# Thread: Comparing multiple values and counting if criteria meets

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## Unanswered: Comparing multiple values and counting if criteria meets

Hi,

I have a table of times (in text format) with two columns.

Example:

Col A Col B
0:15 03:30
09:00 14:00
15:00 22:39
23:15 03:45

The first time-pair (0.15-03.30) is on the same day. The last (23.15 - 03.45) is spread to two different days.

I need to count the number of rows where Col B value is between for example 03-04 BUT only if they are in the same day (if col A < Col B).
So in the example table I would get results of 1 (even tho there are 2 instanses where col B has the value between 03-04)
And naturally I need another formula to count the instances where the COL B value is between 03-04 BUT only if they time spreads to two different days (Col A > Col B).

Any Ideas... been trying countif, count with If, sumproduct.. but haven't come up with a working formula. I'd like to avoid macros, but if it is the only way - then those are ok too.

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Try this for A < B:
Code:
=SUMPRODUCT(--(A1:A4<B1:B4),--(B1:B4>=TIME(3,0,0)),--(B1:B4<=TIME(4,0,0)))
This for A > B:
Code:
=SUMPRODUCT(--(A1:A4>B1:B4),--(B1:B4>=TIME(3,0,0)),--(B1:B4<=TIME(4,0,0)))
If you want to put the high and low time values in cells, you can change them easier than using TIME(3,0,0) and TIME(4,0,0).

Regards,

Ax

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Hey,

For some reason the formula didn't work at first (must've misspelled somewhere), but after toying around with it I got it working perfectly.

Thank you very much - now that I got it working I can go have a nice weekend without having to worry about this... cheers to that

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