Named lists in an excel sheet are referenced from another sheet on the same book.
Sheet 2 has the named lists(GRPCNT) contain strings
> 5 5 - 9 10 - 20 > 20
Sheet 1 uses GRPCNT to provide a list of options.
Say, there are three rows
A | > 5 B | > 20 C | > 5
Sheet 1 has to determine the number of occurrences of each option from the list.
The problem is
COUNTIF(Range, "> 5")
returns ‘0’ instead of ‘2’ for the example data above.
I need a literal comparision something along the lines of
COUNTIF( Range, Sheet2!A1 ) , or COUNTIF( Range, "'> 5'" )
Both above attempts failed to provide the desired result.
What am I doing wrong here?
COUNTIF(Range, "=> 5")
This count how many cells in the range matches (
=) the content
> 5 (no “=>” is not an operator).
The equal sign is needed because
> at the start already has a special meaning: count cells which integer values is greater than 5.