Back in Episode #1728, Felix asked about counting Cells that contain a certain Substring. It turns out that he wanted to count only the Visible Cells. This is possible with VBA, but Bill cannot find a regular Excel Formula that will do it. AGGREGATE would offer some hope, but that Function won’t accept Arrays for the first 14 Functions, of which, COUNT is one. Plus, AGGREGATE will not detect Hidden Columns. So, today, in Episode #1731, a tiny UDF [User Defined Function] that looks for a Substring, then checks to see if the Row and Column are Visible.

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