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Excel count (number function)
The Excel count function will calculate how many cells, containing numbers dates or times, appear in a range of cells. Cells that contain text or are blank are not counted.
Should you want to count cells that contain text use the COUNTA function.
For example, if you have number values in all but 2 of a range of cells A1 through to A10, you use the COUNT function which is written as: =COUNT(A1:A10)
The result is 8, since only 8 of the 10 cells are filled in.
The main benefit of using the COUNT function is that it will save you loads of time since you do not have to manually count the cells containing numbers or dates and time.
Imagine manually counting a range which spans 60,000 rows...simply use the Excel COUNT function... it will do the task in a flash!
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