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How to Count If Cell Contains Number in Excel (5 Smart Ways)

If you are looking for some of the easiest ways to count if a cell contains number in Excel then you will find this article worthy of it. Sometimes different texts and numbers and other types of variables get mixed up in a column. In this article, I will explain step-by-step procedures to count if cell contains number in Excel. I hope it will be very helpful for you if you are looking for an efficient way to do so.

In order to count if a cell contains a number, we can use the COUNT, COUNTIF, SUBTOTAL, COUNTIFS, SUBTOTAL, and ISNUMBER functions.

Overview to Count If Cell Contains Number


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5 Smart Ways to Count If Cell Contains Number

To make it more simple to understand, I have used the following table where I have arranged some dresses in the Product, Size, and Price columns. I have both text and number variables in the Size column. Here, I would like to count the number of cells based on the numbers in this column.

Dataset to Count If Cell Contains Number


1. Use COUNT Function to Count Cells with Number

You will be able to count cells containing numbers by using the COUNT function. In this case, I will use the Size column to count the number of cells containing numbers.

Steps:

  • Select a cell (i.e. D15) to have output.
  • Now, insert the following formula that cell to count cells containing numbers.
=COUNT(C5:C13)
  • Here, C5:C13 is the range of values

Use COUNT Function to Count Cells with Number

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2. Apply COUNTIF Function to Count Cells with Number

You will be able to count cells containing numbers by using the COUNTIF function. For more details, go through the below section.

Steps:

  • Type the following formula in your preferred cell and press ENTER to count cells with number.
=COUNTIF(C5:C13,"<>*")
  • Here, C5:C13 is the range of values and before the wildcard, <> is used which means Not Equal to any texts.

Apply COUNTIF Function to Count Cells with Number

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3. Use SUBTOTAL function to Count Cells with Number

Another simple yet gorgeous way to count cells with number is to use the SUBTOTAL function. Let’s see it in detail.

Steps:

  • Pick a cell for the desired output and apply the following formula for counting cells with number.
=SUBTOTAL(102,C5:C13)
  • Here, 102 is used for using the COUNT function amd C5:C13 is the range of values.

return of the SUBTOTAL function

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4. Apply COUNTIFS Function to Count Cells with Number

In order to count cells with numbers including certain criteria, we can use the COUNTIFS function. It will satisfy all of our conditions.

Steps:

  • Apply the following formula to have the total number of cells having number after fulfilling the criteria.
=COUNTIFS(B5:B13,"*Shoe*",D5:D13,">1500")
  • Here, B5:B13 is the first criteria range and Shoe is the first criteria. Moreover, D5:D13 is the second criteria range and “>1500” is the second criteria.

Apply COUNTIFS Function to Count Cells with Number


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5. Combine SUMPRODUCT and ISNUMBER Functions to Count Cells with Number

You will be able to count cells containing numbers by using the SUMPRODUCT function. But it will be assisted with the ISNUMBER function. In this case, I will use the Size column to count the number of cells containing numbers.

Steps:

  • Select a cell (i.e. D15) to have output.
  • Now, insert the following formula that cell to count cells containing numbers.
=SUMPRODUCT((--ISNUMBER(C5:C13)))
  • Here, C5:C13 is the range of the ISNUMBER function.

output of the SUMPRODUCT and ISNUMBER Functions

⧪ Formula Breakdown ⧪

–ISNUMBER(C5:C13) —> checks whether the values in those cells are text or number.
Output: {0;0;1;0;0;1;0;0;1}

SUMPRODUCT((–ISNUMBER(C5:C13)))
SUMPRODUCT(({0;0;1;0;0;1;0;0;1})) —> returns the summation of cells containing number.
Output: 3

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Conclusion

In this article, I have tried to cover 5 of the simplest ways to count if cell contains number in Excel effectively. Hope you will find it useful. If you have any suggestions or questions feel free to share them with us.


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Tanjima Hossain

Tanjima Hossain

Hello everyone, This is Tanjima Hossain. I have completed my graduation from BUET. Then I have started working as a technical writer in SOFTEKO. I have grown interest in technical content writing, research topics, numerical analysis related field and so I am here. Besides this I love to interact with different people and I love to spend my spare time by reading, gardening ,cooking etc.

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