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How to count blank cells or nonblank cells in a range in Excel?

Author: Sun Last Modified: 2020-05-26

When there are some cells without data filled in a range in Excel, and you just want to know how many nonblank cells or blank cells are in this range, how can you do? Now, I can introduce two ways for you to count blank cells or nonblank cells in a range in Excel.

Count blank or nonblank cells with formula
Count blank or nonblank cells with VB
Easily count nonblank cells with Kutools for Excel


Count blank or nonblank cells with formula

In Excel, there are formulas that can help you quickly count only blank or nonblank cells in a range.

For instance, you need to count the blank cells only in this range as shown as below, and select a blank cell to type this formula =COUNTIF(A1:G11,"") (the range A1:G11 indicates the range you want to count the blank cells from, you can change it as you need), and press Enter button on the keyboard, you will count the blank cells. See screenshot:

Tip: You can use this formula: =COUNTBLANK(A1:G11) to count blank cells only, too. If you want to count only nonblank cells, you can use this formula =COUNTA(A1:G11) (the range A1:G11 indicates the range you want to count the nonblank cells from, you can change it as you need), or you also can use this formula =COUNTIF(A1:G11,"<>").


Easily count and select all nonblank cells in a range in Excel:

Kutools for Excel's Select Nonblank Cells utility helps you easily count and select all nonblank cells in selected range in Excel as the below screenshot shown.
Download and try it now! (60-day free trail)


Count blank or nonblank cells with VBA

Please follow the next steps to using VBA code to convert count the blank or nonblank cells only.

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 the blank cells only

Sub CountBlanks()
'Updateby20140310
Dim rng As Range
Dim WorkRng As Range
Dim total As Long
On Error Resume Next
xTitleId = "KutoolsforExcel"
Set WorkRng = Application.Selection
Set WorkRng = Application.InputBox("Range", xTitleId, WorkRng.Address, Type:=8)
For Each rng In WorkRng
    If IsEmpty(rng.Value) Then
        total = total + 1
    End If
Next
MsgBox "There are " & total & " blank cells in this range."
End Sub

3. Click Run to run the VBA, and a KutoolsforExcel dialog pops up for you to select a working range, See screenshot:

4. Then click OK in the dialog, and another dialog displays to tell you how many the blank cells are in this selected range.

Tip: If you want to count nonblank cells, you can do as above, and use the following VBA:

VBA: Count the nonblank cells only

Sub CountNonBlanks()
'Updateby20140310
Dim rng As Range
Dim WorkRng As Range
Dim total As Long
On Error Resume Next
xTitleId = "KutoolsforExcel"
Set WorkRng = Application.Selection
Set WorkRng = Application.InputBox("Range", xTitleId, WorkRng.Address, Type:=8)
For Each rng In WorkRng
    If Not IsEmpty(rng.Value) Then
        total = total + 1
    End If
Next
MsgBox "There are " & total & " not blank cells in this range."
End Sub

Easily count nonblank cells with Kutools for Excel

The Select nonblank Cells utility of Kutools for Excel helps you to select all non-blank cells in selected range with one click, and then count number of selected cells easily.

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

1. Select the range with non-blank cells you want to count, then click Kutools > Select > Select Unblank Cells. See screenshot:

2. Then a dialog box pops up to tell you how many nonblank cells in selected range, please click the OK button, and then these nonblank cells are selected immediately. See screenshot:

doc nonblank1

  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 nonblank cells with Kutools for Excel


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