# How to use the Count function in excel

July 26, 2022
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Excel has a statistical function called COUNT. This function aids in counting both the number of parameters and the number of cells that contain numbers. Additionally, it counts the elements of any given array. In Excel, it was first introduced in 2000.

If we want to keep track of the number of cells in a particular range, it is helpful as a financial analyst when reviewing data.

How to use COUNT function in excel online, 2016 and 2019:

Let's look at a few instances to better understand how this function is used:

Example 1:

Let's examine the outcomes we obtain using the information below:

As was already said, the function just counted integers and ignored text or formula problems.The Excel findings we obtained are displayed below:

Example 2:Assume we imported data and want to see how many cells contain numbers. The following information is provided:

Using the formula COUNT, we can count the cells that contain numeric data (B4:B16).

The outcome is 3, as displayed below:

Fully programmed is the COUNT function. It returns the result as depicted above after counting the number of cells in a range that contain numbers.Let's say we apply the COUNT formula (B5:B17,345). The outcome will be as follows:

Given that B10 has 345 in the specified range, you might be curious. What makes the function return 4 then?The COUNT function, which counts all numbers after putting all formula values side by side, is the cause for this. Since the range is unrelated to the number 345, it cannot be used. As a result, the numbers for the two values in the formula will be added.Using COUNT function with the AVERAGE function in excel:Let's say the prices for a particular good are as follows:

The AVERAGE function, coupled with the COUNT and OFFSET functions, can be used to determine the average price between January 8 and January 12.The calculation to be used is:

In order to create dynamic rectangular ranges, the OFFSET function was useful. We indicated the rows and columns the final range will contain by providing the starting reference B2.The range returned by OFFSET will now start with the final element in column B. To obtain the necessary row offset, the COUNT function is now used to the entirety of column B. The titles are automatically disregarded if there are any because it just counts numeric values.Column B contains 12 numerical values, therefore offset resolves to OFFSET (B2,12,0,-5). By using these values, OFFSET begins at B2, moves 12 rows forward to B13, and then uses -5 to move five rows backward in the rectangular range, creating the range B9:B12.Finally, the AVERAGE function receives the range B9:B12 from OFFSET and calculates the average of the values in that range.

Note: This above written article is an attempt to show you how to use COUNT function in excel online, 2016 and 2019, in both windows and mac.You just need to have a little understanding of how and which way things work and you are good to go with your work. With having this basic knowledge or information of how to use it, you can also access and use different other options on excel or spreadsheet. Also, it is very similar to Word or Document. So, in a way, if you learn one thing, like Excel, you can automatically learn how to use Word as well because both of them are very similar in so many ways. If you want to know more about WPS Office, you can download WPS Office to access, Word, Excel, PowerPoint for free.