Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Counting nonblank cells
The following formula uses the COUNTA function to return the number of nonblank cells in a range named
The COUNTA function counts cells that contain values, text, or logical values (TRUE or FALSE).
If a cell contains a formula that returns an empty string, that cell is included in the
count returned by COUNTA even though the cell appears to be blank.
Counting numeric cells
To count only the numeric cells in a range, use the following formula, which assumes that the range is named
Cells that contain a date or a time are considered to be numeric cells. Cells that contain a logical value (TRUE
or FALSE) are not considered to be numeric cells.
Counting text cells
To count the number of text cells in a range, you need to use an array formula. The array formula that follows
returns the number of text cells in a range named Data:
Counting nontext cells
The following array formula uses Excel's ISNONTEXT function, which returns TRUE if its argument refers to
any nontext cell (including a blank cell). This formula returns the count of the number of cells not containing
text (including blank cells):
Counting logical values
The following array formula returns the number of logical values (TRUE or FALSE) in a range named Data:
Counting error values in a range