Excel COUNT() Function

In this article I will explain the count function. The COUNT() function returns the number of cells in a range which have numeric values in them. You can download the workbook for this article here.

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Syntax:

=COUNT(Range1, Range2, ....)

Where Range1, Range2, … are the ranges which the count function searches for numeric values in them


Example 1, Get Row Count:

In this example I will use the COUNT() function to get the number of rows with numeric values in them:

Excel, COUNT, Number of Rows with data

Result:

Excel, COUNT,Number of Rows with data result

If we choose to add extra rows to column A, the value in cell B2 would update automatically:

Excel, COUNT,Number of Rows with data result 2


Example 2, Get Column Count:

In this example I will use the COUNT() function to get the number of columns with numeric values in them:

Excel, COUNT, Number of Columns with Data

Result:

Excel, COUNT, Number of Columns with Data Result

By adding columns to row 1, cell B2 would update automatically.

Related article: Click here for a guide on COUNTIF().

And here’s more information on counting rows and empty rows using VBA.

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