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]]>In simple words, Excel COUNTA function counts every cell value which is not blank. This function counts each non-blank cell value as “1” and skips blanks.

In the previous blog post, we learned about Excel COUNT Function which counts only numeric values in a cell.

Let’s learn this function from the beginning.

Excel COUNTA Function returns the number of all non-blank cells

=COUNTA (value1, [value2]… [Value 255])

[this is required argument] this is a cell, or range of cells, where we will apply the COUNTA function.

(optional argument) enter up to value 255] more items, cell reference or a range where we will apply the COUNTA function.

Excel COUNTA function counts all non-blank cells and skips blank.

This function will count all type of data like- Numeric values, text, #N/A error, TRUE, FALSE, #value! Error or any kind of error values.

This function will count even space, as space is also a character.

Excel COUNTA function works with integers, decimal values, DATE values too.

If the result of a formula is empty, this function will count that also. See example:- =IF(A5=”4″, “Yes”, “”).

As per the above function, if the cell “A5” value is “4”, the function displays the result as “Yes”. But if cell “A5” has any other value this function will show the result as a blank cell as described in the function.

Excel COUNTA Function consider “1” value in both cases whether is a blank value or not.

In the below image, some different values are stored within a range.

Now apply COUNTA function here at the bottom of this dataset.

In the given range, there are only 5 values and two blank cells are appearing but the result of the total count is showing “6”.

Which means there is another value is existing within the blank cell but not visible.

Now we will check the length of each of the blank cell if there is any character is existing.

So, for that apply the Excel LEN Function, see below image:-

We have applied Excel LEN Function in the two blank cells as we can see in the above image.

LEN function has “0” result in cell “A3”, it means this cell has not any value or character existing here.

But in cell “A6” Excel LEN function has found the result as “1”, which means this cell has a single character.

So if even a blank space is existing within a cell, Excel COUNTA Function consider it as a value and count it.

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]]>Suppose that we want to make a count of a range (B2: B6) i.e. (1, 5, 7, a, b) and apply COUNT function =COUNT (B2: B6) and our result is 3. As per the rule of this function count only three numeric values and skips the text. See in the screenshot below:-

Here in this data column tree values are appearing as numeric and rest two values as text. This function will not count text values, so our total count is 3.

In this blog post, I will describe the rules of Excel COUNT Function with some examples.

Let’s learn this function from the beginning.

Below are the syntax and arguments of the COUNT function describes.

Excel COUNT Function will return counts of numeric values with a cell or range of cell.

=COUNT (value1, [value2],….[value 255])

cell value, cell reference or a range within which we want to make a count.

(optional) up to [value 255] more items, cell reference or a range of cells.

Any arguments are numbers, dates or text representation of numbers are counted.

Logical values (TRUE/FALSE) and text representations of numbers that we type directly into the list of arguments are counted.

Any arguments that are error values or text that cannot be translated into numbers are not counted.

If the argument is an array or reference, only numbers in that array or reference are counted. Empty cells, logical values, text, or error values in the array or reference are not counted.

If the values TRUE and FALSE, appearing in the range are not counted.

Considering the above rules, I have created a chart of examples to understand the Excel COUNT function in a better way.

In the above chart, I have tried to include almost every kind of example, which may occur when we want to make a count.

Apart from these examples, Excel COUNT Function work equally when applying the function in a single range or multiple ranges. This function will give the result equally. See the below image:-

This is the very basic function of Excel but has so many things to learn and understand. I hope this blog post of about Excel COUNT Function helps to understand this function in a better way.

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