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
Count how many cells contain certain text or value with Kutools for Excel


Count how many cells contain certain text or value with formula

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

1. Select a blank cell, enter the below formula into it and then press the Enter key to get the result. 

=COUNTIF($A$1:$D$8,"50")

Note: In this formula, please change the cell reference and the text or number as you need. In this case, we count number of cells in range A1:D8 which equal to 50.


Count how many cells contain certain text or value with Kutools for Excel

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

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

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, please configure as follows.

2.1) Select the Cell option in the Selection type section;
2.2) In the Specific type section, select Equals in the first drop-down list, type the certain text or number into the textbox;
2.3) Click the OK button.

3. Then a dialog pops up to tell you the total number of qualified cells, please click the OK button.

Note: This utility can count and select cells with two criteria at the same time. See screenshot:

  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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