In this article, you will learn how to use the COUNT function in Google Sheets. The COUNT function is easy to use and helpful when you need to count the number of numeric values in Google Sheets.
The general syntax is as follows:
Value1: This argument should be a cell, range, or array.
Value2: If you need to select other ranges, you can add as value2, value3, ….
Assume you are a manager in an HR group and want to see how many valid (numerical) answers you get for a survey on a newly introduced communication tool. As you can see, the formula returns eight because, out of ten survey results, two results are “N/A”, text values which this formula doesn’t count.
COUNTA stands for “count all”.The difference is that the COUNTA counts everything, including numbers, texts, dates, and times whereas COUNT counts only numeric values, including dates and times. They are in common that they don’t count the number of blank cells.
You can use the COUNTIF (when you have a condition) and COUNTIFS (when you have multiple requirements) functions. Check these articles to understand how they work in Google Sheets.
If you don’t get the right answer to your question in this article or you have other questions related to mathematics or statistics, you may find the answers in the following articles.
Go to the following articles if you want to learn basic formulas in Google Sheets.
Navigate to the pages below if you need to learn how to sum, count, or average numbers with a condition or multiple conditions.
How to Use SUMIF Function in Google Sheets - sum up the numbers that meet a criterion
SUMIFS Function in Google Sheets: Explained - sum up the numbers that meet multiple criteria
How to Use COUNTIF Function in Google Sheets - count the number of cells that meet a requirement
How to Use COUNTIFS function in Google Sheets - count the number of cells that meet multiple requirements
AVERAGEIF Function in Google Sheets: Explained - average the figures that meet a standard
AVERAGEIFS Function in Google Sheets: Explained - average the figures that meet multiple standards
Visit the following post if you are interested in learning how to count the number of specific cells.
COUNTA Function in Google Sheets: Explained - count the number of cells incorporating all types of values containing text and date, except for blank ones
COUNTBLANK Function in Google Sheets: Explained - count the number of blank cells
COUNTUNIQUE Function in Google Sheets: Explained - count the number of unique cells
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