This article describes the formula syntax and usage of the COUNTBLANKfunction in Microsoft Excel.
Counts empty cells in a specified range of cells.
The COUNTBLANK function syntax has the following arguments:
Range Required. The range from which you want to count the blank cells.
Cells with formulas that return "" (empty text) are also counted. Cells with zero values are not counted.
The example may be easier to understand if you copy it to a blank worksheet.
How do I copy an example?
Select the example in this article.
Important Do not select the row or column headers.
Selecting an example from Help
In Excel, create a blank workbook or worksheet.
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.
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.