# Excel - IF Function Problem - Expert Solution

Question description:
This user has given permission to use the problem statement for this blog.

i need a formula to count values that meet two conditions: one if a value is contained in a cell and another one is cells aren't empty
Solved by X. Q. in 20 mins
This is the chat thread from the real Excelchat help session. It contains no private user information.
Excelchat Expert 15/03/2018 - 08:55
User 15/03/2018 - 08:56
I'm trying to find the right formula for this problem: i need to count how many people in Europe we have an email address for
Excelchat Expert 15/03/2018 - 08:57
User 15/03/2018 - 08:57
knowing i distinguished on my sheet between people in EU (Y) and non EU (N)
User 15/03/2018 - 08:57
as some email cells are blank
Excelchat Expert 15/03/2018 - 08:58
So, if I am getting your problem right. You want the count the people with 'Y' who also has a non-blank email address
Excelchat Expert 15/03/2018 - 08:58
Is that right?
User 15/03/2018 - 08:59
yes perfect
Excelchat Expert 15/03/2018 - 08:59
okay. You can use a 'Countif' formulae for this
Excelchat Expert 15/03/2018 - 09:00
Is there any document you want me to write this formulae on?
Excelchat Expert 15/03/2018 - 09:00
Or should i show you in the google sheet and you will apply in yours
User 15/03/2018 - 09:00
yes that sounds good
Excelchat Expert 15/03/2018 - 09:01
can you see the dummy data i created?
User 15/03/2018 - 09:02
yes
Excelchat Expert 15/03/2018 - 09:02
I will now create a length column to check the length of the email address column. This will let me know whether the column (i.e. email address) is blank or not
Excelchat Expert 15/03/2018 - 09:03
Did you see, the blank mail Ids are coming with 0 length??
User 15/03/2018 - 09:03
right
Excelchat Expert 15/03/2018 - 09:03
Now i will get the count you want
User 15/03/2018 - 09:03
ooh
Excelchat Expert 15/03/2018 - 09:04
can you see the formulae i used. First we need to give the criteria range
Excelchat Expert 15/03/2018 - 09:05
which is column B
Excelchat Expert 15/03/2018 - 09:05
after that, what criteria we want to use, which is N
Excelchat Expert 15/03/2018 - 09:05
sorry which is "Y"
Excelchat Expert 15/03/2018 - 09:05
This is the first criteria
Excelchat Expert 15/03/2018 - 09:06
second critera is to check whether the email address is blank or not
Excelchat Expert 15/03/2018 - 09:06
Am i making sense here?
User 15/03/2018 - 09:06
so you used a COUNTIFS formula right i can't see it in the cell
Excelchat Expert 15/03/2018 - 09:06
I pasted the formulae again
Excelchat Expert 15/03/2018 - 09:06
is it visible now
Excelchat Expert 15/03/2018 - 09:07
?
User 15/03/2018 - 09:08
yes that makes so much sense
User 15/03/2018 - 09:08
i didn't think of adding that extra column
User 15/03/2018 - 09:09
thank you so much for your help!
Excelchat Expert 15/03/2018 - 09:09
Awesome. I hope my info was helpful and was able to solve your problem
User 15/03/2018 - 09:09
definetely and saved me so much time
Excelchat Expert 15/03/2018 - 09:09
That sounds great
Excelchat Expert 15/03/2018 - 09:09
It was nice talking with you
Excelchat Expert 15/03/2018 - 09:09
Have a great day!

This is the output file from the real Excelchat help session:
This is an example of the expert help you can get. It contains no private user information.

Get instant expert help with Excel and Google Sheets

#### Post your problem and you’ll get expert help in seconds.

Your message must be at least 40 characters
Your privacy is guaranteed. Your session will not be used for blog unless you give us persmission.