What does it do?
Counts the number of cells that are non-blank/non-empty (including empty text “”)
=COUNTA(value1, [value2], …)
What it means:
=COUNTA(value or range of cells to check, [value or range of cells to check], …)
Do you have a scenario where you want to count the number of cells that are non-blank or not empty?
I’m sure you do! There is a simple way to count this with Excel’s COUNTA formula!
This formula counts everything: numbers, text, non-empty text “”, you name it!
I explain how you can do this below:
STEP 1: We need to enter the COUNTA function in a blank cell. Notice there are 6 non-blank cells in here:
STEP 2: The COUNTA arguments:
What is the value or range of values that you want to check how many are non-blank?
You now have your count of values that are non-blank! There are 6 non-blank values!
CountA Formula in Excel