COUNTA function

Counts the number of arguments that are not empty.

Syntax

COUNTA(value1,value2,...)

Value1, value2, ...     are 1 to 30 arguments representing the values you want to count. In this case, a value is any type of information, including empty text ("") but not including empty arguments. If you do not need to count logical values, text, or error values, use the COUNT function.

Examples

Col1

Col2

Col3

Col4

Col5

Col6

Col7

Formula

Description (Result)

Sales

12/8/2008

19

22.24

TRUE

#DIV/0!

=COUNTA([Col1],[Col2],[Col3],[Col4],[Col5],[Col6],[Col7])

Counts the number of nonblank arguments in the list (6)

Sales

12/8/2008

19

22.24

TRUE

#DIV/0!

=COUNTA([Col4],[Col5],[Col6],[Col7]))

Counts the number of nonblank arguments in the last 4 rows of the list (4)

Sales

12/8/2008

19

22.24

TRUE

#DIV/0!

=COUNTA([Col1],[Col2],[Col3],[Col4],[Col5],[Col6],[Col7],2)

Counts the number of nonblank arguments in the list and the value 2 (7)

Sales

12/8/2008

19

22.24

TRUE

#DIV/0!

=COUNTA([Col1],[Col2],[Col3],[Col4],[Col5],[Col6],[Col7], "Two")

Counts the number of nonblank arguments in the list and the value "Two" (7)

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