(C5:C5558)-COUNTA(F5:F5558))-COUNTIF(A5:A5558,"*Dup*")

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ssblueCoordinatorAuthor Commented:
Also I the field was formatted as 'Text' so I had to reformat it and then F2 it before it would work. Thank everyone for the help.
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