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How to calculate the percentage of yes and no from a list in Excel?

How could you calculate the percentage of yes and no text from a list of range cells in Excel worksheet? Maybe this article will help you to deal with the task.

Calculate the percentage of yes and no from a list of cells with formula


Calculate the percentage of yes and no from a list of cells with formula

To get the percentage of a specific text from a list of cells, the following formula can help you, please do as this:

1. Enter this formula: =COUNTIF(B2:B15,"Yes")/COUNTA(B2:B15) into a blank cell where you want to get the result, and then press Enter to a decimal number, see screenshot:

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2. Then you should change this cell format to percent, and you will get the result you need, see screenshot:

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Notes:

1. In the above formula,B2:B15 is the list of cells which contain the specific text you want to calculate the percentage;

2. To calculate the percentage of no text, please just apply this formula: =COUNTIF(B2:B15,"No")/COUNTA(B2:B15).

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i'm trying to use this formula, but some how it keeps gettings stuck on the dividing part.
=AANTAL.ALS(K3:K85;"yes")/AANTALARG(K3:K85,"yes")

AANTAL.ALS= COUNTIF
AANTALARG= COUNTA
what is wrong with the formula?
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I am want to use a function that calculate a rate of 1 to 5 using a percentage of each cell if the answer is yes. Rate = (country x 25%)+(role x 25%) + (age x 25%) + ( risk x 25%)
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Hello,

I am looking to get a percentage of cells populated in a column. I have built a tracking sheet for a project where associates will enter their initials into the cells to show they have completed that task. I would like to show a percentage of tasks completed if that makes sense?

Thanks,
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Hi Mandy,

How do you use this formula =COUNTIF(B2:B15,"Yes")/COUNTA(B2:B15)

But to fetch data across multiple Sheets? For example I am looking for the word 'Yes' in a second sheet and third sheet but would like to populate the result on the first sheet.

Thank
Jas
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Hello, Jas
If you want to get the percentage of Yes from multiple sheets, may be the below formula can help you:

=(COUNTIF(Sheet2!B2:B15,"Yes")+COUNTIF(Sheet3!B2:B15,"Yes"))/(COUNTA(Sheet2!B2:B15)+COUNTA(Sheet3!B2:B15))

But, if you just need to put the result in another sheet, please apply the below formula:
=COUNTIF(Sheet2!B2:B15,"Yes")/COUNTA(Sheet2!B2:B15)

Please have a try, hope it can help you! If you have any other question, please comment here.
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Team Outcome
1 Won
2 lost
4 lost
5 lost
6 Won


=COUNTIF(Table1[[#Headers],[Outcome]],"Lost")/COUNTA(Table1[[#Headers],[Outcome]])

Why does this not work using the Tables parameters ?
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Forgot to mention, this returns 0 no matter the data
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Hello, Dan,
As you said, the formula does not work correctlly in a table format, so, you need to use it in a normal range. Please don't put the formula next to the table, locate it beyond the table, as below screenshot shown:
https://www.extendoffice.com/images/stories/comments/comment-skyyang/lost-percentage.png

Please try, hope it can help you!
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gracias, me sirvió la formula para calcular el % de SI y NO
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How do you use the countif when you are trying 3 different criteria to equal a percentage.
Yes/No/NA
NA- should not impact the total combined percentage of Yes/No Answers. Using as an excel audit tool.

=IF(A23="","",COUNTIF(E23:I23,"Yes")/(COUNTIF(E23:I23,"Yes")+COUNTIF(E23:I23,"NO")))

This formula is still decreasing total score when N/A is selected in cell.
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Hello Brandy,
Thanks for your message. In B1:B10, there are 3 different data: Yes/No/NA. To calculate the percentage of the number of Yes of the total number of Yes and No, please input the formula: =IF(B1="","",COUNTIF(B1:B10,"Yes")/(COUNTIF(B1:B10,"Yes")+COUNTIF(B1:B10,"NO"))). You will get the correct result.
Sincerely,
Mandy
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this worked HOWEVER, when I do a sort the % does not change with the sorted data. How can I get the % to change when I sort?
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Hello Nataile,
Glad to help. When you sort the data, you need to change the range in the Countif formula to absolute. Otherwise, the results will be wrong. For example, the first formula in the artical should be changed to: =COUNTIF($B$2:$B$15,"Yes")/COUNTA(B2:B15) . Please have a try.

Sincerely,
Mandy
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Trying to find a way to use the function

=COUNTIF(F3:F17,F21:F35,P3:P17,P21:P35,F39:F53,P39:P53,Z3:Z17,Z21:Z35,Z39:Z53,AJ3:AJ17,AJ21:AJ35,AJ39:AJ53,"No")/COUNTA(F3:F17,F21:F35,P3:P17,P21:P35,F39:F53,P39:P53,Z3:Z17,Z21:Z35,Z39:Z53,AJ3:AJ17,AJ21:AJ35,AJ39:AJ53)
However, it says I can only have 2 arguments. Is there another function I have to use for this many ranges?

Any help is much appreciated!
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Bonjour,

En utilisant votre formule j'arrive a une erreur et rien n'apparait est-ce normal ? d'autant plus que j'ai bien entré la formule ..
Pouvez vous m'aider svp ?
Merci
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