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Countif: Counting With Commas In Cells

how do to count the number of occurrences of a text string in a range of cells, where some cell have comma delimited entries?

I am trying to count the number of times a project number is identified in a column of cells. However, in any row in that column a cell may have multiple project numbers referenced, separated by commas.

Using countif Excel thinks that the cell has a different entry and it won’t include it in the count even though the criteria string is in the cell.

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