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The Excel Countif function counts only those items in a range that match criteria you set.
For example, suppose a group of children choose between one of 3 destinations Paris, Florida or New York and enter their choice of destination next to their name in an Excel spreadsheets.
The Countif formula can be used to count how many have opted for Paris
returns the result 3
returns the result 2 for those choosing NY.
Note the word Paris is in quotes because it is text.
There are several other related count functions in Excel:
Counts the total number of numeric non blank entries
Counts the total number of non blank enries (numeric and text entries)
Counts the number of blank entries
=Countifs (version Excel 2007)
Counts those items in a range that match multiple criteria you set.
See below for related articles on the Count function.
Related forum posts:
I have a table which I use filters on. Is there a way to apply the count function so that it counts the filtered results?
Hi, I have a spreadsheet that has columns of different items and I need to find out how many of each item are in the column. Ex: green blue yellow white green blue I need totals for each colour. Is there a way of doing this? Cheers, Dee
From pivot table below how do I do a count of the number of 6 figure digits below 9,510 9,530 and 9,540 in the first column. Column Labels 4 Row Labels Sum of ValueCOCur Count of ValueCOCur2 9,510 7,639 25 142,939 1,516 5 178,046 3,923 12 191,249 2,199 8 9,530 1,897 1 (blank) 1,897 1 9,540 19,647 57 140,831 817 3 141,128 790 3
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Hi, Please could you help. I have a sheet of data and want to quickly identify and duplications so that they can be removed. What is the quickest way of doing this? Many thanks. John
Is it possible to do nested countif functions?
How do you count if for more than one if? Count if row1 = 1 AND row2<30?
Once you've created calculations in Excel you might then have moved on to use Excel's own built in calculations in the form of functions. A popular Excel function is COUNT and this article summarises the different COUNT functions available and describes how each are used.
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