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How to count number of cells/rows until first blank in Excel?

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For instance, you have a list of data including some blanks in a sheet, and what you want to do is to count the number of cells until blank cell, and the recount the below cells as following screenshot shown. In this article, I introduce formulas to quickly solve this job in Excel.
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Select a blank cell next to the cells you want to count, and enter this formula =MIN(IF(A1:A12="",ROW(A1:A12)-ROW(A1)+1))-1, press Shift + Ctrl + Enter key to get the correct result, and then drag auto fill handle over the cells you need to apply this formula. See screenshot:
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Tip:

1. You also can also apply this formula =MATCH(1,--(A1:A12=""),0)-1 and press Shift + Ctrl + Enter keys simultaneously to count the cells until a blank cell.

2. In above formulas, A1 is the first cell in the list you want to count, and A1:A12 is the list you want to count from.

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    makende · 9 months ago
    How Do i get only the max value? for example in the picture i want it to output only 3 (first set of numbers), then 4(second set after the blanks)

    thank you
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    Reuben · 9 months ago
    Hi Team,
    When applying this formula:
    =MIN(IF(A1:A12="",ROW(A1:A12)-ROW(A1)+1))-1


    I find that it counts the number of rows from the FIRST blank cell not the NEXT blank cell like it does in your example (where the number seems to reset with each blank cell).


    Is there an adjustment I need to make for this?