The `COUNTIFS`

function in Microsoft Excel is a powerful tool that allows you to count the number of cells that meet multiple criteria. It is a useful function to use when you want to count the number of cells that contain a specific value, or that meet a certain condition, such as being greater than or equal to a certain number.

Here is a step-by-step tutorial on how to use the `COUNTIFS`

function in Microsoft Excel:

- Open a new or existing spreadsheet in Microsoft Excel.
- Identify the range of cells that you want to count. This is known as the count range.
- Determine the criteria that you want to use to count the cells in the count range. You can specify multiple criteria by separating them with commas.
- Select the cell where you want to enter the
`COUNTIFS`

function. - Type the
`=COUNTIFS(`

formula and press the`Enter`

key. - In the
`COUNTIFS`

formula, enter the count range as the first argument. - For each criterion, enter the range of cells to test as the second argument, followed by the criterion itself as the third argument. For example, if you want to count cells that contain a specific text string, you can use the
`"text"`

operator as the criterion. If you want to count cells that are greater than or equal to a certain number, you can use the`">="`

operator as the criterion. - Press the
`Enter`

key to complete the`COUNTIFS`

function. The number of cells in the count range that meet the specified criteria will be displayed in the selected cell.

Here is an example of a `COUNTIFS`

formula:

`=COUNTIFS(A2:A5, ">=10", B2:B5, "John")`

This formula counts the number of cells in the range `A2:A5`

that meet the following criteria:

- The cell value is greater than or equal to 10.
- The corresponding cell in the range
`B2:B5`

contains the text string “John”.

If a cell in the range `A2:A5`

meets both of these criteria, it is counted.

You can also use the `COUNTIFS`

function to count cells based on dates. To do this, you can use the `">="`

and `"<="`

operators to specify a date range.

For example, if you want to count cells in the range `A2:A5`

that have a date in the range `D2:D5`

that falls between January 1, 2020 and December 31, 2020, you can use the following `COUNTIFS`

formula:

`=COUNTIFS(D2:D5, ">=01/01/2020", D2:D5, "<=12/31/2020")`

I hope this tutorial helps you understand how to use the `COUNTIFS`

function in Microsoft Excel. It is a powerful tool that can help you count the number of cells that meet specific criteria within a range of cells.

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