# 7 Ways to Count in Excel

Excel Video Tutorials Ways to Count in Excel 7 Function Tips and Tricks 1 1 Problem # How many cells contain numbers? Count Numbers 2 1 Function # Only counts numbers Text and blank cells are ignored NOTE: Dates are numbers, so they would be counted too COUNT 3 2 Problem # How many cells contain any type of data? Count All Data 4 2 Function # COUNTA Counts numbers, text, TRUE/FALSE Blank cells are ignored NOTE: Cells that look blank might be counted, if they contain an empty string â "" 5 3 Problem # How many cells are empty? Count Empty Cells 6 3 Function # COUNTBLANK Counts cells that are empty Cells with data are ignored NOTE: Cells that look blank might not be counted, if they contain an empty string â "" 7 4 Problem # How many orders for âPenâ? Count Specific Items 8 4 Function # COUNTIF Counts cells that contain exact data NOTE: Criteria can be typed in the formula, or use reference to another cell 9 5 Problem # How many item names contain âPenâ? Count Partial Items 10 5 Function # COUNTIF & * Wildcard â*â used with criteria â*â represents any characters NOTE: Criteria can be typed in the formula, or use reference to another cell 11 6 Problem # How many Pen orders for 10 or more? Multiple Criteria 12 6 Function # COUNTIFS Count based on multiple criteria NOTE: Criteria can be typed in the formula, or use reference to another cell 13 7 Problem # How many numbers in filtered list? Filtered List 14 7 Function # SUBTOTAL SUBTOTAL(102, Only counts numbers in visible rows NOTE: Option 2 ignores rows hidden by filter; Option 102 also ignores manually hidden rows 15 More Excel Functions Count Functions (get the sample file for this slide show) Sum FunctionsÂ  VLOOKUP FunctionÂ  INDEX / MATCH Functions INDIRECT FunctionÂ  16 Excel Tips & Tutorials http://www.contextures.com/ 30excelfunctionsin30days01.html Visit Contextures.com 30 Excel Functions Kit