How to use Excel COUNTIF function

SUMMARY INFO

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

 Function: COUNTIF Function Category: Statistical Description: Counts the number of cells within a range that meet the given criteria Return Value: A number representing cells counted. Syntax: =COUNTIF (range, criteria) Applies to: Excel 2016, Excel 2013, Excel 2011 for Mac, Excel 2010, Excel 2007, Excel 2003, Excel XP, Excel 2000 Other languages: English: COUNTIF French: NB.SI German: ZÄHLENWENN Spanish: CONTAR.SI Dutch: AANTAL.ALS Italian: CONTA.SE Russian: СЧЁТЕСЛИ Danish: TÆL.HVIS Swedish: ANTAL.OM Portuguese (Brazil): CONT.SE Polish: LICZ.JEŻELI Finnish:  LASKE.JOS Norwegian: ANTALL.HVIS Portuguese (Portugal): CONTAR.SE Czech: COUNTIF Hungarian: DARABTELI Turkish: EĞERSAY All Other Languages: COUNTIF Related Functions: COUNT, COUNTIFS

FUNCTION DETAILS

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

=COUNTIF (range, criteria)

range The range of cells to count.
criteria The criteria that controls which cells should be counted.

VIDEO EXAMPLES

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Microsoft Office support page – Excel COUNTIF function:
https://support.office.com/en-us/article/COUNTIF-function-e0de10c6-f885-4e71-abb4-1f464816df34

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