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How to count number of cells greater or less than 0 (zero) in Excel?

Author: Siluvia Last Modified: 2020-04-27

If you want to count number of cells with values greater or less than zero in a range, what can you do? In this article, we will show you methods of counting number of cells greater or less than zero in Excel.

Count number of cells greater or less than zero with formula
Count and select cells greater or less than zero with Kutools for Excel

Count number of cells greater or less than zero with formula

You can count number of cells greater or less than zero with formulas as follows.

Count cells greater than zero

1. Select a blank cell, enter formula =COUNTIF(A1:C7,">0") into the Formula Bar, then press the Enter key.

Then the selected cell will be populated with number of cells greater than zero.

Count cells less than zero

The same as the above operation, for counting cells less than zero, please use this formula =COUNTIF(A1:C7,"<0")

Note: Please change the cell reference in the formula as you need.

Count and select cells greater or less than zero with Kutools for Excel

Besides formulas, here introduce the Select Specific Cells utility of Kutools for Excel. With this utility, you can not only count number of cells that are greater or less than zero, but also select them after counting. Please do as follows.

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

1. Select the range you want to count number of cells greater or less than zero. Then click Kutools > Select > Select Specific Cells. See screenshot:

2. In the Select Specific Cells dialog box, select Cell option in the Selection type section. In the Specific type section, select Greater than or Less than in the drop-down list, enter the number 0 into the following box, and then click the OK button.

3. Then another Select Specific Cells dialog box pops up to show you how many cells greater or less than zero were found. Click the OK button, all these cells are selected immediately.

  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.

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Can we get a count of number or text appearing more than say 10 times in a column or row?
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