- range—The group of cells to count.
- criterion—The value that determines which cells in the range will be counted; for example: 15, "Hello World!", or >25.
- For criterion, acceptable operators include: = (equal to), <> (not equal to), > (greater than), < (less than), >= (greater than or equal to), <= (less than or equal to).
- Blank cells aren't counted when using <> (not equal to). For example, the formula =COUNTIF(Item:Item, <> "Shirt") won't count any blank cells that exist in the Item column.
This example references the following sheet information:
|Clothing Item||Transaction Total||Units Sold||In Stock?|
Given the table above, here are some examples of using COUNTIF in a sheet:
|=COUNTIF([Units Sold]:[Units Sold], >50)||Count the number of rows where the value in the “Units Sold” column is greater than 50. Rows 1 & 3 meet the criteria.||2|
|=COUNTIF([In Stock?]:[In Stock?], 1)||Count the number of rows where the “In Stock?” checkbox is checked. Rows 1 & 3 meet the criteria.||2|
|=COUNTIF([Clothing Item]:[Clothing Item], "Jacket")||Count the number of rows where value in the “Clothing Item” column is “Jacket.” Row 3 meets the criteria.||1|
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