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How to count the number of error cells / non error cells in Excel?
In Excel, when you apply some formulas, it maybe occurs some error values, and now you need to count how many error cells or non-error cells in your data range. How could you solve this task quickly?
Select Cells with Error Value (quickly select non-blank cells from a selection or whole sheet.）
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As we all known, there are several types of errors such as #DIV/0!, #REF!, #VALUE! and so on when the formulas running wrong, you can count the number of all types of errors with a simple array formula. Please do as this:
1. In a blank cell, type this formula =SUM(IF(ISERROR(A1:C10),1)), see screenshot:
2. Then press Ctrl+Shift+Enter keys together, and you will get the number of all the error values of the range.
Note: In the above formula, A1:C10 is the range that you want to use, you can change it as you need.
Sometimes, you just want to count a specific type of errors only, for example, to find out how many #DIV/0! errors in the range. In this case, the above formula will not work, here the COUNTIF function can help you.
1. In a blank cell, please type this formula =COUNTIF(A1:C10,"#DIV/0!"), see screenshot:
2. Then press Enter key, and the number of #DIV/0! error cells will be counted.
Note: In the above formula, A1:C10 is the range that you want to use, and #DIV/0! is the type error that you want to count, you can replace it as your need.
If you want to count the number of cells without errors, you can use this array formula: =SUM(IF( NOT( ISERROR(A1:C10)),1 )), and then press Ctrl+Shift+Enter keys simultaneously. And all the cells ignoring error cells will be calculated (including blank cells). See screenshots:
If you have Kutools for Excel installed, you can quickly count the error cells with one click, and at the same time, you can select the errors.
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After installing Kutools for Excel, please do as below:(Free Download Kutools for Excel Now!)
Select the range you use, and click Kutools > Select > Select Cells with Error Value. See screenshot:
Now all the error values have been selected, and a dialog pops out to remind you that the number of error values.
If you want to select and count the non-error cells, after applying Kutools for Excel's Select Cells with Error Value utility, keep the errors selected, and click Kutools > Select > Select Range Helper, then in the popping dialog, check Inverse Selection to inverse select cells, and all the cells ignoring errors have been selected, and you can view the counting result in the Status bar. See screenshots:
In some times, you may want to convert all error values to 0 or nothing or other special texts, and Kutools for Excel's Error Condition Wizard function can help you to quickly handle it.
After free installing Kutools for Excel, please do as below:
1. Select the range that contain errors and click Kutools > More > Error Condition Wizard.See screenshot:
2. In the Error Condition Wizard dialog, specify the option you need in the Error display section. See screenshot:
3. Click Ok, and now, all the error values in the selected range have been converted.