**The COUNTIF function** is a great tool to count any values both texts and numbers with single criteria. But the problem arises when we want to use it for multiple criteria. That’s why we have to put the **OR** logic into the **COUNTIF** function to solve this problem. In this article, we’ll see 4 useful examples to use the **COUNTIF** function with **OR** logic in Google Sheets with clear images and steps. We’ll also see the alternative of using the **COUNTIF** function with **OR** logic in Google Sheets.

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**4 Useful Examples to Use COUNTIF Function with OR Logic in Google Sheets**

Let’s get introduced to our dataset first. Here we have some products in **Column B** and their prices in **Column C**. We want to use the **COUNTIF** function to count for multiple values like products or prices in Google Sheets. So I’ll show you 4 practical examples of using the **COUNTIF** function with **OR** logic in Google Sheets through this dataset.

**Example 1. Combining ARRAYFORMULA, SUM and COUNTIF Functions**

We can combine the **ARRAYFORMULA****, ****SUM****,** and **COUNTIF** functions for getting multiple values in Google Sheets. The **COUNTIF** function alone can not give values for multiple criteria. But the combination of these 3 functions will resolve the issue. We’ll see 2 examples here. One for text values and the other for numerical values.

**1.1 For Text Values**

Foremost, we’ll apply the combination of the **ARRAYFORMULA, SUM,** and **COUNTIF** functions to get the count for text values. Here we’ll search for the products “Desktop” and “Laptop” in our product range and get the total number of them as output.

**Steps:**

- Firstly, type the following formula in
**Cell B16**–

`=ARRAYFORMULA(SUM(COUNTIF(B5:B13,{"Desktop","Laptop"})))`

- Secondly, hit
**Enter**to get the result.

**Formula Breakdown**

**COUNTIF(B5:B13,{“Desktop”,”Laptop”})**

Earlier on, this function counts the values “Desktop” and “Laptop” in the range from **Cell B5** to **B13** separately.

**SUM(COUNTIF(B5:B13,{“Desktop”,”Laptop”}))**

Then, this function adds the separate counted values to give the total counted values.

**ARRAYFORMULA(SUM(COUNTIF(B5:B13,{“Desktop”,”Laptop”})))**

Lastly, this function expands the calculation in the whole range from **Cell B5** to **B13.**

- Finally, you’ll see that there are 7 products titled “Desktop” and “Laptop” in
**Column B**which is matching with the output.

**Read More: ****Use COUNTIF If Cell Contains Specific Text in Google Sheets**

**1.2 For Numerical Values**

In the following step, we’ll look for the values “$200” and “$500” in our price range and bring out the total number of matches as our output.

**Steps:**

- At first, select
**Cell B16.** - Then, insert the following formula there-

`=ARRAYFORMULA(SUM(COUNTIF(C5:C13,{200,500})))`

- Next, press
**Enter**to see the outcome.

- At last, you’ll notice that
**Column C**contains 6 prices labeled “$200” and “$500” that correspond to the output.

**Read More: ****Google Sheets Count Cells from Another Workbook with COUNTIF Function**

**Example 2. Using COUNTIF Function with Plus Operator**

We can use the **COUNTIF** function with **OR** logic in Google Sheets to get output for multiple criteria. For this purpose, we have to use the plus operator (+) for adding 2 **COUNTIF** functions serially. The single **COUNTIF** function gives results for a single condition. Adding them with the plus operator (+) enables us to use this function for several conditions. We’ll conduct a search for the terms “Desktop” and “Laptop” in our dataset and produce the total number of results. Let’s see how to do it.

**Steps:**

- First of all, activate
**Cell B16**and put the following formula there-

`=COUNTIF(B5:B13,"Desktop")+COUNTIF(B5:B13,"Laptop")`

- Click
**Enter**to see the result after that.

