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How to use COUNT, COUNTIF, and COUNTIFS Function?

Excel COUNT

The COUNT function returns the absolute number of cells that include numbers. This count contains both Numbers and Dates.

Syntax

Where the parameters, value1, [value2], etc. can be any values or authority to cell ranges.

Example 1: The following illustration returns the number of integer values in a given range.

use COUNT, COUNTIF, and COUNTIFS Function

Example 2: The following illustration count integer Values in the range A1: A4 and B1:B2.

use COUNT, COUNTIF, and COUNTIFS Function

EXCEL COUNTIF

Excel COUNTIF function is utilized for counting cells inside a selected range that meet a specific rule, or condition.

For example, we can write a COUNTIF equation to discover out how many cells in our worksheet include a number higher than or less than the number we consider. Another common use of COUNTIF in Excel is for counting cells with a particular word or beginning with a specific letter(s).

Syntax

The syntax for a COUNTIF function in Microsoft Excel is:

Where

range: The range of cells that is examined against the given criteria.

Criteria: The condition which needs to be examined against each cell in the range.

Note: If our criteria is a text string or a statement, then it must be enclosed in the double-quotes.

Example: The COUNTIF function following counts the number of cells that are higher than or equivalent to 5.

use COUNT, COUNTIF, and COUNTIFS Function

Excel COUNTIFS

The Excel COUNTIFS function takes in at least one cell range and returns the total counts if criteria are fulfilled.

Syntax

Where criteria_range1: Arrays of values (or ranges of cells including values) to be examined against the particular criteria1, criteria2 ... (The provided criteria_range arrays must all have the similar length).

criteria1: The conditions to be examined against the values in the criteria_range1, [criteria_range2],....

Example 1: The following example displays the use of the COUNTIFS function.

In this example, we want to count the number of persons who fulfilled these two criteria.

  1. A person should be female.
  2. A grade should be <=D, which is between A to C.
use COUNT, COUNTIF, and COUNTIFS Function

Example 2: Count the total number of candidates who have failed in the exam."*male" is utilized to discover the cells which end with a male.

use COUNT, COUNTIF, and COUNTIFS Function




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