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Chapter 17: Creating Formulas That Count and Sum
TABLE 17.1 Excel Counting and Summing Functions
Function
Description
COUNT
Returns the number of cells that contain a numeric value.
COUNTA
Returns the number of nonblank cells.
COUNTBLANK
Returns the number of blank cells.
COUNTIF
Returns the number of cells that meet a specifi ed criterion.
COUNTIFS *
Returns the number of cells that meet multiple criteria.
DCOUNT
Counts the number of records that meet specifi ed criteria; used with a
worksheet database.
DCOUNTA
Counts the number of nonblank records that meet specifi ed criteria; used
with a worksheet database.
DSUM
Returns the sum of a column of values that meet specifi ed criteria; used with
a worksheet database.
FREQUENCY
Calculates how often values occur within a range of values and returns a
vertical array of numbers. Used only in a multicell array formula.
SUBTOTAL
When used with a fi rst argument of 2 , 3 , 102 , or 103 , returns a count of cells
that comprise a subtotal; when used with a fi rst argument of 9 or 109 ,
returns the sum of cells that comprise a subtotal.
SUM
Returns the sum of its arguments.
SUMIF
Returns the sum of cells that meet a specifi ed criterion.
SUMIFS *
Returns the sum of cells that meet multiple criteria.
SUMPRODUCT
Multiplies corresponding cells in two or more ranges and returns the sum of
those products.
* These functions were introduced in Excel 2007.
Getting a Quick Count or Sum
The Excel status bar can display useful information about the currently selected cells — no formulas
required. Normally, the status bar displays the sum and count of the values in the selected range. You
can, however, right-click the status bar to bring up a menu with other options. You can choose any or
all of the following: Average, Count, Numerical Count, Minimum, Maximum, and Sum.
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