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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A 
B 
Data 
Data 


6 
=IF(B4<30,"",B4) 

27 
4 
34 
Formula 
Description (Result) 
=COUNTBLANK(A2:B5) 
Counts empty cells in the range above. The formula returns empty text. (4) 
