I want to count blanks in a horizontal range (all in one row) that will change (dynamic range). The values in the range could be numbers or words. Some values may be added to the end, but there may still be some empty cells to the right of the last value. My goal is to count blanks in the range up to the last entered value, but no beyond that. As an example:

A6 = 2

B6 = empty cell

C6 = 2

D6 = empty cell

E6 = tt

F6 = empty cell

The range for the count blanks would be A6:E6. F6 is not included because the last entered value is in cell E6.

The answer (count blanks in dynamic range) should be 2.

I have got these 3 formulas to work, but it seems that there must be a better (shorter, faster calculating, more elegant) formula than these:

=COUNTBLANK(OFFSET(A6,,,,MATCH(9.9E+307,MATCH(A6:F6,A6:F6)+TRANSPOSE(ROW(INDIRECT(""1:""&COLUMNS(A6:F6)))))))

=COUNTBLANK(OFFSET(A6,,,,MATCH(9.9E+307,MATCH(A6:F6,A6:F6)+{1,2,3,4,5,6})))

=COUNTBLANK(A6:INDEX(A6:F6,MATCH(9.9E+307,MATCH(A6:F6,A6:F6)+TRANSPOSE(ROW(INDIRECT(""1:""&COLUMNS(A6:F6)))))))

Any ideas?

P.S. The trouble I was having with creating a formula was that all the blanks became zeros when I started analyzing it with MATCH and other functions...