An Easy Way To Count The Blanks

Q. I frequently have to count the number of empty cells in a spreadsheet. Do I need to put some identification mark in those cells or can Excel just count the blanks?

A. There’s no need to specially designate empty cells. Excel has a special formula that counts the blanks. It’s =COUNTBLANK(RANGE).

So, if you want to count the blanks, say, between cells A2 and A6, the formula is =COUNTBLANK(A2:A6). But be careful, if there’s a zero or a formula in a cell, it won’t count that cell as a blank.


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