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# 7 Ways to Count in Excel

Use Excel's functions to count numbers, data, blank cells or other items.
Count only the items that match one or more criteria.
Count only the items that are visible in a filtered list, or if rows have been manually hidden

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### 7 Ways to Count in Excel

1. 1. Ways to Count in Excel 7 Function Tips and Tricks
2. 2. 1 Problem # How many cells contain numbers?
3. 3. 1 Function #  Only counts numbers  Text and blank cells are ignored  NOTE: Dates are numbers, so they would be counted too
4. 4. 2 Problem # How many cells contain any type of data?
5. 5. 2 Function #  Counts numbers, text, TRUE/FALSE  Blank cells are ignored  NOTE: Cells that look blank might be counted, if they contain an empty string – ""
6. 6. 3 Problem # How many cells are empty?
7. 7. 3 Function #  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 – ""
8. 8. 4 Problem # How many orders for “Pen”?
9. 9. 4 Function #  Counts cells that contain exact data  NOTE: Criteria can be typed in the formula, or use reference to another cell
10. 10. 5 Problem # How many item names contain “Pen”?
11. 11. 5 Function #  Wildcard “*” used with criteria  “*” represents any characters  NOTE: Criteria can be typed in the formula, or use reference to another cell
12. 12. 6 Problem # How many Pen orders for 10 or more?
13. 13. 6 Function #  Count based on multiple criteria  NOTE: Criteria can be typed in the formula, or use reference to another cell
14. 14. 7 Problem # How many numbers in filtered list?
15. 15. 7 Function #  SUBTOTAL(102, Only counts numbers in visible rows  NOTE: Option 2 ignores rows hidden by filter; Option 102 also ignores manually hidden rows
16. 16.  Count Functions (get the sample file for this slide show)  Sum Functions  VLOOKUP Function  INDEX / MATCH Functions  INDIRECT Function
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