Count nonblank cells

Let's say you want to find out how many people entered project hours this week or how many products sold on a specific day. To count nonblank cells, use the COUNTA function.

Example

The example may be easier to understand if you copy it to a blank worksheet.

The example may be easier to understand if you copy it to a blank worksheet.

How to copy an example

  1. Create a blank workbook or worksheet.

  2. Select the example in the Help topic.

    Note: Do not select the row or column headers.

    Selecting an example from Help

    Selecting an example from Help

  3. Press CTRL+C.

  4. In the worksheet, select cell A1, and press CTRL+V.

  5. To switch between viewing the results and viewing the formulas that return the results, press CTRL+` (grave accent), or on the Formulas tab, in the Formula Auditing group, click the Show Formulas button.

A

Data

Sales

19

TRUE

Formula

Description (Result)

=COUNTA(A2:A6)

Counts the number of nonblank cells in the list above (3)

=COUNTA(A2:A3, A6)

Counts the number of nonblank cells in the top two, and bottom cell in the list (1)

Function details

COUNTA

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