COUNTM Function

Counts the number of elements in a multicontact or multiselect dropdown column cell or cell range. When you use this function, it returns the total number of elements it finds.
Sample usage
COUNTM([Assigned To]:[Assigned To])
Syntax
COUNTM(
  • search_range1
  • [
    • search_range2
    • ...
    ]
)
  • search_range1
    The cell reference or range to count within
    • search_range2
    • ...
    —[optional]
    Additional values or ranges to count
Examples

This example references the following sheet information:
 

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COUNTM function example

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

FormulaDescriptionResult
=COUNTM([Assigned To]3)Count the number of values in the third row of the  Assigned To column2
=COUNTM(Choices:Choices)Count the number of values in the Choices column6
=COUNTM([Assigned To]:[Assigned To], Choices:Choices])Count the total number of values in both the Assigned To and Choices columns10

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