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COUNTA

Counts cells that are not blank in Excel
Counts how many values are in the list of arguments

Rational

Counts non blank cells.

Description

The Excel COUNTA function returns the count of numbers and text within the reference list of arguments ignoring blank cells.
For example, if A1:A10 contains three empty cells and remaining are filled with any value, to count values in the range A1:A10; =COUNTA(A1:A10) will return 7 (ignoring blank).

Syntax

= COUNTA(value1, [value2], …)

Parameters

value1 – First range or array of values
value2 [optional] – Second range or array of values.
The COUNTA function can accommodate up to 255 numbers as an argument.

Return Value

An Integer indicating counts of non-blank cells.

Key Notes

  • The COUNTA function counts numerical, dates, text, logical, error values in each range (value)
  • The user can use COUNT function to count only numerical numbers.
  • A cell with any value including zero or space is counted.

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