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    The COUNT function on a range (eg. =COUNTB3:B10)only works with numbers. Is there any way to make it work with text values in the cells?

    Excel Help suggests a COUNTIF function but this is only useful with a certain piece of text (eg "apples") but i need it to count any text value.

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    On 2002-04-18 06:14, stiffrimpet wrote:
    The COUNT function on a range (eg. =COUNTB3:B10)only works with numbers. Is there any way to make it work with text values in the cells?

    Excel Help suggests a COUNTIF function but this is only useful with a certain piece of text (eg "apples") but i need it to count any text value.

    Cheers

    stiffrimpet
    =COUNTA()

    COUNTIF() could be use also

    e.g. =COUNTIF(Range,"*") * = any character (wildcard)
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    On 2002-04-18 06:14, stiffrimpet wrote:
    The COUNT function on a range (eg. =COUNTB3:B10)only works with numbers. Is there any way to make it work with text values in the cells?

    Excel Help suggests a COUNTIF function but this is only useful with a certain piece of text (eg "apples") but i need it to count any text value.

    Cheers

    stiffrimpet
    Try COUNTA.

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    I mean't any character the ISN'T a number
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    look at Counta
    Countif

    A concise clear example would allow someone to give a more focused suggestion.

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    The formula I have at the moment is:

    =COUNT(Sheet1!A3:A200)

    The 'A' column is a list of names and so this formula doesnt work as the COUNT function only works with numbers.

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    On 2002-04-18 11:23, stiffrimpet wrote:
    The formula I have at the moment is:

    =COUNT(Sheet1!A3:A200)

    The 'A' column is a list of names and so this formula doesnt work as the COUNT function only works with numbers.

    Cheers

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    As suggested earlier use...

    =COUNTA(Sheet1!A3:A200)

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    thanks alot!

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