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I want to count how many rows have not had any action taken yet but are not yet Overdue. So my row G from cell G3 to G102 need to be blank and cell F3 to F102 need to be blank. I don't want it to count any rows that are blank (which naturally have the G and F columns blank.
I want to count how many cells have F and G columns blank but still have text in column B which means that there is a task in that row. I've tried a few different formulas but they won't work.

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Excelchat Expert
27/08/2018 - 01:12

Helloo

User
27/08/2018 - 01:12

Hi

Excelchat Expert
27/08/2018 - 01:12

would you be able to share a sample data for the issue?

User
27/08/2018 - 01:15

There's some sample data

Excelchat Expert
27/08/2018 - 01:15

Ok..

Excelchat Expert
27/08/2018 - 01:16

can you quickly brief the formula issue?

User
27/08/2018 - 01:16

I want a formula that will count rows that have an action description but don't have anything in F or G columns, so are completely unactioned.

User
27/08/2018 - 01:16

I have a second sheet that I'm trying to consolidate my data in.

Excelchat Expert
27/08/2018 - 01:17

in your description you have mentioned... you have tired few formula...

User
27/08/2018 - 01:17

Yes

Excelchat Expert
27/08/2018 - 01:17

have you looked at countifs?

User
27/08/2018 - 01:17

Yes.

Excelchat Expert
27/08/2018 - 01:18

Ok... what all "action description" will be there?

User
27/08/2018 - 01:18

But if I do count if F and G are blank it's giving me all the rows in the range, not just the ones with text in Action Description.

User
27/08/2018 - 01:18

What do you mean?

Excelchat Expert
27/08/2018 - 01:19

In column-B.. you have kept "Do This"..

User
27/08/2018 - 01:19

In my table I have 19 rows but 7 are overdue so I want a formula that will give me 12, so have an action but they're not overdue or in progress or complete.

Excelchat Expert
27/08/2018 - 01:19

what other options will be there?

User
27/08/2018 - 01:19

They all vary.

User
27/08/2018 - 01:19

For example:

User
27/08/2018 - 01:20

Provide copy of asbestos register to Andy
OR

User
27/08/2018 - 01:20

Investigate siten for zone 10/11 trolley

User
27/08/2018 - 01:20

OR

User
27/08/2018 - 01:20

Large HSR Cement Line – Assess platform when using high pressure hose

Excelchat Expert
27/08/2018 - 01:20

hmm... ok.. then you mean there is no standard set of value...

User
27/08/2018 - 01:20

No.

User
27/08/2018 - 01:20

Not at all.

Excelchat Expert
27/08/2018 - 01:22

So.. the requirement is to get a could of cells which has progress and Overdue blank, while there is an action defined.

User
27/08/2018 - 01:22

In my overdue column I have a formula that works with the dates in D to enter the text "OVERDUE" if the date is before today.

User
27/08/2018 - 01:22

Yes.

User
27/08/2018 - 01:22

F and G blank but has text in B.

Excelchat Expert
27/08/2018 - 01:22

ok.. give me few mins... let me check on the formula

Excelchat Expert
27/08/2018 - 01:23

In the sample which you have built.. what is the output value..?

Excelchat Expert
27/08/2018 - 01:24

I think it should be 6... Correct?

User
27/08/2018 - 01:24

It should be 1.

User
27/08/2018 - 01:24

There are 5 actions.

User
27/08/2018 - 01:24

4 have either progress or overdue.

User
27/08/2018 - 01:24

so 1 is what I want.

Excelchat Expert
27/08/2018 - 01:25

ohh.. ok. got it.. now this will be tricky!!!

User
27/08/2018 - 01:25

I know, that's why I need help!

Excelchat Expert
27/08/2018 - 01:25

let me figure out formula..

Excelchat Expert
27/08/2018 - 01:35

Please check the formula in cell J2

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User
27/08/2018 - 01:36

Please wait, I'll check if it works in my actual spreadsheet.

Excelchat Expert
27/08/2018 - 01:36

ok..

User
27/08/2018 - 01:41

I opened your formula and it's giving me a #VALUE! error.

Excelchat Expert
27/08/2018 - 01:41

its an array formula..

User
27/08/2018 - 01:41

What's that mean?

Excelchat Expert
27/08/2018 - 01:42

after you enter it.. press CTRL + SHIFT + ENTER

Excelchat Expert
27/08/2018 - 01:42

together to get the output

User
27/08/2018 - 01:43

It's given me 17. I want 12..

Excelchat Expert
27/08/2018 - 01:45

are there any other criteria..?? b'cos on the sample data here its working.. and I checked it on my local excel.. it was working..

User
27/08/2018 - 01:45

I tried to alter it to my data and it's given me -81. 81 is how many rows don't have a task assigned.

User
27/08/2018 - 01:45

I have this formula for my "Overdue" Column:

User
27/08/2018 - 01:45

=IF(ISBLANK(D12)," ",IF(AND(D12<TODAY(),ISBLANK(F12)),"OVERDUE"," "))

User
27/08/2018 - 01:46

They're not blank cells.

User
27/08/2018 - 01:46

They're only blank because I told them to be with a formula.

Excelchat Expert
27/08/2018 - 01:46

ohhh... ok..

Excelchat Expert
27/08/2018 - 01:46

hmmm.. interesting.. now it becomes even more challenging!!!

Excelchat Expert
27/08/2018 - 01:47

can you have the same formula built on the googlesheet here??

Excelchat Expert
27/08/2018 - 01:47

it will be easy for me to understand the context..

User
27/08/2018 - 01:48

Ok, I have but the overdue dates aren't working.

Excelchat Expert
27/08/2018 - 01:48

ok

User
27/08/2018 - 01:49

The top one should be overdue

User
27/08/2018 - 01:50

Now so should row 4.

Excelchat Expert
27/08/2018 - 01:51

column D is saved as Text..

Excelchat Expert
27/08/2018 - 01:52

so the formula output is incorrect..

User
27/08/2018 - 01:52

It should be data.

User
27/08/2018 - 01:52

*date

User
27/08/2018 - 01:52

Can you change that please.

Excelchat Expert
27/08/2018 - 01:53

updating it..

Excelchat Expert
27/08/2018 - 01:53

since there is a formula the previous formula is failing..

Excelchat Expert
27/08/2018 - 01:54

let me see how i can correct it..

User
27/08/2018 - 01:54

Ok

Excelchat Expert
27/08/2018 - 01:55

does column F has a formula?

User
27/08/2018 - 01:56

No.

Excelchat Expert
27/08/2018 - 01:56

ok

User
27/08/2018 - 01:56

I was thinking of putting a drop down data validation in there...

Excelchat Expert
27/08/2018 - 01:57

for now i will consider there is a formula based value and try to get a solution

User
27/08/2018 - 01:59

Thank you.

Excelchat Expert
27/08/2018 - 02:04

Apparently.. there is a simple solution.. ;)

Excelchat Expert
27/08/2018 - 02:04

please check the formula in cell J3

Excelchat Expert
27/08/2018 - 02:06

I have marked the session as DONE..

Excelchat Expert
27/08/2018 - 02:06

Please leave a feedback when you close the excel

User
27/08/2018 - 02:07

Ok

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