How to Use COUNTA Function in Excel

In this article, we will learn about how to use the COUNTA function in Excel.

COUNTA function is a built in Excel function to calculate the Count of cells having Text, numbers or logic_test.

=COUNTA (value1, [value2], …)
Non-Empty cells considered by COUNTA function

If we write a formula

=COUNTA(1,2,” Computers”,” ”)

It will return 4 as the count of cell having values are 4.
Here “ ” creates an empty cell but is counted by COUNTA function.
Let’s understand more of this function using it an example.
Here we have some values in column A including the formula in A4 cell.
Use the formula to count cells having any values.


7 is the count of numeric value cells. Fully Empty cells are A6 & A9.
Use the COUNTA function to count text and logic_values in Excel.
Hope you understood how to use COUNTA function in Excel. Explore more articles on built-in Excel cell count function here. Please feel free to state your query or feedback for the above article.

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