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How to count if cells are start with or end with specific text in Excel?

Supposing you have a range of data and you want to count the number of cells which start with “kte” or end with “kte” in a worksheet. Here I introduce some tricks instead of manual counting for you.

Countif cells start with or end with specific text with formula

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Countif cells start with or end with specific text with formula

Here I tell you some formulas to count cells which start with or end with a specific text in a specified range.

Suppose you have a list of data as below screenshot shown:

doc countif start with 1

Select a cell which place the counting result, type this formula =COUNTIF($A$2:$A$10,"kte*"), then press Enter key to get the counting result.
doc count cells start with 2

Tip

1. If you want to count cells end with a specific text, for example, end with 123, then use the formula like this: =COUNTIF($A$2:$A$10,"*123"). The wildcard "*" indicates any characters or strings.

2. Above formulas can count cells that start or end with specified text easily in one range. however, if you need to count cells which stay in different ranges, you have to repeat applying the formulas for many times. In this case, let’s move to next method.


Count and select cells start with or end with specific text with Select Specific Cells

If you want to count and highlight the cells which start or end with a specific text, you can apply Kutools for Excel’s Select Specific Cells utility.

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After free installing Kutools for Excel, please do as below:

1. Select the data range and click Kutools > Select > Select Specific Cells. See screenshot:
doc count cells start with 3

2. In the popping dialog, select Cell in the Selection type section, select Begins with or Ends with as you need from the list of Specific type, and type kte in next text box. See screenshot:

doc countif start with 6

3. Click Ok and a dialog pops out to remind you the counting result, and click OK to select these cells.

doc countif start with 7

Tip:

If you want to select and count cells which start with “k” and end with “e” simultaneously, you can do as below:

1. Select data range and enable Select Specific Cells dialog, check And option, and select Begins with in first list, and type k in next box, and select Ends with in second list, and type e in the box. See screenshot:

doc countif start with 8

2. Click Ok, and a dialog pops out to tell you the counting result and the cells are highlighted.

doc countif start with 9

Click here to know more about Select Specific Cells.

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Helpful article!
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Is it possible to do the same, but compare it with a list of values in a range, rather than hard coding "kte" in example above? Thanks
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Helpful but not really doing what the title says.

You're counting the total of yes or no. not really counting the cells with that text.

Is there a way to combine these formulas?
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Hi, xd, thanks for you remind, I have found a easy formula directly count cells start with or end with a specific text, and also rewrite the article, hope the new formula can help you.
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A column with first name and last name. How to find the total name counts whose 3rd last character is "p" using single formula.
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Hi, Anand, takes A1:A6 is the column range that contains first and last names as instance, type this formula =COUNTIF(A1:A6,"*p??")
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Very helpful, thank you
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