Counting values in Excel using criteria is common in day to day business. For example; counting the number of failed products, overdue orders, staff in a certain department etc.
We frequently encounter data while working with lists. It is a common problem caused by human error as well as duplication of data due to common practices – copy and paste procedure for consolidation of data.
When you have a large data set with text strings, you may need to find or count data based on their text content. You may know to do this with numerical values, but also know that this can be done to ant cells that contain text strings.