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How to count number of continuous blank cells in Excel?

Author: Sun Last Modified: 2020-09-18
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If there are some continuous blank cells between data, and how can you count the number of the continuous blank cells as below screenshot shown as quickly as possible? In this article, I introduce a formula to help you easily and quickly handle it in Excel.
Count the number of continuous blank cells with formula

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To count continuous blank cells, you can apply below formula.

Select a blank cell next to the second nonblank cell in the list that you want to count, for instance, B5, and enter this formula
=IF(ISBLANK(A5),"",ROW()-1-MAX(IF(NOT(ISBLANK($A$1:A4)),ROW($A$1:A4))))
then press Shift + Ctrl + Enter keys to get the correct result, and then drag auto fill handle over the cells you want to apply this formula. See screenshot:
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Tip: in this formula, A5 includes the second non-blank cell in the used list, and A1:A4 is the cells above the second non-blank cell, you can change them as you need.

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