Learn how to use the Excel COUNTA function with syntax and examples.
The Microsoft Excel COUNTA function counts the number of cells that are not empty as well as the number of arguments that contain values.
The syntax for the Microsoft Excel COUNTA function is:
COUNTA( argument1, [argument2, ... argument_n] )
argument1, argument2, ... argument_n are either ranges of cells or values. There can be up to 30 arguments.
The COUNTA function can be used in the following versions of Microsoft Excel:
The COUNTA function can be used in Microsoft Excel as the following type of function:
Let's look at some Excel COUNTA function examples and explore how to use the COUNTA function as a worksheet function in Microsoft Excel:
Based on the spreadsheet above, the following Excel COUNTA examples would return:
=COUNTA(A1:A6) Result: 5 =COUNTA(A1:A6, 129) Result: 6 =COUNTA(A1:A6, 129, "techonthenet") Result: 7 =COUNTA(A1:A6, 129, "techonthenet", -2) Result: 8