This formula counts birthdays in the year 2000, that appear in the range C5:C11.
Note: this formula uses the named range "dates", C5:C11.
How this formula works
The COUNTIFS function is built to count cells that meet multiple criteria. In this case, we need to provide two criteria: one criteria for the earlier date and one for the later date. We supply the named range dates (C5:C11) for both criteria.
To construct each date, we use the DATE function:
DATE(E5,1,1)// build first day of year
DATE(E5,12,31)// build last day of year
The DATE function makes it easy to build dates based on year, month, and day arguments that are either hard-coded or supplied as cell references. In the example, month and day are hard-coded, and we get year from column E.
Note that >= and <= must be entered as text and surrounded by double quotes. This means we must use concatenation (&) to join each operator to each date.
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