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On Thu, 8 Jul 2021 22:38:49 +0100
David Lynch <> wrote:

The documentation 
for COUNTIF gives the following examples, among others:

  and these do indeed work.

  However the list of regular expressions linked from the COUNTIF
does not include the use of > and < as operators.

Neither does the "full list of supported metacharacters and syntax" 
linked from the help page in the previous paragraph.

Neither does the page
<> linked from the
REGEX help page

Please, is there anywhere that tells me what regular expressions are 

David Lynch

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I don't believe that '>'and '<' used as operators are regular
expressions. They are parts of more general 'criteria', which the
implies are 'wild cards'. But searching the documentation doesn't reveal
any definition or even explanation of what a wild card is :(

So I think the answer to your question is that the definition of
regexes supported is indeed
<> but
that the particular criterion you are interested in is not a regex and
thus not documented there. Perhaps somebody else knows where such
criteria ARE documented?

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