variable array for count function

ivory

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i want to count the number of blanks in a column, but the number of rows continually expands. how do i name a range so that it adjusts to the number of rows there currently is?

=countif(A1:A45,"") where A1:45 is the named range instead

Thanks in advance!
 

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Greg Truby

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If I'm understanding you well, then the following should work.
<ul>[*]If text in column A: =MATCH(REPT("z",200),A:A)-COUNTA(A:A)[*]If numbers in column A: =MATCH(9E+299,A:A)-COUNT(A:A)[/list]Note that if your counting does not start on row 1 then you'd need to subtract the starting row.
 
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