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## Excel: How to return the total number of values in a table column based on date

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# Excel: How to return the total number of values in a table column based on date

I have a spreadsheet is meant to track employee vacation days.  The leftmost Column contains employee names, and the Column Headers contains dates for the current scheduling period.

I need to be able to easily total the number of employees who are on vacation on a given date.  This might include regular vacation, stat, etc.  I need to be able to choose a date, and have excel return the number of employees who have vacation on that date.  I do not need to be able to distinguish between the number of employees on stat v. vacation, etc., I just need the total number of employees who will be off that day.

I made up a much smaller example of what I'm talking about and attached a photo so you understand what I am looking for.  Photo 1 shows the spreadsheet itself, and Photo 2 shows the calculator.  B1 is a currently a dropdown list of dates.  The dropdown list comes from the range of dates on the sheet in Photo 1.  B2 is where I want to show the total # of employees who have STAT, VAC, or VAC/STAT.

Thanks in advance for any help!

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# Re: Excel: How to return the total number of values in a table column based on date

For such sample data

formula could be

`=SUM(COUNTIF(INDEX(\$C:\$H,0,MATCH(\$K2,\$C\$1:\$H\$1,0)),{"VAC","STAT","VAC/STAT"}))`
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