Tuesday, 19 April 2016

Using greater than and less than in conditional formulas

By , Director, Naturally Sales Ltd.

Here is a problem using SUMIF and COUNTIF with a slightly counter-intuitive example, yet a problem which can occur quite frequently. We've previously looked at how we can count IF a variable is equal to a particular value. It gets a little more tricky if you want to count (or sum) when a variable is greater than a particular amount.

The problem is that > is considered a "special character" and can't be used as-is in formulas. We get around this problem by enclosing it in speech marks as follows:


It may look a little odd, but it works and is a very useful formula.

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