COUNTIF question - counting cells which contain a specific letter...

Aitch

Board Regular
Is there a way to use the COUNTIF function to count cells if they contain a single letter - for example below, when a cell has the letter A, the count would be 3 in the top row

 3 12345 A4567 3546 23A78 765 2A6A8

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I thought it would be easy using wildcards, but is doesn't seem to work... and I think having two letters in the cell makes things worse!

Thanks for helping!

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Maybe:
Excel Workbook
ABC
13
23
312345
4A4567
53546
623A78
7765
82A6A8
Sheet1

Aitch

Board Regular
I tried that - but forgot the "" lol... thank you!

Is there a way to count cells which contain a number of different letters, or even any kind of alphabetical character?

JoeMo

MrExcel MVP
I tried that - but forgot the "" lol... thank you!

Is there a way to count cells which contain a number of different letters, or even any kind of alphabetical character?
You are welcome - thanks for the reply. Can you be a bit more descriptive on your new question and maybe provide a few examples of what you want to do?

Aitch

Board Regular
Yup!

 5 123456 12A34B 1CC345 1ABCD5 111222 ABCDEF 123123 123EF6

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So in the column, there are 5 cells which contain letters - is there a way to use COUNTIF to find this value?

Rick Rothstein

MrExcel MVP
Assuming all of the cells are not formatted as Text...

=COUNTA(A2:A9)-COUNT(A2:A9)

XOR LX

Well-known Member
Assuming all of the cells are not formatted as Text...

=COUNTA(A2:A9)-COUNT(A2:A9)
If your assumption is correct then we can also use:

=COUNTIF(A2:A9,"?*")

though note that your count will also include any null strings ("") within the range, should there be any.

Regards

Aitch

Board Regular
Yes, the formatting is Text... dangit!

Is it still possible to do somehow?

Phuoc

Board Regular
Try

=SUMPRODUCT(--ISERROR(--(0&A2:A9)))

Aitch

Board Regular
Try

=SUMPRODUCT(--ISERROR(--(0&A2:A9)))
Tried but doesn't seem to work... thank you anyway!