COUNTA

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

Rational

Counts non-blank cells (Numbers and Text).

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 the remaining area is filled with any value, to count values in the range A1:A10; =COUNTA(A1:A10), the formula 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 Excel COUNTA function counts numerical, dates, text, logical, error values in each range (value)
  • The user can use the COUNT function to count only numerical numbers.
  • A cell with any value including zero or space is counted.

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