In this article, we will learn how to count values which end with certain text in Excel. We will try to get the count of values that end with a given sub-string. This will require the use wildcards operators of Excel.
How to solve the problem ?
For this article we will be required to use the COUNTIF function. Here we are given some values in a range and specific text value as criteria. We need to count the values where the text in cell includes all the values which ends with the given text or pattern.
range: values given in as range
* : wildcards which find any number of characters within a given cell.
Pattern : given text or pattern to look for. Use patterns directly in the formula or else if you are using cell reference for the pattern use the other formula shown below.
& : operator to concatenate the 2 values
All of these might be confusing to understand. So, let's test this formula via running it on the example shown below.
Here we have the ID records and we need to find the IDs which ends with A category.
Here to find the A category IDs, will be using the * (asterisk) wildcard in the formula. * (asterisk) wildcard finds any number of characters within lookup value.
Use the formula:
Here the range is given as an array reference and pattern is given as cell reference. Press Enter to get the count.
As you can see the total values which ends with value A comes out to be 4.
Now copy the formula in other cells using the drag down option or using the shortcut key Ctrl + D as shown below.
As you can see all the different category counts of IDs is there.
You can check which values end with a specific pattern in range using the excel filter option. Apply the filter to the ID header and click the arrow button which appears. Follow the steps as shown below.
As you can see in the above gif all the 4 values which match the given pattern. This also means the formula works fine to get the count of these values
Hope this article about how to Count values which end with using wildcards in Excel is explanatory. Find more articles on COUNTIFS functions here.
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