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How to count number of cells with comments in Excel?

Have you ever tried to count the number of comments in a worksheet? In this article, I will introduce you some quick tricks to count how many cells with comments in a worksheet.

Count number of cells containing comments with Go To Special function

Count number of cells containing comments with User Defined Function

Count number of cells containing comments with VBA code

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arrow blue right bubble Count number of cells containing comments with Go To Special function


With the Go To Special feature in Excel, you can select all the comment cells first, and then view the count number in the status bar.

1. Go to click Home > Find & Select > Go To Special, see screenshot:

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2. In the Go To Special dialog box, please check Comments option under Select section, see screenshot:

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3. Then click OK button to close this dialog, and all the cells in active worksheet which contain the comment have been selected at once. And you can get the count number of the comments at the status bar. See screenshot:

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Note: If you have blank cells with comments, the blank cell comments will not be counted.

Tip: You also can press Ctrl + G shortcuts to open Go To dialog, and click Special button to show Go To Special dialog.


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The above method has its own disadvantage, so, we can create a User Defined Function to count all the cell comments including the blank cell comments.

1. Hold down the ALT + F11 keys, and it opens the Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications window.

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

VBA code: Count number of cells with comment

Function CountComments(xCell As Range)
'Update 20140924
    Application.Volatile
    CountComments = xCell.Parent.Comments.Count
End Function

3. Then save and close the code, go back to the worksheet, in a blank cell please enter this formula: =countcomments(A1), (A1 is a cell reference, you can change it to any other cell address ), see screenshot:

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4. Then press Enter key, and you will get the number of cell comments.


arrow blue right bubble Count number of cells containing comments with VBA code

The following VBA code also can help you tocount all the cell comments including the blank cell comments.

1. Hold down the ALT + F11 keys, and it opens the Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications window.

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

VBA code: Count number of cells with comment

Sub CountComments()
'Update 20140924
Dim Rng As Range
Dim WorkRng As Range
On Error Resume Next
xTitleId = "KutoolsforExcel"
Set WorkRng = Application.Selection
Set WorkRng = Application.InputBox("Range", xTitleId, WorkRng.Address, Type:=8)
Set WorkRng = WorkRng.SpecialCells(xlCellTypeComments)
If VBA.Err > 0 Then
    MsgBox 0
Else
    MsgBox WorkRng.Count
End If
End Sub

3. Then press F5 key to run this code, and a prompt box will pop out to remind you to select a data range that you want to count the cell comments. See screenshot:

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4. And then click OK, you will get the number of cell comments in the selection.

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