How to count cells in a range in Excel?
In Excel, we always deal with cells and ranges. You might already know how to count blank cells, non-blank cells, or cells that contain numbers in a range, but do you know how to count the total number of cells in a range? Please read on to find out how.
Here we’ll multiply two functions - ROWS and COLUMNS - to count total number of cells in a range. The ROWS function is used to provide the number of rows in a given range. And the COLUMNS function returns the total number of columns. By multiplying the result of these two functions we’ll get the numbers of cells in a range.
Note: In the above formula, B3:D9 is the range for which you want to count its total number of cells.
If you don’t want to use a formula to get the total number of cells in a cell, but have the total cells shown in a message box, you can use the VBA macro by following the steps below:
1. In Excel, select the range that you will count its total cells.
2. Press the Alt + F11 keys to open the Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications window.
3. Click Insert > Module. Then copy and paste the following VBA code to the Module window.
VBA code: Count cells in a range
Sub CountCellsInRange() 'Update by ExtendOffice Dim xRg As Range Set xRg = ActiveWindow.RangeSelection MsgBox "There are " & xRg.Cells.Count & " cells in the selected range.", , "Kutools for Excel" End Sub
4. Press F5 to run the VBA code. A dialog box as shown below will then pop up telling you how many cells there are in the selected range. Click OK to close the dialog.
Note: You can now select another range and press F5 to get the number of cells in the other range.
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