I have a Google spreadsheet in which multiple users are tracking a list of dates and class names (math, reading, writing, etc). On a separate sheet in the same document, I want to be able to give a count of how many times each class name shows up within a particular date range. Here is a sample workbook: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AlMRSUls9YJDdEZqeU9VaFJCbDJOZlpkRG0zcktHYnc

To rephrase the question: on the page stats in columns E:J I want to count how many times the classes listed in Row 4 are showing up in Column E of the sheet summer between the dates listed. For example, in stats cell E6, I want to know how many times a user entered Math on the sheet summer in the period July 9-13.

In Excel I would do this with the countifs function, but that doesn't work in Google Sheets.

Does anyone know about a work-around I could use in this situation?

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As of 11-12-2013 the COUNTIFS function is available in the new Google Sheets:

See following reference, on how to activate the new Google Sheets:


Check out the DCOUNT Function.


Microsoft Excel "COUNTIFS" function in Google spreadsheets.

Check this Formula:


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