How to Use COUNT Function in Excel

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

COUNT function is a built in Excel function to calculate the Count of only numeric values in the range.

=COUNT (value1, [value2], ...)
Empty cells and text are not considered by COUNT function

If we write a formula

=COUNT(1,2,” Computers”)

It will return 2 as the count of numeric values which are 1 & 2.
Let’s understand more of this function using it an example.
Here we have some values in column A including the formula in A8 cell.
Use the formula to count cells having only numeric values. It includes any number, date and time.


4 is the count of numeric value cells which are A3, A6, A7 and A10.
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 function here. Please feel free to state your query or feedback for the above article.

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