# Counting Non-Blank Cells - COUNTA Returns 0

Jan 19, 2012

I have a formula counting non blank cells in another sheet 'Mem' I know there are 21 entries in Column M, which it used to show as the result. Today it shows 0. The 21 entries are still there.

Code:
=COUNTA(Mem!\$M:M)

The cell containing the formula is B6. The bottom bar of Excel has: Ready Circular:B6

## CountA And Blank Cells

Mar 8, 2007

I understand the non blank cells part of Count A but not the additional values part. I have looked at the examples in teh MS help and it doe not help at all really.

A1:Data
A2:Sales
A3:11/01/1900
A4:
A5:19
A6:3
A7:FALSE

doing =counta(a1:a7,2) returns a value of 7 but why? There are six non blank cells and no cells containing a 2

## Using COUNTA To Retrieve The Number Of Cells That Are Not Blank.

Feb 11, 2010

I am trying to use =COUNTA(A25:A500) to retrieve the number of non blank cells. Only problem I am having is that the cells that are blank are also using a formula to gather its data. The cell would be blank but the formula is still there, so using =COUNTA(A25:A500) returns all these cells with the formula also.

## Sumif, And Returns Blank Cells

Aug 6, 2009

I am trying to do sumif on below
A B C Total that I need to achieve
-520 Check [blank] -520
-321 Check -321 0

Criteria
Sumif B2 have "Check" add A2 then -C2Problem is C2 although shows no value, there is formula that returns Blank Value. See attached file.

## Returns Number Of Blank Cells Between Values

Dec 15, 2009

i have a list of 100 product codes in row b2:cw2, colum A contains dates in the month, yesterdays first and then each previous day before that going down, and the columns B:CW are the number of each particular product sold on that day.

I'd like to insert a formula in row 1 which will look down each column and count the number of blank cells from B3 to the first cell to contain a value, i.e. the number of days since this particular product was sold.

## Vlookup Returns Error For Blank Cells In Gradebook

Jul 15, 2006

I've managed to set up a gradebook.

However, is there a way that I can get Vlookup not to return N/A when I have a blank cell on the report (not in the data table). I want to be able to calculate the progressive grade average of a stduent as the year progrsses.

## COUNTA Function After Blank Cell

Oct 2, 2008

Is there a way to use the COUNTA function in cell A1, that will return the total number of cells containing text in the rest of row 1, BUT, will start the count over after a blank cell.

EXAMPLE: A2, A3, A4 all have text added on a daily basis. The value returned via COUNTA in A1 = 3 (after the third day). However, A5 is blank, then A6 gets text on the 5th day, and now I need the returned value in A1 via the COUNTA function to = 1, because we started over after a blank cell.

Possible?

## Counting Cells That Are Blank

Feb 4, 2010

I have attached a spreadsheet with some tele numbers. What i need to do is to find out which column only has 1 telephone number, eg. only a cellphone number, etc. I have aboout 50 000 records that i need to check if only 1 telephone number is available. Can i use the countblank function?

## Counting Blank Cells

Nov 25, 2006

I am trying to write a formula for the following can anyone help please?
I have column D with blank cells and some with purchase order numbers in them. I want to count the blank cells in column D but only if the blank is 3days older than the date recorded in column A. Once I have done this I want to count ther same on every work sheet and I have 24 off them and get one answer.
This will tell us all the outstanding purchase order older than 3days

## Automatically Insert Blank Line When Value Of Cell A Changes And Use Of COUNTA Formula

May 29, 2013

I need to do two things in my Excel spreadsheet: 1) I want it to insert a blank row everytime a value in the 1st column changes. 2) In the blank lines, I want to do a COUNTA for each of columns G through N. If I can get the program to insert the blank rows...they will not be a set # of records apart...some will have 3 records & some might have 17 records. Is there a way to automatically cause #2 to happen instead of having to choose the function icon and then tell Excel the first and last cells in each range?

## Counting Non-coloured Blank Cells?

Apr 13, 2013

I have a Colom with dates, some cell are coloured and others not, some of the non-coloured cells have dates and some not. I would like to count ONLY the non-coloured cells without dates in them.

## Counting Blank Cells Using Sumproducts

Sep 1, 2009

I am trying to put together a table from which I'll attach a chart showing-at a glance-where open complaints are in our process:

are they open, closed, waiting for samples, waiting for QC, QC'd pending admin approval, etc.

my log consists of a lot of columns which track various pertinant info about each complaint. Such as A-complaint ID, B-date opened, C-date closed, K-initial QC investigation, L-final QC, M-admin status (pending/approved/denighed), N-notes (boiler plate notes like "pending ra samples" or "closed").

I used this formula alot in my various analyses =SUMPRODUCT(--(YEAR(Log!open)=\$O74),--('ComplaintLog (101408).xls'!iqc="pending")) without issue.

