# Count amount of desired numbers in a single cell and return that value in another cel

#### jmallory76

##### New member
Hello,

I'm having trouble with this, and hoping someone can point me in the right direction with a formula.

For instance A1 contains the following numbers:

15;17;20;45;48;61;69;72;76;77;80

I would like a formula that would see that A1 contains the values 15, 20, 45 and 69 for example and return the amount of matches found. So in cell B1, I would get the value 4 (the amount of my desired numbers found).

If I only requested to see if A1 contains the values 17 and 45...B1 would return the value 2 with my desired formula.

Thank you in advance for any help or insight.

#### NoS

##### New member
How do you know or where do you find the numbers that you want to check for?

#### jmallory76

##### New member
The numbers I'm looking for will always be different based on different data I need to look at. But for example, here are a few rows of numbers:

 15;17;20;45;48;61;69;72;76;77;80 15;17;20;45;48;61;69;72;76;77;80 15;17;19;20;61;69;72;76;77;80;86 15;17;20;48;61;69;72;76;77;80;86 15;19;20;45;48;61;69;72;76;77;86 15;20;48;49;61;69;72;76;77;80;86 15;19;20;45;48;61;69;72;76;77;86 15;17;20;61;69;72;76;77;80;82;86 15;17;20;45;61;69;72;76;77;80;82 15;17;19;20;61;69;72;76;77;80;86 15;17;19;20;61;69;72;76;77;80;86 15;17;20;45;48;61;69;72;76;77;80 15;17;19;20;61;69;72;76;77;80;86

Let's say I want to see if each row of cells contains the following numbers...15, 17, 20, 86. So in the first cell of data I provided the value I would like returned is 3 because it contains 3 of my desired numbers. In the third row, C1, for example, I would want the value 4 returned because that cell contains 4 of my desired numbers.

Thanks so much for your help on this, I can't wrap my head around how to make a formula for this.

#### NBVC

##### Super Moderator
Staff member
Assuming the numbers you want to look up in L1:L4 and that they are all 2 digits as per your sample, then try

=SUMPRODUCT(COUNTIF(A1,"*"&\$L\$1:\$L\$4&"*"))

Note: Your L1:L4 range should not contain blanks or single digits. You could create a dynamic named range so that you can add or remove as necessary.