**Formula Breakdown**

- The first
**COUNTIF**function will count for “Desktop” in the range from**Cell B5**to**B13**. - Then, the next one will do the same for the “Laptop” at the same range.
- Lastly, the plus operator (+) will add these 2 values and give the total numbers of them.

- In the end, you’ll see that
**Column B**has 7 items with the labels “Desktop” and “Laptop” that match the output.

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**Example 3. Applying COUNIF Function with Minus Operator**

Apart from the previous method, we want to search the total no of prices between “$500” and “$300” from the prices in **Column C**. So, I’ll now add a minus operator (-) between 2 **COUNTIF** functions. After that, we’ll get the total no of prices between those 2 mentioned prices. That’s how we use the **COUNTIF** function with **OR** logic in Google Sheets to get results for several conditions.

**Steps:**

- In the beginning, turn on
**Cell B16**and enter the next formula there-

`=COUNTIF(C5:C13,"<=500")-COUNTIF(C5:C13,"<=300")`

- Thereafter, hit
**Enter**to view the outcome.

**Formula Breakdown**

- In the region from
**Cell C5**to**Cell C13**, the first**COUNTIF**function will count for values that are less than or equal to “$500”. - The next one will repeat the process for values in the same range that are less than or equal to “$300”.
- The total number of values between the two values is then determined by subtracting the second value from the first one using the minus operator (-).

- Ultimately, you’ll notice that
**Column C**has 4 items between “$500” and “$300” that correspond to the output.

**Read More: ****COUNTIF with Greater than and Less than Criteria in Google Sheets**

**Example 4. Using COUNTIF Function Across Multiple Sheets**

Now, we’ll see how to use the **COUNTIF** function across multiple sheets in the same Google Sheets. Below we have a dataset named **“Dataset 2”** where we have some products in **Column B** and prices in **Column C**.

We have another dataset named **“Dataset 3” **where we have the same products and prices. Now, we’ll search for the product “Desktop” in both sheets and put the output in **Cell B6** of **“Dataset 3”. **Let’s see how to do it below.

**Steps:**

- Before all, start by selecting
**Cell B16**in**“Dataset 3”**and entering the following formula there-

`=COUNTIF('Dataset 2'!B5:B13,"Desktop")+COUNTIF('Dataset 3'!B5:B13,"Desktop")`

- Consequently, to see the result, press
**Enter**. - Finally, you’ll find a total of 8 entries for the product “Desktop” across the 2 sheets.

**Formula Breakdown**

- The first
**COUNTIF**function will count for “Desktop” in**“Dataset 2”**in the cells from**Cell****B5**to**B13**. - The subsequent one will complete the same work in
**“Dataset 3”**after that. - In the end, the plus operator (+) will add these 2 values and give the total numbers of “Desktop” in 2 sheets.

**Read More: ****How to Use COUNTIF for Cells Not Equal to Text in Google Sheets**

**Alternative to Use COUNTIF with OR Logic in Google Sheets**

Alternatively, we can use **the COUNTIFS function** for multiple criteria instead of using the **COUNTIF** function with **OR **logic in Google Sheets. The **COUNTIFS** function alone served the purpose of getting results for multiple values. You’ll find the steps below.

**Steps:**

- Initially, activate
**Cell B16.** - Then, put the formula there-

`=COUNTIFS(B5:B13,"Desktop",C5:C13,200)`

- Moreover, click
**Enter**to get the desired output.

- At last, you’ll discover a total of 3 entries in
**Columns B**and**C**for the item “Desktop” and the price “$200” that corresponds with the result.

**Conclusion**

That’s all for now. Thank you for reading this article. In this article, I have discussed 4 useful examples to use the **COUNTIF** function with **OR** logic in Google Sheets for multiple criteria. I have also discussed the alternative of using the **COUNTIF** function with **OR** logic in Google Sheets. Please comment in the comment section if you have any queries about this article. You will also find different articles related to google sheets on our **officewheel.com****.** Visit the site and explore more.