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I need to count cells which meet 2 sets of criteria and am trying to use the countifs function.

Range 1, Criteria referenced in cell Z9 (eg. Cracked cell)

Range 2, Criteria referenced in cell AA8 (eg. Minor)

This is the formula I am using which seems to be giving me a "#VALUE!" error.

=COUNTIFS($E$9:$E$320,"="&Z9,$F$9:$F$400,"="&$AA$8)

Please help rectifying.

  • Your are referring to different number of rows in the two criteria, that won't work with COUNTIFS, use the same number of cells in both references. – Máté Juhász Aug 10 '16 at 4:00
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    I cant believe it was that silly a mistake. Thank you! Its been resolved – Shantanu Aug 10 '16 at 4:12
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Answer posted by Mate Juhasz.

COUNTIFS only works for ranges with the same number of cells. As I had different sized ranges in my formula, I was getting an error.

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