Until now. I want to search multiple criteria starting with the year (2009, in this case) and whether or not the issue is closed (date in column C). Only need a count.

How do I append the sumproduct formula? I've looked at isblank but get crazy results from #value to #name to 340 (I only have 292).

## Counting Blank Cells With Formulas

Nov 29, 2011

PeriodWeek #DayDateNotes11Thursday29-DecBB vaca11Friday30-DecBB vaca

Tab1

PeriodWeek #DayDateNotes11Thursday29-DecBB vaca11Friday30-DecBB vaca

Tab 2

I have the column E in excel labeled 'Notes' in tab 1 adding at the bottom of the column using(=COUNTA(E2:E29), so if the cell is empty it doesnt add it up in the totals. In tab two i have that same column linked via formula. In tab 2 its counting the empty cells because even though they appear blank they have a formulas in them how do i get it to not count those cells. here is the formula im using in column E tab 2.

=IF('tab1'!E2="","",'tab2'!E2)

## Counting Blank Cells And Countifs

Jan 18, 2013

I have a spreadsheet that is used to capture information about Service Requests that my team handles in a 6 month period. At the end of January, the metrics for January will be added and the metrics for July will "fall off".

I need to be able to calculate the number of requests that were still active for each month. The formula I have created for this is below:

=COUNTIFS(Table1[Date Submitted],"Month Beginning of the First Month Being Reported", Table1[Date Closed], ">A Day Before Current Month Closing")

So, if my reporting period was July 2012 to December 2012, my formula for December would look like:

=COUNTIFS(Table1[Date Submitted],"7/1/2012", Table1[Date Closed], ">1/6/2013")

This accounts for anything that was opened in the months that was not closed before the month closing of the current month being reported.

I have two issues that I'm having with this formula:

1. The formula does not take into account the Service Requests that do not have a date in the "Date Closed" columns. Is there a way I can also count the items that have a blank "Date Closed"?

2. This formula will have to be changed every time a month "falls off". For example, when the reporting period changes from July to December to August to January, the formula for December will change to:

=COUNTIFS(Table1[Date Submitted],"8/5/2012", Table1[Date Closed], ">1/6/2013")

Is there a way I can have it change automatically without me having to do it manually?

## Value Not Available Error - Counting Blank Cells

Feb 24, 2009

I'm trying to to create a formula where if two different cells have no value (K10 & O10) a third cell will also be blank (N10)

I have the following formula which follows these steps when i evaluate it.

=VLOOKUP(K10&O10,\$J\$77:\$K\$98,2,0)

=VLOOKUP(" "&O10,\$J\$77:\$K\$98,2,0)

=VLOOKUP(" "&" ",\$J\$77:\$K\$98,2,0)

=VLOOKUP(" "\$J\$77:\$K\$98,2,0)

#N/A

How can i deliver a blank cell as the answer?

## Stopping A Graph From Counting Blank Cells As 'zero'

Aug 27, 2009

see attached doc. The graph is showing the overall % from the table above. However months april-december are blank although they have a formula in them. This is causing the graph to show thes months as 0%.

## Date Formula Counting Blank Cells

Dec 9, 2009

I have a simple date formula that I want to present "yes" in a cell when another cells date is less then or equal to "Today". I just can't figure out how to make it show my result cell as blank if my date cell is blank?

here is my formula....
=IF(G8 <= TODAY(), "YES", "")

## Counting Some Blank Cells And Ignoring Others In A Range.

Sep 5, 2009

Using formula rather than VB, I would like to calculate the number of blank cells that appear in a column BEFORE the first active cell but exclude any blank cells that appear after the first active cell. To elaborate, I have sheets that contain the days of each month and I need to exclude for other calculation purposes, the number of days (cells) where no entry of data has been input at the beginning of a month, NOT after the first data entry. ie. September has 30 days.

The first data entry is the 10th and there are no entries (thus far) after the 10th, the result that I seek, will be 20 (although only one cell has data), being the days left in the month AFTER the first entry. I have looked at COUNT functions but cannot find an solution. Perhaps it's not possible using basic formula?

## Counting Number Of Cells In Column That Are Not Blank

Mar 21, 2012

I want to count the number of cells in column A that are not blank MINUS or EXCLUDING the cells in Column AD whose values are "Closed".

## Pivot Table Counting Blank Cells

Apr 2, 2008

why it is counting every blank cell as 1. I have tried to copy my data as paste as special value and run pivot again but I get the same result. For you visual consideration, I've attached a sample spreadsheet.

## Counting Blank Cells In Range And Multiple Criteria

May 29, 2013

I have the following table

Team>
Team A
Team A

[Code].....

