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Definition of COUNTA

Returns a count of the number of values in a dataset.

Sample Usage




COUNTA(value1, [value2, ...])

  • value1 - The first value or range to consider when counting.

  • value2, ... - [ OPTIONAL ] - Additional values or ranges to consider when counting.


  • Although COUNTA is specified as taking a maximum of 30 arguments, but it is an arbitrary number of arguments for this function.

  • COUNTA counts all values in a dataset, including those which appear more than once and text values (including zero-length strings and whitespace). To count unique values, use COUNTUNIQUE. To count only numeric values use COUNT.

See Also

MODE: Returns the most commonly occurring value in a dataset.

DCOUNTA: Counts values, including text, selected from a database table-like array or range using a SQL-like query.

DCOUNT: Counts numeric values selected from a database table-like array or range using a SQL-like query.

COUNTUNIQUE: Counts the number of unique values in a list of specified values and ranges.

COUNTIF: Returns a conditional count across a range.

COUNTBLANK: Returns the number of empty cells in a given range.

COUNT: Returns a count of the number of numeric values in a dataset.

In order to use the COUNTA formula, start with your edited Excellentable:

Then type in the COUNTA Formula in the area you would like to display the outcome:

By adding the values you would like to calculate the COUNTA formula for, Excellentable will generate the outcome:


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