I have a worksheet consist of multiple Item Templates (Note that 1 template have different values) in in Column A and the item attributes in Column B to Column GD, I want to get the value of "NULL" per item template from Column B:GD. I tried the below formula but it doesn't give the correct value, actually it has an error.

```
=COUNTIF(A:A,VLOOKUP("*Finished Good*",B:GD,2,0))
```

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answered 2 years ago bzimor #1

For VLOOKUP() function, value which you search should be placed at the first column. Then your formula should be like this:

```
=COUNTIF(D:GD,VLOOKUP("*Finished Good*",A:GD,4,0))
```

answered 2 years ago Karpak #2

You can try the below formula, if your requirement is to find number of 'NULL' for 'Finished Goods' - I feel this is your requirement.

```
=SUMPRODUCT((A3:A100="Finished Goods")*COUNTIF(OFFSET($B$3:$GD$100,(ROW(A3:A100)-3),0,1,COLUMNS($B$3:$GC$100)-1),"NULL")*1)
```