# How to Count the Cells that Match Two Criteria in Excel

This post will guide you how to** Count Cells that match two or more criteria in the range of dates **using a formula in Excel 2013/2016 or Excel office 365.How do I count on two or multiple criteria or you want to count something in a range of cells only if two or three conditions match in Excel. And you can use the COUNTIFS function to count the number of cells in a range that match a set of multiple criteria in Excel.

The COUNTIFS function extends the COUNTIF function which only allow one criteria. And the COUNTIFS function is similar with the SUMIFS function, which can be used to find the sum of all cells that match two or more criteria.

The Syntax of COUNTIFS function is as below:

**=COUNTIFS(range,criteria1,range2,criteria2,…)**

**Note:** **range** is the first range of cells. **Criteria1** is the criteria that be matched against range.

**Range2** is the second range of cells that should be matched against **criteria2**.

And if all of criteria is matched in those ranges then a cell is counted.

## Count the Cells that Match Two Criteria

Assuming that you want to count the number of cells that contain “excel” and price is less than 50. And you have to count on multiple criteria based on COUNTIFS function like this:

**=COUNTIFS(A2:A6,”excel”,B2:B6,”<50″)**

You can see that two different ranges should be used in the above formula.

And there is an alternative way of COUNTIFS to count that match two criteria in Excel, you can also use the SUMPRODUCT function to count cells that match multiple criteria. And the equivalent formula like this:

**=SUMPRODUCT((A2:A6=”excel”)*(B2:B6<50))**

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