# Excel - COUNT Function Problem - Expert Solution

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Hi there, I have data that has Week Number, Day and shift colour (Red or BLue) and need a formula that would count and bring back the details such as how many times Blue on week 16 on Mon and not anything else (hope this makes sence)
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Excelchat Expert 18/05/2018 - 12:34
Hello, I understand that you need help counting data that meet your criteria, right?
User 18/05/2018 - 12:34
correct
Excelchat Expert 18/05/2018 - 12:35
Alright, we can definitely help you with this. Before we proceed, this is a reminder that our policy is 1 question per session so for this session we'll be resolving this particular question.
Excelchat Expert 18/05/2018 - 12:35
Do you have a file you can share so I can analyze it and offer the best possible solution?
User 18/05/2018 - 12:35
sorry no
Excelchat Expert 18/05/2018 - 12:35
A sample data that has accurate sheet names and column locations would suffice if you don't.
Excelchat Expert 18/05/2018 - 12:36
You can use the Document Preview to the right to create a sample data.
Excelchat Expert 18/05/2018 - 12:37
Alright, for this requirement, we can use the COUNTIFS() function. Know that the formula I'll be giving you will only work for the particular data set you've provided.
User 18/05/2018 - 12:38
So i want to be able to have a forumal that would count how many times Blue Week16 Tue
Excelchat Expert 18/05/2018 - 12:39
The formula in E2 will count the number of records with Blue, Week 16 and Mon.
Excelchat Expert 18/05/2018 - 12:39
=countifs(A:A,"Blue",B:B,"Week 16",C:C,"Mon")
Excelchat Expert 18/05/2018 - 12:39
Basically it says, count IF column A:A is Blue and B:B is Week 16 and C:C is Mon.
User 18/05/2018 - 12:39
will that work on excel as well?
Excelchat Expert 18/05/2018 - 12:40
Yes it will as long as the references are accurate and the data matches.
User 18/05/2018 - 12:40
ive change the one blue to red yet it still counts 3?
User 18/05/2018 - 12:41
cool
Excelchat Expert 18/05/2018 - 12:41
Because there are still 3. You have been highlighting incorrect records.
User 18/05/2018 - 12:41
thanks you very much
Excelchat Expert 18/05/2018 - 12:41
You were highlighting Tue
Excelchat Expert 18/05/2018 - 12:42
IF you want, you can simply change Mon to Tue in the formula.

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