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Count blank/nonblank cells in a range in Excel

This article explains formulas to count the number of blank and nonblank cells in a range in Excel.

How to count blank cells in a range in Excel
How to count nonblank cells in a range in Excel


How to count blank cells in a range in Excel

This section is going to show you how to count blank cells in a range of cells in Excel with a certain formula. Please do as follows.

Generic Formula

=COUNTBLANK(range)

Arguments

Range (required): The range from which you want to count the blank cells.

How to use this formula?

1. Select a blank cell to output the result.

2. Enter the below formula into it and press the Enter key.

=COUNTBLANK(B3:B9)

Then the number of blank cells in specified range is calculated as the above screenshot shown.

Notes: In this formula, B3:B9 is the range from which you want to count the blank cells. Please change it to your own range.


How to count nonblank cells in a range in Excel

For counting number of nonblank cells in a specified range, the below formula can do you a favor. Please do as follows.

Generic Formula

=COUNTIF(range,"<>")

Arguments

Range (required): The range from which you want to count the nonblank cells.

How to use this formula?

1. Select a blank cell to place the result.

2. Enter the below formula into it and press the Enter key to get the result.

=COUNTIF(B3:B9,"<>")

Then you will get the total nonblank cells in specified range as the above screenshot shown.

Notes:

1) In this formula, B3:B9 is the range from which you want to count nonblank cells;
2) You can also apply the below COUNTA formula to count the total nonblank cells in specified range.
=COUNTA(B3:B9)
3) The above two formulas count the nonblank cells including the formula cells.

Related functions

Excel COUNTBLANK function
The Excel COUNTBLANK function returns the number of empty cells.

Excel COUNTIF function
The Excel COUNTIF function is used to count the number of cells that meet a criterion.

Excel COUNTA function
The Excel COUNTA function returns the number of cells that contain number, text, error value or the empty text.


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