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# Count Open Jobs on any particular date

Hello,

I have a large spreadsheet of logged jobs.  Each has an open date and a closed date.  What I'd like to do is show how many jobs were open on any given date - and then ideally create a graph showing the number of open jobs changing over time.  Is this possible?

Thanks

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# Re: Count Open Jobs on any particular date

Let's say the Open Dates are in B2:B1000 and the Closed Dates in C2:C1000.

Elsewhere, enter the start date for the chart, then fill down to the end date.

Let's say this date series is in E2:E32.

In F2, enter the formula

=COUNTIFS(\$B\$2:\$B\$1000,"<="&E2,\$C\$2:\$C\$1000,">="&E2)

and fill down.

Use columns E and F for your chart.

See the attached sample workbook.

# Re: Count Open Jobs on any particular date

Thanks so much for sending this - it work brilliantly.  However I don't think it has an allowance for jobs that are still open.  i.e. my data set has over 1000 open jobs which don't have an a closed date - however these are recorded as being open.  I assume that this is because they need to have a closed date to be counted.  Is there anyway to include these still open jobs?

thanks

best response confirmed by Matthew830 (New Contributor)
Solution

# Re: Count Open Jobs on any particular date

You could use

=COUNTIFS(\$B\$2:\$B\$1000,"<="&E2,\$C\$2:\$C\$1000,">="&E2)+COUNTIFS(\$B\$2:\$B\$1000,"<="&E2,\$C\$2:\$C\$1000,"")

# Re: Count Open Jobs on any particular date

Perfect - thank you so much.