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#### blivy

I'm trying to count the number of entries in a range B2:B1847 that ar

either

BKROCK

BLACKRCK

BLACKROCK

BLACROCK

BLK RCK

BLKRCK

BLKRK

BLKRO

BLKROCK

(note that these all have numerous strings of differing amounts o

numbers on the end so I cannot use a RIGHT function)

The formula I had been using up until now was

=SUMPRODUCT((#other criteria#)*(LEFT(B2:B1847,2)="BL"))

but this returns BLACK RIVER which I don't want to count and doesn'

include BKROCK OR BLKRO.

I also tried the following:

=SUMPRODUCT((#other criteria#)*(ISNUMBER(SEARCH("CK",B2:B1847))))

but this counts MAVERICK CAPITAL as well and not BLKRO.

I wondered if I could perhaps combine a SEARCH and OR function a

follows

=SUMPRODUCT((#othe

criteria#)*(ISNUMBER(SEARCH(OR("BKROCK","BLACKRCK","BLACKROCK","BLACROCK","BL

RCK","BLKRCK","BLKRK","BLKRO","BLKROCK"

),B2:B1847))))

but it just returns the value 0.

Does anyone know what I'm doing wrong and if there is another way aroun

it?

Thanks