# The COUNTA function in excel

November 4, 2021
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### Graphic skills

In WPS Spreadsheet, the COUNTA function can help us count the amount of cells left non-empty.

· The COUNTA function:

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

· Use the COUNTA function for total attendance:

In the following example, we use the COUNTA function to calculate total attendance.

1. Enter the formula =COUNTA(C5:C11)

2. Press Enter to get the result.

As we can see, since 4 cells in total are filled with '', the result is '4', with the empty cells skipped. Use the COUNTA function for total attendance

· Other practices with the COUNTA function:

The COUNTA function count the non-empty cells amount, no matter the cell is filled with text, figures, data and time, a space( ), #VALUE! error, etc.

In the following example, Enter the formula =COUNTA(B3:B7). Then, the result will be '5'. If you want to count the cells that fulfill a certain or multiple conditions, please use the COUNTIF function or the COUNTIFS function.

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