To count the number of cells containing data in a range in Microsoft Excel we will use COUNTA function.
COUNTA:This function is used for count the non blank or occupied cells in a range It is capable of looking thousands of cell values together at once in Microsoft Excel.
Syntax of COUNTA:-
COUNTA(value1, [value2], …)
Now lets see the various formula types based on the arguments in this function –
|Argument Type||Formula Types||Explanation|
|Cell References||=COUNTA(A1, B1)||Count if cells A1 and B1 are occupied|
|Range Reference||=COUNTA(A1:A10)||Count how many occupied cells are in cells A1 to A10|
|Column Reference||=COUNTA(C:C)||Count how many occupied cells are in column C|
|Row Reference||=COUNTA(1:1)||Count how many occupied cells are in row 1|
|Multiple Columns/Rows||=COUNTA(A1:A10, C1:C10)||Count how many occupied cells are in A1 to A10 and from C1 to C10|
|Cell and Range Names||=COUNTA(Sales_2012)||Count how many occupied cells are in the range named Sales_2012 *|
Count if cells A1 and B1 are occupied:-
Count how many occupied cells are in cells A1 to A10
Count how many occupied cells are in column A
Count how many cells are occupied in row 1
Count how many cells are occupied in A1:A10 and C1:C10
Ranges A1:A10 and C1:C10 contain namesand some cells are blank. To identify how many cells are occupied follow the below given steps:-
Conclusion:- Thus, the COUNTA function counts information, including error values but excludes empty cells.
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