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# Combining COUNT IF AND VLOOK UP EXCEL

Questions:

I have multiple spreadsheets in a `workbook` and I would like the following in basic `English` talk:

IF `worksheet1(cell)A3`, appears in ‘worksheet2’ column B – count how many times it appears in column b ‘worksheet 2’

So in other words – Lets say `A3` = BOB smith – in work sheet 1
and appears 4 times in worksheet 2 – I want the formula to count the fact that `A3` ‘Bob smith’ is in worksheet 2 4 times, and come back and tell me 4.

I have attempted to do separate calculations – with use of Vlookups – then in another cell to count/do if statement
for example

``````=COUNTIF(VLOOKUP(A9,'To retire'!J:J,9,1))
=IF(J228=O233, 'worksheet2'!F440,0)
=VLOOKUP(A3,'worksheet2'!A:A,1,1)
``````

Help would be very much appreciated, I am very stuck – I am unsure if I am looking into this too deeply or not enough! Thank you in advance

This is trivial when you use `SUMPRODUCT`. Por ejemplo:

``````=SUMPRODUCT((worksheet2!A:A=A3)*1)
``````

You could put the above formula in cell B3, where A3 is the name you want to find in `worksheet2`.

=COUNTIF() Is the function you are looking for

In a column adjacent to Worksheet1 column A:

``````=countif(worksheet2!B:B,worksheet1!A3)
``````

This will search worksheet 2 ALL of column B for whatever you have in cell A3

See the MS Office reference for =COUNTIF(range,criteria) here!

You can combine this all into one formula, but you need to use a regular `IF` first to find out if the `VLOOKUP` came back with something, then use your `COUNTIF` if it did.

``````=IF(ISERROR(VLOOKUP(B1,Sheet2!A1:A9,1,FALSE)),"Not there",COUNTIF(Sheet2!A1:A9,B1))
``````

In this case, Sheet2-A1:A9 is the range I was searching, and Sheet1-B1 had the value I was looking for (“To retire” in your case).

Try this:

`=IF(NOT(ISERROR(MATCH(A3,worksheet2!A:A,0))),COUNTIF(worksheet2!A:A,A3),"No Match Found")`

``````=COUNTIF(Worksheet2!\$A\$1:\$A\$50,Worksheet1cellA1)
``````=COUNTIF(Worksheet2!\$A\$1:\$A\$50,Worksheet1cellA1)+=COUNTIF