# Counting the # of values in a range ???

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#### GoBucks

I'm looking for a formula that will Count the # of months of the duration of
a project (row). In this example, I want a formula to calculate the # of
months from beg to end months. This example below (Row 2) is assuming the
project started in JAN and ended in Jun. So the result should be 6 months. So
I want to count the months with zeroes in between the beg and end months. In
my spreadsheet, I have columns going out to Dec-08. So there are 0's in every
month after Jun in Row 2 in my spreadsheet. Is there COUNT or maybe a
SUMPRODUCT formula that will achieve this? Thanks!!

Row Col B Col C Col D Col E Col F Col G Col F
Col G
1 Jan-08 Feb-08 Mar-08 Apr-08 May-08 Jun-08 Jul-08 Proj
Month #
2 234 91 75 0 0 13
0 Formula? (=6)
3 0 4 0 59 0 0
0 Formula? (=3)

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#### GoBucks

Cleaned up the example:

1 Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Proj Mon #
2 234 91 75 0 0 13 0 Formula? (=6)
3 0 4 0 59 0 0 0 Formula? (=3)

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#### T. Valko

Cleaned up the example

That's much better!

Ok, are the numbers in the range *always* positive numbers?

Are the dates in your headers true Excel dates?

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#### GoBucks

Yes, the numbers will always be positve. And yes, the header dates are true
Excel numbers (i.e. Jan-08 = 1/1/08)

Thanks and look fed to your response!

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#### T. Valko

Assume your date headers are in the range A1:L1 (Jan to Dec dates)

Data in row 2 on down.

Entered in M2 and copied down as needed:

=MONTH(LOOKUP(1E100,1/A2:L2,A\$1:L\$1))-MATCH(TRUE,INDEX(A2:L2>0,0),0)+1

If there are no numbers >0 then the formula returns #N/A

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#### GoBucks

Thank you! That is awesome!! But I have one other ? What if my date headers
extend from Jan-08 to Feb-09? If I use the formula and adjust the range for
the 14 Mo. range, there are negative values returned for rows with data in
the Jan-09 or Feb-09 columns. Is there a way to adjust the formula to work
for more than 12 month range? Thanks!

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#### T. Valko

Ok, let's try this array formula**.

Assumes there are no text entries in the range. This version does not depend
on the dates in the column headers.

=MAX((A2:Q2>0)*COLUMN(A2:Q2))-MIN(IF(A2:Q2>0,COLUMN(A2:Q2)))+(COUNTIF(A2:Q2,">0")>0)

** array formulas need to be entered using the key combination of
CTRL,SHIFT,ENTER (not just ENTER). Hold down both the CTRL key and the SHIFT
key then hit ENTER.

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#### GoBucks

That did it!! Brilliant. Much appreciated.

T. Valko said:
Ok, let's try this array formula**.

Assumes there are no text entries in the range. This version does not depend
on the dates in the column headers.

=MAX((A2:Q2>0)*COLUMN(A2:Q2))-MIN(IF(A2:Q2>0,COLUMN(A2:Q2)))+(COUNTIF(A2:Q2,">0")>0)

** array formulas need to be entered using the key combination of
CTRL,SHIFT,ENTER (not just ENTER). Hold down both the CTRL key and the SHIFT
key then hit ENTER.

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#### T. Valko

You're welcome. Thanks for the feedback!