**Method 1 – Using the ISBLANK Function**

**Syntax:**

**ISBLANK(value)**

**Argument**:

** value **– This value will be tested. This may be empty or filled with text or logical value, etc.

**Steps:**

- Go to
**Cell C5**. - Enter the
**ISBLANK**function. - Select
**B5**as the argument. The formula will be:

`=ISBLANK(B5)`

- Press
**Enter**.

**Fill Handle**icon to the last cell.

Only one cell is empty and the result to that cell is showing **TRUE**. But the rest of the cells are showing **False **because these are not empty.

**Note:**The **ISBLANK** function counts `=""`

cells as not blank and hence returns **FALSE**. Though `=""`

is an empty string and is blank in appearance.

**Method 2 – Applying the Excel IF Function **

**Syntax:**

**IF(logical_test, value_if_true, [value_if_false])**

**Argument:**

** logical_test **– The condition we want to test.

** value_if_true **– The value that we want to return if the result of logical_test is

**TRUE**.

** Value_if_false** – The value you want to return if the result of logical_test is

**FALSE**.

**Steps:**

- Go to
**Cell C5**. - Enter the following formula:

`=IF(B5="","Blank","Not Blank")`

- Press
**Enter**.

**Fill Handle**icon to the last cell.

The result should look like the screenshot above.

**Method 3 – Combining IF and ISBLANK Functions **

**Steps:**

- Go to
**Cell C5**. - Enter the following formula:

`=IF(ISBLANK(B5),"Blank","Not Blank")`

- Press the
**Enter**button.

**Fill Handle**icon to the last cell.

**Method 4 – Using the Find Command **

We can also use the **Find **command to check if a cell in the worksheet is empty. Before doing this, we will modify the previous dataset.

**Steps:**

- Press
**Ctrl+F**. - Keep the
**Find what**box empty.

- Press
**Find All**.

You have successfully found the blank cells **B7 **and **B9**.

**Method 5 – Checking If a Cell is Empty with Conditional Formatting in Excel**

**Steps:**

- Select the range of cells
**B5:B10**.

- Go to the
**Home**tab. - From the
**Conditional Formatting**command, select the**Highlight Cells Rules**. - Go to
**More Rules**.

- Choose
**Format only cells that contain**. - Select
**Blanks**. - Select the
**F****ill Color**from the**Format**option.

- Press
**OK**.

The blank cells are filled with **Red** color as we selected the **Red **format.

**Read More:** How to Apply Conditional Formatting in Excel If Another Cell Is Blank

**Method 6 – Checking If Any Cell in a Range is Blank with Multiple Excel Functions**

**6.1 Using the COUNTBLANK Function **

**Syntax:**

**COUNTBLANK(range)**

**Arguments:**

** range **– It is the range from which we want to count the blank cells.

Now, let’s see the steps one by one.

**Steps:**

- Go to
**Cell C5**and write the**COUNTBLANK**function. - Enter the following formula:

`=COUNTBLANK(B5:B10)`

- Press
**Enter**.

The result shows **1 **as there is only an empty cell in that range.

**6.2 Using the COUNTIF Function **

**Syntax:**

**COUNTIF(range, criteria)**

**Argument:**

** range **– The operation will be applied to this cell range. This range contains multiple objects like numbers, arrays, etc. Empty and text values will not be considered for this function.

** Criteria – **This condition will be in the formula. It will check from the given range.

Use **COUNTIFS **if we want to use multiple criteria.

**Steps:**

- Enter the
**COUNTIF**function. - The range is
**B5:B10**and compared with blank. - If blanks are found, then show TRUE; otherwise, FALSE. The formula is:

`=COUNTIF(B5:B10,"")`

- Press
**Enter**.

Only one cell is empty, and the result is showing.

**6.3 Using SUMPRODUCT **

**Syntax:**

**=SUMPRODUCT(array1, [array2], [array3], …)**

**Argument:**

** array1 **– This is the first array or range where the first multiplication is performed. Then, sum the multiplied returns.

** array2, array3,…** – These are optional arguments. We can add up to 2 to 255 arguments in the formula.

Let’s see the steps one by one.

**Steps:**

- Go to
**Cell C5.** - Enter the following formula:

`=SUMPRODUCT(--(B5:B10=""))>0`

- Press
**OK**.

**Method 7 – Applying Excel VBA Macros **

**Steps:**

- Go to the
**Home**tab. - Select the
**Developer**option from the main tab. - From
**commands,**select**Marcos**. - We will get a
**Dialog box**.

- Name the
**MACRO**as**Check_Empty_Cells**. - Press
**Create**.

- Enter the following code in the
**VBA**command module.

```
Sub Check_Empty_Cells()
Dim i As Long
Dim c As Long
Dim MRange As Range
Dim MCell As Range
Set MRange = Range("B5:B10")
For Each MCell In MRange
c = c + 1
If IsEmpty(MCell) Then
MCell.Interior.Color = RGB(255, 87, 87)
i = i + 1
End If
Next MCell
MsgBox "No. of Empty Cells are " & i & "."
End Sub
```

- Press
**F5**to run the code.

The data has 2 empty cells, and those cells are colored red.

**Read More: **Excel VBA: Check If Multiple Cells Are Empty

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