COUNTBLANK function

This article describes the formula syntax and usage of the COUNTBLANK function 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.

To run this formula, you need to turn off iterative calculation. Here's how:

  1. Click the File tab, and then click Options.

  2. Click Formulas, and under Calculation options, clear the Enable iterative calculation check box, then click OK.

Example

Copy the example data in the following table, and paste it in cell A1 of a new Excel worksheet. For formulas to show results, select them, press F2, and then press Enter. If you need to, you can adjust the column widths to see all the data.

Data

Data

6

27

4

34

Formula

Description

Result

=COUNTBLANK(A2:B5)

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

4

Note You need to turn iterative calculation off to run this formula. Click the File tab, click Options, click Formulas, and under Calculation options, clear the Enable iterative calculation check box.

Applies To: Excel 2016 Preview, Excel 2010, Excel Starter, Excel 2013, Excel Online, Excel 2016 for Mac, Excel for Mac 2011, Excel 2007



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