Manuals/calci/COUNTA

COUNTA ()

• Parameters are any arguments.
• COUNTA(), counts how many values are in the list of arguments.
• Empty cells and text values in the array or reference are ignored.

Description

COUNTA()

• Consider columns A1 to A8 contain 3 numbers. COUNTA(A1:A8) returns 3 as a result.
• COUNTA((A1:A8),"SUN",13) returns 5 as a result.
• COUNTA(1..100,5,TRUE) returns 102 as a result. Logical value 'TRUE' is also counted.
• COUNTA(1..100,5,TRUE,"ONE") returns 103 as a result.
• Arguments can be numbers, dates, text representation of a numbers, logical values, error values or empty text("").
• Empty cells and text values are not counted.
• COUNT() can be used to count the number of cells of all type of values excluding logical values, text and error values.
• COUNTIF() can be used to count the number of cells that satisfy the given criteria.

ZOS

• The syntax to calculate COUNTA in ZOS is • Parameter are any arguments.
• For e.g., COUNTA(10,12,17,true,false)

Examples

For better understanding of COUNTA() function, consider the below table that contains different types of data in various columns.

 Sales 4 23/8/2009 3 0 22 52.69 0 TRUE #NUM!

=COUNTA(A1:A7) : Counts the number of cells that contain numbers in the cells A1 to A7, returns 6 as a result.

=COUNTA(A4:A7, 2) : Counts the number of cells that contain numbers in the cells A4 to A7 and number '2', returns 5 as a result.

=COUNTA(B1:B5,"A",11) : Counts the number of cells that contain numbers in the cells B1 to B5 , text value "A" and number '11', returns 4 as a result.

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