To count the number of cells that contain text (i.e. not numbers, not errors, not blank), use the COUNTIF function and a wildcard. In the generic form of the formula (above), rng is a range of cells, and "*" is a wildcard matching any number of characters.
Subsequently, one may also ask, does Countif work with text?
How to count cells with specific text in Excel. Microsoft Excel has a special function to conditionally count cells, the COUNTIF function. All you have to do is to supply the target text string in the criteria argument.
Likewise, how do you count if there is anything in a cell?
Ways to count cells in a range of data
- Select the cell where you want the result to appear.
- On the Formulas tab, click More Functions, point to Statistical, and then click one of the following functions: COUNTA: To count cells that are not empty. COUNT: To count cells that contain numbers.
- Select the range of cells that you want, and then press RETURN.
How do I count cells in Excel without specific text?
For example, we want to count cells not containing the text of "count" in the Range A1:A40. In a blank cell enter the formula =COUNTIF(A1:A40,"<>*count*") and then press the Enter key. Then you will get the number of cells which don't contain the specific text of "count" in the specific Range A1:A40.
What is Countifs formula?
The Microsoft Excel COUNTIFS function counts the number of cells in a range, that meets a single or multiple criteria. It can be used as a worksheet function (WS) in Excel. As a worksheet function, the COUNTIFS function can be entered as part of a formula in a cell of a worksheet.