Excel Count Functions │ 5 Practical Functions in Excel

5.7 min read|Last Updated: December 23rd, 2023|Categories: excel|
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When working with Excel, there will be times that you need to know how many cells are containing data, how many are empty, or how many meet a specific condition. In these cases, you will need the count functions.

Microsoft has provided five variations of the count function: COUNT, COUNTA, COUNTBLANK, COUNTIF, and COUNTIFS.

In this blog, we will introduce all of the count functions in Excel and explain when to use them one by one.

COUNT Function

The COUNT function is the first member of the count family. It returns the number of cells containing numeric values within a range or array. Using the COUNT function, you can understand how many numbers, dates, and even text representations of numbers you have.

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