# Count Total Number of Cells in a Range – Excel & Google Sheets

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*In this tutorial, we will learn how to count the total number of cells in a given range. This requires the use of two functions, the ROWS and COLUMNS function.*

**ROWS Function**

The ROWS function calculates the **total** **number of rows** in a range. Its syntax is:

`=ROWS(Range)`

To illustrate this, see the example below. The range of cells A1 to A5 cover 5 rows.

*Highlight a portion of the function in the formula bar and press F9 to see the calculated value of that formula portion.*

**COLUMNS Function**

The COLUMNS function is the same as the ROWS function except that it counts the **total number of columns** in a range. Its syntax is:

`=COLUMNS(Range)`

To illustrate this, see the example below. The range of cells A1 to D1 cover 4 columns.

**Total Cells in a Range**

We can use the ROWS function and the COLUMNS function to find the total number of cells. By multiplying the total number of rows with the total number of columns **in the same range**, this gives us the total number of cells.

To illustrate this, see the example below. The range of cells A1:D5 covers 5 rows and 4 columns.

*Ensure that the range you have inputted in both the ROWS and COLUMNS function is the same.*

**Total Cells in a Range for Google Sheets**

You can use the same functions on Google Sheets to get to the same result.