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Build a Table That Will Count by Criteria

Problem: I need to build a summary table using COUNTIF functions. How can I enter one formula that can be copied?

Strategy: Use a cell reference as the second argument in the COUNTIF function. Here’s how:

1. Set up a table below your data and place all the possible values for a column, such as department, in column A.

2. In column B of the first row, enter =COUNTIF($E$7:$E$62,A1). Note that you should press the F4 key after selecting E7:E62 to make the first range absolute. This will allow you to copy the formula to other rows.

3. Copy the formula down for the other departments.

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Figure 411 Count of records by department.

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