COUNT Function

Counts nonblank values
Sample Usage
COUNT([Task Name]1:[Task Name]5)
  • value1
  • [
    • value2
    • ...
  • value1
    The value to count, typically a cell or range of cells.
    • value2
    • ...
    Additional values or ranges to count

This example references the following sheet information:

 Clothing ItemItem NumberUnits SoldStatus
1parent row expanded iconTotalsC000337Red
2      T-ShirtC00178Green
3      PantsC00242Red
4      JacketC003217Yellow

Given the table above, here are some examples of using COUNT in a sheet:

=COUNT([Units Sold]:[Units Sold])Counts any field in the Units Sold column that contains a value.3
=COUNT(CHILDREN([Item Number]1)Counts any field that contains a value and is the child row 1 in the "Item Number column.3
=IF(COUNT(CHILDREN(Status1)) = COUNTIF(CHILDREN(Status1), "Green"), "Status Green", "Status Not Green")Returns "Green" if the count of the child rows in the Status column is equal to the count of the child rows in the Status column that also contains "Green". Otherwise, the function returns "Red".Red

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