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How to quickly count visible or filtered cells only in Excel?

Generally, in Excel, the normal formula =COUNT(B3:B16) will count the number of all invisible cells and hidden cells. But in this tutorial, I will introduce some quick ways to help you count the visible or filtered cells only in Excel.

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Count visible cells only with User Defined Function

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Use a User Defined Function to count the visible cells only.

1. Press Alt + F11 keys simultaneously, a Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications window pops out.

2. Click Insert > Module, and paste below VBA code to the popped out Module window.

VBA: Count visible cells only.

Function COUNTVISIBLE(Rg)
'UpdatebyKutoolsforExcel20151208
    Dim xCount As Long
    Dim xCell As Range
    Application.Volatile
    For Each xCell In Rg
        If (Not xCell.EntireRow.Hidden) And (Not xCell.EntireColumn.Hidden) Then
            xCount = xCount + 1
        End If
    Next
    COUNTVISIBLE = xCount
End Function

3. Then save the code and close the Module window, and then select a cell that output result, and type this formula =COUNTVISIBLE(B3:B16), and press the Enter key to get the result. See screenshots:

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To count visible cells only, you also can use Kutools for Excel’s COUNTVISIBLE function to quickly solve it.

Kutools for Excel, with more than 120 handy Excel functions, enhance your working efficiency and save your working time.

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

1. Select a cell which will put the counting result in, and click Kutools > Functions > Statistical & Math > COUNTVISIBLE. See screenshot:

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2. Then in the Function Arguments dialog, select the filtered cells you want to count into the Reference textbox, and you can preview the counting result has been shown in the dialog. See screenshot:

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3. And then click OK to put the counting result in the selected cell.

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