Excel Use COUNTIF across a range of cells with formulas

Sep 13, 2017
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I am trying to count the number of cells in a row that contain the letter "O". Every cell contains a formula. If I use this it works correctly and returns a one since D3261 has that letter:


However if I use this, I get a zero even though D3261 still has that letter:


If I remove the formulas from C3261 and D3261, and manually type the letter "O" in D3261, both formulas work correctly.


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