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How to count / sum strikethrough cells in Excel?

Author: Xiaoyang Last Modified: 2014-08-28

In Excel, we always format strikethrough for some cells which indicate the cell values are useless or invalid, so that we can analyze the data more accurately. In this article, I will talk about how to do some calculations in the range with these strikethrough cells in Excel.

Count strikethrough cells in Excel

Count without strikethrough cells in Excel

Sum exclude strikethrough cells in Excel


arrow blue right bubble Count strikethrough cells in Excel

If you want to know how many cells with strikethrough format in a range, you can create a User Defined Function, please do as following steps:

1. Hold down the ALT + F11 keys to open the Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications window.

2. Click Insert > Module, and paste the following code in the Module Window.

VBA code: Count strikethrough cells

Public Function CountStrike(pWorkRng As Range) As Long
'Update 20140819
Application.Volatile
Dim pRng As Range
Dim xOut As Long
xOut = 0
For Each pRng In pWorkRng
    If pRng.Font.Strikethrough Then
        xOut = xOut + 1
    End If
Next
CountStrike = xOut
End Function

3. Then save and close this code, and return to the worksheet, and then enter this formula =CountStrike(A2:B14) to a blank cell, see screenshot:

doc-count-strike-1

4. Then press Enter key, and all the strikethrough cells have been counted. See screenshot:

doc-count-strike-1


arrow blue right bubble Count without strikethrough cells in Excel

But, sometimes, you may like to count the number of only the normal cells which excluding the strikethrough cells. The following code can help you.

1. Hold down the ALT + F11 keys to open the Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications window.

2. Click Insert > Module, and paste the following code in the Module Window.

VBA code: Count without strikethrough cells

Public Function CountNoStrike(pWorkRng As Range) As Long
'Update 20140819
Application.Volatile
Dim pRng As Range
Dim xOut As Long
xOut = 0
For Each pRng In pWorkRng
    If Not pRng.Font.Strikethrough Then
        xOut = xOut + 1
    End If
Next
CountNoStrike = xOut
End Function

3. Then save and close this code, go back to your worksheet, type this formula =countnostrike(A2:B14) into a blank cell, and press Enter key, then you will get the result you need.

doc-count-strike-1

Note: In above formulas, A2:B14 is the range you want to apply the formulas.


arrow blue right bubble Sum exclude strikethrough cells in Excel

Because the strikethrough cells are unused, here, I want to sum only the normal numbers without the strikethrough numbers. To solve this task, you also need a User Defined Function.

1. Hold down the ALT + F11 keys to open the Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications window.

2. Click Insert > Module, and paste the following code in the Module Window.

VBA code: Sum exclude strikethrough cells

Public Function ExcStrike(pWorkRng As Range) As Long
'Update 20140819
Application.Volatile
Dim pRng As Range
Dim xOut As Long
xOut = 0
For Each pRng In pWorkRng
    If Not pRng.Font.Strikethrough Then
        xOut = xOut + pRng.Value
    End If
Next
ExcStrike = xOut
End Function

3. Then save and close this code, go back to your worksheet, type this formula =excstrike(B2:B14) into a blank cell, and press Enter key, and you will get the summation of all the numbers without the strikethrough cells. See screenshot:

doc-count-strike-1

Note: In above formulas, B2:B14 is the range you want to sum cells without strikethrough format in.


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I want to ignore the cell from count where both type of text strike and non strike available by VBA
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Great! I found a little bug here. The result doesn't actualize by itself. When I do changes on the sheet, the number doesn't changes. How can I fix it? Thanks
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Hi. Great code for ignoring strikethrough text whilst summing. But, is it possible to filter the data and get a subtotal which still sums without the strike through text? Thanks
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This seems to round to whole numbers, and does not take into account the decimal places. For example, 1.35 + 1.00 would equal 2 instead of 2.35, but 1.50 + 1 would equal 3 instead of 2.50. How can you fix the code to add accurately?
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[quote]This seems to round to whole numbers, and does not take into account the decimal places. For example, 1.35 + 1.00 would equal 2 instead of 2.35, but 1.50 + 1 would equal 3 instead of 2.50. How can you fix the code to add accurately?By Ari[/quote] ARI, just change the two words "Long" to "Double" in the formula. Here is the same formula above, with the correct Data Types to allow for values with decimal points: Public Function ExcStrike(pWorkRng As Range) As Double 'Update 20161107_IITCSglobal.com Application.Volatile Dim pRng As Range Dim xOut As Double xOut = 0 For Each pRng In pWorkRng If Not pRng.Font.Strikethrough Then xOut = xOut + pRng.Value End If Next ExcStrike = xOut End Function
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Thank you very much for this information, it's extremely helpful, However, I'm having an issue using the VBA code: Sum exclude strikethrough cells.

It does not exclude the strikethrough cells in my table unless I manually perform a strikethrough then double click the cell for the code to work.

I'm using a table with a conditional format to shade and strikethrough the entire row when (Table Header called Sold) Column "W" cell contains a "Yes", then that row will have a strikethrough and grey color. The worksheet table is "InventoryItems" and is configured to calculated automatically, but the code is not being triggered to exclude the dollar amount when the cell contains the strikethrough. Could you advise what I might be doing wrong?
Thank you for your time and help.

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