# Countif contains a word in a reference cell

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#### Go Bucks!!!

Good morning,

I have a range of information that contains text and 0,1's. The text will
change each report. In performing a summary, I want the formula to look at a
reference cell and tell me if the text *contains* the word in my reference
cell. For example,

Where Sheet 1 is a summary page and Sheet 2 contains the data (text and
0's/1's).

A B
1 Summary
2 Samsung 2
3 Micron 1
4 IBM 0
Sheet 1

A B
1 IBM Fishkill, NY 0
2 IBM 0
3 Samsung Austin 1
4 Micron 0
5 Samsung 1
6 Samsung 0
7 Micron 1
8 Samsung 0
9 Micron 0
10 Micron 0
Sheet 2

I was attempting with the following formula:

=IF(COUNTIFS(Sheet2!B1:B10,0,Sheet2!A1:A10,Sheet1!A2)=0,"",COUNTIFS(Sheet2!B1:B10,0,Sheet2!A1:A10,Sheet1!A2))

Forumula currently only detects an exact match with contents of Sheet1!A2,
e.g. "samsung". I need it to return the count if it contains samsung. Result
should be 2.

Thanks,

M

#### Max

In Sheet1,
In B2:
=SUMPRODUCT(ISNUMBER(SEARCH(A2,Sheet2!A\$1:A\$10))*(Sheet2!B\$1:B\$10=1))
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#### RagDyeR

Almost the same formula I gave you in your original post:

=SUMPRODUCT((ISNUMBER(SEARCH(A2,Sheet2!A\$1:A\$20)))*(Sheet2!B\$1:B\$20=1))

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Good morning,

I have a range of information that contains text and 0,1's. The text will
change each report. In performing a summary, I want the formula to look at
a
reference cell and tell me if the text *contains* the word in my reference
cell. For example,

Where Sheet 1 is a summary page and Sheet 2 contains the data (text and
0's/1's).

A B
1 Summary
2 Samsung 2
3 Micron 1
4 IBM 0
Sheet 1

A B
1 IBM Fishkill, NY 0
2 IBM 0
3 Samsung Austin 1
4 Micron 0
5 Samsung 1
6 Samsung 0
7 Micron 1
8 Samsung 0
9 Micron 0
10 Micron 0
Sheet 2

I was attempting with the following formula:

=IF(COUNTIFS(Sheet2!B1:B10,0,Sheet2!A1:A10,Sheet1!A2)=0,"",COUNTIFS(Sheet2!B1:B10,0,Sheet2!A1:A10,Sheet1!A2))

Forumula currently only detects an exact match with contents of Sheet1!A2,
e.g. "samsung". I need it to return the count if it contains samsung.
Result
should be 2.

Thanks,

P

#### Pete_UK

You can use wildcard characters, so instead of:

Sheet1!A2

you can put:

"*"&Sheet1!A2&"*"

twice in your formula.

Hope this helps.

Pete