COUNTBLANK function

This article describes the formula syntax and usage of the COUNTBLANKfunction in Microsoft Excel.

Description

Counts empty cells in a specified range of cells.

Syntax

COUNTBLANK(range)

The COUNTBLANK function syntax has the following arguments:

  • Range    Required. The range from which you want to count the blank cells.

Remark

Cells with formulas that return "" (empty text) are also counted. Cells with zero values are not counted.

Example

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

How do I copy an example?

  1. Select the example in this article.

    Important   Do not select the row or column headers.

    selecting an example from help

    Selecting an example from Help

  2. Press CTRL+C.

  3. In Excel, create a blank workbook or worksheet.

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

    Important   For the example to work properly, you must paste it into cell A1 of the worksheet.

  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.

After you copy the example to a blank worksheet, you can adapt it to suit your needs.

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=IF(B4<30,"",B4)

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Formula

Description (Result)

=COUNTBLANK(A2:B5)

Counts empty cells in the range above. The formula returns empty text. (4)

Applies To: Excel 2007, Excel 2010, Excel Starter, Excel Online, SharePoint Online



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