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How to count how many cells contain certain text or value in Excel?

Sometimes, you may need to count number of cells which contain certain text or value in a range. In this article, we will show you methods of counting how many cells contain certain text or value in Excel with details.

Count how many cells contain certain text or value with formula

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You can count number of cells which contain certain text or value with formula as follows.

1. Select a blank cell, enter formula =COUNTIF($B$2:$B$20,"text or number") into the formula bar, and then press the Enter key. See screenshot:

Note: In this formula, please change the cell reference based on your range, and change the text or number to the certain text or number you need to count. In this case, we count cells contain number 50 in range A1:D8.

Then you will get the result as above screenshot shown.


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After free installing Kutools for Excel , the Select Specific Cells utility will help you easily count number of cells contain certain text or number, and selected these cells immediately.

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1. Select the range with the text or value cells you want to count, and then click Kutools > Select > Select Specific Cells.

2. In the Select Specific Cells dialog box, select Cell option in the Selection type section, and in the Specific type section, select Contains in the first drop-down list, type the certain text or number into the following textbox, and finally click the OK button.

3. Then you will get a dialog box which displays the number of cells with specific text or value, click the OK button, and all these cells are selected immediately. See screenshot:

Note: This utility can count and select cell with multiple criteria. See screenshot:

Tip.If you want to have a free trial of this utility, please go to download the software freely first, and then go to apply the operation according above steps.


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