I need to fill the following table in another sheet counting the amount of Blank cell there are according to Month, Team and if the name row is filled. I have tried Sumifs, sumproduct,countblank typing them in as arrays but don't seem to be getting anywhere

April
May
Team A
6
1
Team B
11
1

## How To Ignore Blank Cells In Formula Counting Days Between Two Dates

Jul 22, 2014

I have the following formula which counts number of days between dates in two adjacent cells excluding holidays

=NETWORKDAYS(U311,V311,\$AA\$4:\$AA\$14)-1

The \$AA\$4:\$AA\$14 refers tote range where the excluded holiday dates are stored.

I have included the -1 at the end as it over counts by one day every time. i.e. if the same date is in both cells it counts 1

However if no date is in both fields it count -1 (minus one)

If a date is just in one field it counts a very high number, example below.

-1

16/07/2014

-29879

20/06/2014
08/07/2014
12

[code].....

is there a better formula to use for this? How do I get the result to show ZERO when both cells are empty? can I get the result to show number of days to present date where there is only a date in first column?

## Counting Cells With Zero But Not Blank Cells

Oct 18, 2009

I know this question may have been posted before, but I can not seem to get this to work with my formula. I have a formula to count the values of a column so that I can convert it to a graph. I am giving a value of 1 to cells that contain numbers between 0 and 9.5 and giving a value of 0 to cells that contain numbers greater than 9.5. It works fine except that I have some blank cells that I do not want to get rid of and it is counting those as zeros and giving them a value of one. I want to ignore the blank cells or give them a value of zero.

=IF(AND(F2>=0,F2

## COUNTA Not To Counting Space Bar Space

Feb 15, 2009

I have the following formula that works fine until someone uses the space bar to clear a cells contents

=COUNTA(\$D11:\$AI11)

When the space bar is used to clear a cells contents the COUNTA statements includes the space in the count. How do I count the number of cells with content and exclude the space bar space in a cell?

## SQL Returns Blank Instead Of Text

Mar 30, 2009

I'm using SQL to retrieve a bunch of data from another Excel file. However, SQL only returns numbers, leaving text records with blanks (""). This only occurs in one column, which has numbers and alphanumeric values.

## Vlookup Returns 0's When Blank

Apr 2, 2003

=IF(LEN(G6),VLOOKUP(IF(ISNUMBER(G6+0),G6+0,G6),HistoryTable,4,0),"")

I would like this/a formula to return nothing when the cell in "HistoryTable" is blank. Right now it is returning a zero.

## Vlookup Returns 0 When Blank

Feb 16, 2007

I have a formula that references another worksheet. Using the VLOOKUP function, it works great, except if the data on the other worksheet has a blank cell, it then returns a 0 (zero). Within the formula below, cell E10 is my "unique key" and is the only raw data within this spreadsheet. All other cells are strictly formulas. This formula I am using below works perfectly if there is complete data, but that is not always the case. =IF(\$E10="","",IF(\$E10="~ None ~","",VLOOKUP(\$E10,Projects!\$F\$3:\$T\$226,5,FALSE)))

## If Formula - Returns Zero For Blank Cell?

Jan 12, 2012

I'm using the following formula, and keep getting a zero when the cells in D4 are blank when I simply want exactly whatever is in D4 to be shown...

=IF(\$B\$2="Alness",Alness!D4,IF(\$B\$2="Amsterdam",Amsterdam!D4,IF(\$B\$2
="Atlanta",Atlanta!D4,IF(\$B\$2="Budapest",Budapest!D4,IF(\$B\$2
="Dalian",Dalian!D4,IF(\$B\$2="Debrecen",Debrecen!D4,IF(\$B\$2
="Durban",Durban!D4,IF(\$B\$2="Edinburgh",Edinburgh!D4,IF(\$B\$2

[Code] ..........

## VLOOKUP Returns Blank Cell

May 14, 2008

The following formula: =IF(ISNA(VLOOKUP(C11,\$D\$139:\$E\$149,2,FALSE)),"",VLOOKUP(C11,\$D\$139:\$E\$149,2,FALSE)) (located in cell D11) looks in cell C11 Baseball Players Shirt Numbers then looks in the range \$D\$139:\$E\$149 to find the Players Name and place the Players Name in cell D11, but in this case cell D11 is blank. The table (\$D\$139:\$E\$149) is laid-out as follows; no headers, Players Names are in column 1 (Column D) and Baseball Players Shirt Numbers are in column 2 (Column E). The Baseball Players Shirt Numbers are formatted General in both the table and in cell C11. I can't figure out why cell D11 returns a blsnk answer?

## Sumproduct Returns A Zero In False Condition, Instead Of A Blank

Jan 8, 2007

I've written a sumproduct formula, which does what I want it to do; but it returns a zero in false condition, instead of a blank. I've tried several things, but don't seem to be progressing very far. Here's the formula that I ended up with.