In this Excel tutorial article, we will try to learn all the possible ways to use the COUNTIFS functions.

## Countifs function basics

Let us start with a simple COUNTIFS function. Let us use simple data and use the formula: **=COUNTIFS(A1:A6,"4")**

The result is 1, as it found a simple instance of 4.

But if we have more than one condition in more than one range, we will have to use the COUNTIFS instead of the simple countif excel function.

Let's have the following data. Find someone from team1 with 4 marks: **=COUNTIFS(A2:A7,A4,B2:B7,B2)**

See if we have more conditions. I'm adding more data.

Let us see the result of the following formula: **=COUNTIFS(A2:A7,A4,B2:B7,B2,C2:C7,"SchoolB",D2:D7, "2nd")**

Please find below the result: 1 (row 4).

Further reading: COUNTIF for non-empty cells How to countif cells with partial match?