How to use Excel COUNTA function

SUMMARY INFO

All the basic information regarding Excel COUNTA function is listed in the table below. (This data is regularly updated from Microsoft and several resources)

 Function: COUNTA Function Category: Statistical Description: Counts how many values are in the list of arguments Return Value: A number representing non-blank cells. Syntax: =COUNTA (value1, [value2], …) Applies to: Excel 2016, Excel 2013, Excel 2011 for Mac, Excel 2010, Excel 2007, Excel 2003, Excel XP, Excel 2000 Other languages: English: COUNTA French: NBVAL German: ANZAHL2 Spanish: CONTARA Dutch: AANTALARG Italian: CONTA.VALORI Russian: СЧЁТЗ Danish: TÆLV Swedish: ANTALV Portuguese (Brazil): CONT.VALORES Polish: ILE.NIEPUSTYCH Finnish: LASKE.A Norwegian: ANTALLA Portuguese (Portugal): CONTAR.VAL Czech: POČET2 Hungarian: DARAB2 Turkish: BAĞ_DEĞ_DOLU_SAY All Other Languages: COUNTA Related Functions: COUNT, COUNTIF, COUNTIFS

FUNCTION DETAILS

Syntax details with an example regarding the correct usage of function can be seen below.

=COUNTA (value1, [value2], …)

value1 An item, cell reference, or range.
value2 [optional] An item, cell reference, or range.

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Microsoft Office support page – COUNTA Excel function:
https://support.office.com/en-us/article/COUNTA-function-7dc98875-d5c1-46f1-9a82-53f3219e2509

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