Use of CountIfs Function in Microsoft Excel 2010

If we need to count based on multiple criteria we should use the “COUNTIFS” function in Microsoft Excel 2010.

COUNTIFS: “COUNTIFS” function is used to count the entries in multiple range based on multiple criteria.


Syntax of “COUNTIFS” function:
=COUNTIFS (criteria_range1, criteria1, [criteria_range2, criteria2]…)


Let’s take an example to understand how we can use this function.

Example 1: We have data in the range A1:C28,in which column A contains Dates, column B “Name”, column C “Revenue”. In column D we need to return the number of times revenue was collected by a person in a day.




Follow the below given steps:-

  • Select the Cell D2, and write the formula
  • =COUNTIFS ($A$2:$A$28, A2, $B$2:$B$28, B2).
  • Press Enter on the keyboard.
  • The function will return the number. of times , that “Aaron” picked the revenue on 10th of February.
  • To return the value for all candidates Copy the formula in all cells by pressing the key “CTRL + C” and select the cell D3 to D28 and press key “CTRL + V” on the keyboard.




This function uses columns A & B as the criteria column. The result has to be obtained based on a match obtained in both columns.

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