Another request for COUNTIF here. I’m using Airtable for members of a committee to rate suggestions. Each row looks something like:

[suggestion] [rating] [rating] [rating]

Where each committee member gets a column in which to put ratings. (This lets me give each member their own view showing only their ratings, so they aren’t influenced by one another’s thought.) Each rating is a number: 5, 2, 0, -5. (5 means “MUST DO THIS”, -5 means “WORST IDEA EVER”.)

In addition to summing the ratings to give each suggestion an aggregate score, I’d like to be able to count ratings to see how many people rated each one 5 or -5. This will tell me how polarizing the item is. An item that has an aggregate rating of 0 because everyone was indifferent to it is quite different from one that has an aggregate rating of 0 because half the committee thought it was great and the other half thought it was awful.

I was actually first looking for a MODE function, but there isn’t one, so I thought I’d kludge it with COUNTIF. But there isn’t COUNTIF either! This may be one of those dreaded situations where I copy my Airtable base into Excel just to perform a few basic functions. Please add both MODE and COUNTIF.