Returns the count of cells that meet criteria in multiple ranges.
COUNTIFS(Range1; Criterion1 [; Range2; Criterion2 [; ... ;[Range127; Criterion127]])
Returns a non-negative integer value which is the number of cells in Range1, Range2, .... Range127 which meet their corresponding criteria Criterion1, Criterion2, ... Criterion127.
Range1 is a range of cells, a name of a named range or a label of a column or a row containing values for counting and finding the corresponding criterion.
Criterion1 is a string expression representing a logical condition or a cell reference to such string expression. The expression can contain text, numbers, regular expressions or wildcards (if enabled in calculation options). If you put the criteria in a cell as a string, quotation marks(") are not required.
Range2 and all the following mean the same as Range1.
Criterion2 and all the following mean the same as Criterion1.
- Range1, Range2, ... and Criterion1, Criterion2, ... must have the same size, otherwise the function returns err:502 - Invalid argument.
- The logical relation between criteria can be defined as logical AND (conjunction). In other words, if and only if all given criteria are met, a value from the corresponding cell of the given range is taken into calculation.
- If a cell contains TRUE, it is treated as 1, if a cell contains FALSE – as 0 (zero).
The search supports wildcards or regular expressions. With regular expressions enabled, you can enter "all.*", for example to find the first location of "all" followed by any characters. If you want to search for a text that is also a regular expression, you must either precede every character with a "\" character, or enclose the text into \Q...\E. You can switch the automatic evaluation of wildcards or regular expression on and off in Tools > Options > LibreOffice Calc > Calculate.
Consider the following table
In all examples below, ranges for calculation contain the row #6, which is ignored because it contains text.
|=COUNTIFS(B2:B6;">=20")||Counts the number of rows of the range B2:B6 with values greater than or equal to 20. Here the fifth and the sixth rows do not meet the criterion.||3|
|=COUNTIFS(B2:B6;">=20";C2:C6;">70")||Counts the number of rows that contain simultaneously values greater than 70 in the C2:C6 range and values greater than or equal to 20 in the B2:B6 range. Here the second, the fifth and the sixth rows do not meet at least one criterion.||2|
Using regular expressions and nested functions
|=COUNTIFS(B2:B6;"[:alpha:]*")||Counts the number of rows of the B2:B6 range that contain only alphabet symbols. Here only the sixth row meets the criterion.||1|
|=COUNTIFS(B2:B6;">"&MIN(B2:B6);B2:B6;"<"&MAX(B2:B6))||Counts the number of rows of the B2:B6 range excluding rows with minimum and maximum values of this range. Here the third, the fifth, and the sixth rows do not meet at least one criterion.||2|
|=COUNTIFS(A2:A6;"pen.*";B2:B6;"<"&MAX(B2:B6))||Counts the number of rows that correspond to all cells of the A2:A6 range starting with "pen" and to all cells of the B2:B6 range with exception of its maximum. Here only second row meets all criteria.||1|
Using wildcard characters
The wildcard characters question mark (?), asterisk(*), or tilde (~) can be used in criteria. A question mark (?) matches any one character and an asterisk (*) matches zero or more characters of any kind.
|=COUNTIFS(A2:A6;"*pen*")||The function searches which cells from the range A2:A6 contain the word “pen” anywhere. Here the second, third and sixth rows participate in the calculation.||3|
Reference to a cell as a criterion
If you need to change a criterion easily, you may want to specify it in a separate cell and use a reference to this cell in the condition of the COUNTIFS function. For example, the above function can be rewritten as follows:
|=COUNTIFS(A2:A6;E2&".*";B2:B6;"<"&MAX(B2:B6)) where E2 = pen||Here the link to the cell is substituted with its content and it works as a function above.||1|
For more examples, download and view this Calc spreadsheet.
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