# CountIf Condition based on lookup in a list of values

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#### Eric E

I have a row with input data: cells with values of RED, GREEN, PINK, TAN.
I have a table/range (PRIMARY_COLORS) that includes RED, BLUE, GREEN.
I would like to count the number of valid primary colors are in the input
data row.
I cannot figure out how to include a conditional statement in the COUNTIF
function: i.e., COUNTIF the cell value is a MATCH in the PRIMARY_COLORS range.

Can this be done?

Thanks.

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#### Jacob Skaria

Try
=COUNTIF(A:A,"red")

Or if you have A1 = red

=COUNTIF(A:A,A1)

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#### Jacob Skaria

The below formula will return the number of primary colors in the array from

=SUMPRODUCT(--(ISNUMBER(MATCH(1:1,{"red","blue","green"},0))))

If you are using a named range replace the array with the named range

=SUMPRODUCT(--(ISNUMBER(MATCH(1:1,PRIMARY_COLORS,0))))

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#### Eric E

Thanks. The named range formula seems to do exactly what I was looking for.
I am curious as to what the -- indicates in the formula and how it is used.

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#### Teethless mama

Try this:

=SUMPRODUCT(COUNTIF(data,PRIMARY_COLORS))