In Google Sheets, I have a column of dates in A and checkboxes in column B (Redeemed).

  1. I want a formula to count, for each unique date, how many times it appears in the column where the following two conditions are also met:

    1. The date is in the same month as a lookup date in D2
    2. The checkbox in the date's row is TRUE (ticked)
  2. I want to use that count to calculate:

    1. In E3, the sum of the count
    2. In E4, the number of times the count includes the number 2
    3. In E5, the number of times it includes the number 3
    4. In E6, the number of times it includes a number >=3

Example Showing Results E3:E6

In the example above,

  1. E4=11 because there are 11 dates in the month of October, 2023 (lookup month) that also have their "Redeemed" checkbox ticked.
  2. E5=1 because there is only one date, 10/2/2023, that appears exactly twice, is in the lookup month, and has the "Redeemed" checkbox ticked.
  3. E6=1, only 10/5/2023 appears exactly 3 times and meets the other conditions
  4. E7=2, 10/5/2023 and 10/10/2023 appear 3 or more times and meet the other conditions.

1 Answer 1

Demo Google Spreadsheet

Includes the following tabs:

  1.  ReadMe
  2.  Query_Approach
  3.  Arrayformula_Approach
  4.  Dynamic_Months_Approach

Query Approach in D4

   nums, QUERY(
     A2:B, "Select COUNT(A) where B=TRUE
     and MONTH(A)+1 contains '"&MONTH(E2)&"'
     and YEAR(A) contains '"&YEAR(E2)&"'
     Group by A"),
 { "TTL Redeemed", SUM(nums);
   "2 Redeemed",  COUNTIF(nums,2);
   "3 Redeemed",  COUNTIF(nums,3);
   "3+ Redeemed", COUNTIF(nums,">=3") })

Arrayformula Approach in D4

=LET(dates,A2:A, lkup,D2, 
   nums,MAP(UNIQUE(dates), LAMBDA(d,
 { "TTL Redeemed", SUM(nums);
   "2 Redeemed",  COUNTIF(nums,2);
   "3 Redeemed",  COUNTIF(nums,3);
   "3+ Redeemed", COUNTIF(nums,">=3") })

Dynamically Generate Lookup Months

  uniq, UNIQUE(TOCOL(rng,1)),
  calc, LAMBDA(c, MAP(uniq, LAMBDA(u,
          (rng=u)*(OFFSET(rng, 0, 1))))))),
  BYROW(TOCOL(months,3), LAMBDA(m, LET(
      { m, SUM(count),  COUNTIF(count, 2), 
        COUNTIF(count, 3),
        COUNTIF(count, ">=3") })), "-")))))
  • This approach returns the results in a row instead of a column.
  • It will automatically list all months for which there is a redemption, and adds any new months as redemptions are added in A2:A.
  • Months are sorted ascending but that can be switched by modifying the SORT in the variable months


Lookup Date   ( custom date format; day is irrelevant )

Query Approach

Arrayformula Approach

Dynamically Generate Lookup Months

  • Will this run if I add a new month in F2?
    – Elaine
    Oct 9, 2023 at 4:37
  • "Will this run if I add a new month in F2" The original formulas are not affected by anything in column F they look to D2 for the lookup month. Not sure if that makes the answer "yes" or "no."
    – Blindspots
    Oct 9, 2023 at 21:18
  • I added a demo spreadsheet that ANYONE can edit anonymously. You may wish to save a copy (or two) to your own Google Drive before someone messes it up or the link expires. Also, I added an additional version (Dynamic_Months_Approach) that automatically generates the lookup months and results based on your redemptions in columns A & B. I transposed the layout for that one so the array grows downwards rather than rightwards.
    – Blindspots
    Oct 9, 2023 at 21:21

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