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Excel ROWS function

Author: Siluvia Last Modified: 2019-06-19

The Excel ROWS function returns the number of rows in a reference or array.


=ROWS (array)


Array (required): It could be an array, an array formula, or a range of contiguous cells for which you need to get the number of rows.

Return value

The ROWS function will return the number of rows in a given reference or array.


Example 1: Count number of rows in a certain range

Supposing you want to count the total number of rows in range A2:A11, please select a blank cell to place the result, copy the below formula into it and press the Enter key to get the result.
Note: =ROWS(A2:A11) returns 10 as the array A2:A11 covers 10 rows in it.

Example 2: Create dynamic sequence number in a column with the ROWS function

The ROWS function can also be used for creating sequence number in a column. Please do as follows.

1. Select the cell (says A2) you want to start the sequence number from number 1, copy the below formula into it and press the Enter key.

2. Keep the result cell, then drag the Fill Handle down the column to list the sequence number as you need.

Note: With this method, the sequence number will be updated automatically when adding or deleting rows from the range.

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