CountIFS formula with Asterisk *

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Hi all,

Would appreciate your help with this formula containing CountIFS with *

I want to count the number of cells containing "Campus" and "July" and then "CED" and July". For some reason the count keep coming up as 0 (screen shot below with formula and cells highlighted in yellow).

Any dates within the month should be counted. I've been counting them manually but want to automate the process.




Thanks in Advance

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Column K data are texts or dates? Share a sample workbook.



Colum K is dates, in the given date format..


How do I attach a file please? Can't seem to find an option for it...

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best response confirmed by Sun_H (Occasional Contributor)


Try this one:




Column K contains real dates. Excel stores dates as sequential numbers starting at 1 on January 1, 1900. Although you have formatted the date to display as shown in the picture, the cell does not contain a text like "July 2022". You need to use proper date values (lower and upper boundary) to find dates in July 2022.


Example attached.



Thank you. Here is the link, hope it works.

Sample worksheet.xlsx

Oh yes that worked, thank you so much!! I thought it might have had something to do with the cell content! So very much appreciated!
Is there a way I can use this formula without specifying the year?

(I want to be able to duplicate these for each year without having to fix up the formulae for each month every year...)

@Sun_H  You can enter the month, last day of the month and year in separate cells and refer to these rather then hard coding them in each formula.


Edit: I've now attached a file demonstrating how you could make your file more dynamic.