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How to count merged cells in selected range in Excel?

Author: Sun Last Modified: 2020-05-27

Usually, you prefer to merge all same value cells in a range in Excel. But in some circumstances, you may need to count all merged cells in a selected range. How to deal with it? This article will introduce two methods to quickly count the merged cells in Excel.

Count merged cells in a range in Excel with VBA code
Easily count merged cells in a range in Excel with just one click


Count merged cells in a range in Excel with VBA code

1. Hold ALT button and press F11 on the keyboard to open a Microsoft Visual Basic for Application window.

2. Click Insert > Module, and copy the VBA into the module.

VBA: Count merged cells in a range

Function CountMerged(pWorkRng As Range) As Long
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Dim rng As Range
Dim total As Long
Set dt = CreateObject("Scripting.Dictionary")
For Each rng In pWorkRng
    If rng.MergeCells Then
        TempAddress = rng.MergeArea.Address
        dt(TempAddress) = ""
    End If
Next
CountMerged = dt.Count
End Function

3. Save the code and close the window, and type this formula =CountMerged(A1:G10) (the range A1:G10 is the range you want to count the merged cells from, you can change it as you need) into a blank cell, and press Enter button on the keyboard. Then the counted result is shown in the cell, see screenshot:



Count merged cells in a range in Excel with just one click

Here I will show you a quick way to count merged cells in a range with just one click with the Select Merged cells utility of Kutools for Excel. Please do as follows.

Before applying Kutools for Excel, please download and install it firstly.

1. Select the range with merged cells you want to count. And then click Kutools > Select > Select Merged Cells. See screenshot:

2. Then a Kutools for Excel dialog box pops up with the total number of merged cells listed inside. Please click the OK button. Then all merged cells in the selected range are selected immediately. See screenshot:

  If you want to have a free trial (30-day) of this utility, please click to download it, and then go to apply the operation according above steps.


Easily count merged cells in a range in Excel with Kutools for Excel


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Hi Dear, How to count the number of rows in merged cells by using formula and not by VBA. For Example, If range A1:A10 is merged then how to get the number of merged rows (i.e. 10) in this range by using only the formula.
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Hi, This counts the number of merged cells but if three cells are combined then it returns 1 merged cell - can it be made to count unmerged cells? If so any help appreciated!
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