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This tutorial will demonstrate how to count blank and non-blank cells in Excel and Google Sheets.
The COUNTA Function counts all non-blank cells.
COUNTIF Function to Count All Non-Blank Cells
You can also use the COUNTIF function to count non-blank cells. The COUNTIF function counts all values that meet certain criteria.
Here we will enter in the criteria of “*”. The * (astericks) is a wildcard card character that represents any number of any characters (so any non-blank cell).
COUNTBLANK Function to Count All Blank Cells
The COUNTBLANK function counts all cells that are blank.
Please keep in mind that if the cell has a value of 0, it will pick it up as non-blank.
Count Blank and Non-Blank Cells in Google Sheets
The formulas work in exactly the same way in Google Sheets. To demonstrate, see the examples below.
Count Non-Blank Cells in Google Sheets
Count Blank Cells in Google Sheets