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Summary count of non-blank categories in Excel

In Excel, it is easy for us to count the number of cells that are not blank, but have you ever tried to create a summary count for non-empty cells based on specific criteria. This tutorial will introduce the COUNTIFS function to count non-blank cells with a given criteria.


Summary count of non-blank cells with given criteria by using COUNTIFS function

For instance, I have a dataset in range A1:B13, now, I would like to count non-blank cells in column B that are adjacent to the given criteria in column D as below screenshot shown.

To get a summary count of non-blank categories, you can apply the COUNTIFS function, the generic syntax is:

=COUNTIFS(range1,criteria1,range2,"<>")
  • range1, range2: The ranges of cells where you want to apply the criteria;
  • criteria1: The cell contains the criteria you want to count based on;
  • <>: As the second criteria which means not blank or not empty.

1. Now, please apply the below formula into a blank cell:

=COUNTIFS($A$2:$A$13,D2,$B$2:$B$13,"<>")

2. Then drag the fill handle down to copy the formula to other cells, the number of non-blank cells that are adjacent to the specific criteria have been calculated as below screenshot shown:


Relative function used:

  • COUNTIFS:
  • The COUNTIFS function returns the number of cells that meet one single criterion or multiple criteria.

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