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COUNT Function

The COUNT function counts the number of cells in a column that contain numbers.





The column that contains the numbers to be counted

A whole number.

The only argument allowed to this function is a column. You can use columns containing any type of data, but only numbers are counted. The COUNT function counts rows that contain the following kinds of values:

  • Numbers

  • Dates

If the row contains text that cannot be translated into a number, the row is not counted.

When the function finds no rows to count, it returns a blank.  When there are rows, but none of them meet the specified criteria, then the function returns 0.

The following example shows how to count the number of numeric values in the column, ShipDate.


To count logical values or text, use the COUNTA or COUNTAX functions.

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