COUNTBLANK

Counts empty cells in a specified range of cells.

Syntax

COUNTBLANK(range)

Range     is the range from which you want to count the blank cells.

Remark

Cells with formulas that return "" (empty text) are also counted. Cells with zero values are not counted.

Example

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  1. Create a blank workbook or worksheet.
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Selecting an example from Help

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  1. Press CTRL+C.
  2. In the worksheet, select cell A1, and press CTRL+V.
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Formula Description (Result)
=COUNTBLANK(A2:B5) Counts empty cells in the range above. The formula returns empty text. (4)
 
 
Applies to:
Excel 2003