## How to count cells with question marks in Excel?

Author: Xiaoyang Last Modified: 2020-07-24

Supposing you have a column of values which populated with some question marks “?”, and now, you need to count the number of question marks in this list. If you use the COUNTIF function to count the question marks cells in normal way, you can’t get the correct result. This article, I will talk about how to correctly count the cells with question marks in Excel?

Count cells with question marks by using formula

#### Count cells with question marks by using formula

In Excel, the question mark is a type of wildcard, so you should use the COUNTIF function as this:

Enter this formula: =COUNTIF(B2:B19,"~?") into a blank cell, and then press Enter key to get the correct result, see screenshot:

Note: In the above formula, B2:B19 is the data range that you want to count the question marks, you can change it to your need.

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