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Need an equation which can be applied to a column.
Basic equation is =IF H1="yes",0,1
It only applies to one cell but I need to make it refer to the whole column.
So IF H1,H2,H3 H4 etc = "yes",0,1. However I don't know how to express this mathematicallly

Solved by M. F. in 16 mins

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Excelchat Expert
10/11/2017 - 03:58

Hello :)

User
10/11/2017 - 03:58

hello

Excelchat Expert
10/11/2017 - 03:58

How many rows will this formula cover?

User
10/11/2017 - 03:59

no rows, only column

Excelchat Expert
10/11/2017 - 03:59

I see.

Excelchat Expert
10/11/2017 - 03:59

So will it be H1 = yes and H2 = yes, the toal will be .2?

User
10/11/2017 - 03:59

I guess something like (A1, A(1+n) where n is infinite numbet

Excelchat Expert
10/11/2017 - 03:59

Or is it if any of them = yes then, .1 is the result?

User
10/11/2017 - 04:00

yes=1, no=0

User
10/11/2017 - 04:00

formula need to be specific to column but not to the cell, true for any cell

Excelchat Expert
10/11/2017 - 04:00

Okay, but the result can be any number depending on how many cells in column H = Yes?

User
10/11/2017 - 04:00

gonna be 500 cells

User
10/11/2017 - 04:00

yes

Excelchat Expert
10/11/2017 - 04:01

Perfect. One moment please.

User
10/11/2017 - 04:02

the result depends on the number of cells in colum A or b or c or d. It's the sum of the column I'm seeking, need to convert word "yes" to 1 and "no " to 0

Excelchat Expert
10/11/2017 - 04:02

=countif(H1:H,"Yes")

Excelchat Expert
10/11/2017 - 04:02

That is the formula in cell I1

User
10/11/2017 - 04:03

No this does not help

Excelchat Expert
10/11/2017 - 04:04

I'm sorry. I don't understand. Why doesn't it help. 1 Yes = 1 correct?

Excelchat Expert
10/11/2017 - 04:04

Can you maybe show me an example of what you are looking for?

User
10/11/2017 - 04:04

what's it doing in column I? I don't want it ther, want vertical total of column H, or J, or A, or F

Excelchat Expert
10/11/2017 - 04:05

In column I it is counting the number of Yes responses.

Excelchat Expert
10/11/2017 - 04:05

That is a vertical total of all the Yes cells in column H.

User
10/11/2017 - 04:05

So you have to have a separate coulum to total it?

User
10/11/2017 - 04:05

Why not total it at the bottom of H? can't do?

Excelchat Expert
10/11/2017 - 04:05

doesn't have to be a separate column, but it has to be in a separate cell.

Excelchat Expert
10/11/2017 - 04:06

That can be done as well.

Excelchat Expert
10/11/2017 - 04:06

The formula can go in any cell and get the same answer.

User
10/11/2017 - 04:06

Hoq do you tell it which cell to use

Excelchat Expert
10/11/2017 - 04:06

I was just putting it beside so that you could see the result and how the result was calculated easier.

User
10/11/2017 - 04:06

I see

Excelchat Expert
10/11/2017 - 04:06

As long as you copy that formula, you can use it anywhere.

User
10/11/2017 - 04:06

How can I tell the program which cell to use?

Excelchat Expert
10/11/2017 - 04:07

You paste the formula in the cell you want it to use.

Excelchat Expert
10/11/2017 - 04:07

For example, I'll paste the formula in H1.

User
10/11/2017 - 04:07

Not in the H column

Excelchat Expert
10/11/2017 - 04:07

What column do you want the answer to be in?

User
10/11/2017 - 04:07

at the bottom of H

Excelchat Expert
10/11/2017 - 04:08

Please see H22

User
10/11/2017 - 04:08

so just put the formula in the last cell?

Excelchat Expert
10/11/2017 - 04:08

Yes, but you will have to adjust the formula in order to do this.

User
10/11/2017 - 04:08

THat's so cool

Excelchat Expert
10/11/2017 - 04:09

the last H in the formula will need to be changed to H500 or if the formula is in cell H501

Excelchat Expert
10/11/2017 - 04:09

or in this case, It is in H22, so the last H is converted to H21.

User
10/11/2017 - 04:10

Can you write the formula for me so it will automaticall go to the cell beyond cell with word in it?

Excelchat Expert
10/11/2017 - 04:11

=countif(H2:H500,"Yes")

Excelchat Expert
10/11/2017 - 04:11

That is the formula you use and you paste that in H501.

User
10/11/2017 - 04:12

thank you, this will solve my problem. Excellent.

Excelchat Expert
10/11/2017 - 04:12

Perfect! it was my pleasure :)

Excelchat Expert
10/11/2017 - 04:13

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