# How Do I Count Cells with Text In Excel (8 Quick Tricks)

### Method 1 – Using COUNTA Function

Steps:

• Go to cell C10 and insert the following formula:
`=COUNTA(B5:C9)-COUNT(B5:C9)`

• Press Enter and this will calculate the total number of cells with text and display the result in C10.

### Method 2 – Applying COUNTIF Function

Steps:

• Double-click on cell C10 and enter the following formula:
`=COUNTIF(B5:C9,"*")`

• Press Enter to get the result.

Read More: Count If a Cell Contains Any Text in Excel (4 Methods)

### Method 3 – Utilizing ISTEXT Function

Steps:

• Double-click on cell C10 and insert the formula below:
`=COUNT(IF(ISTEXT(B5:C9),1))`

• Press Enter key to get the result.

How Does the Formula Work?

• ISTEXT(B5:C9): This portion checks each cell in the range and returns TRUE if a cell contains text, FALSE
• IF(ISTEXT(B5:C9),1): This returns an array of 1 and FALSE depending on the cell containing text value.

Read More: COUNTIF Cell That Contains a Specific Text in Excel (Case-Sensitive and Insensitive)

### Method 4 – Counting with SUM Function

Steps:

• Go to cell C10 and enter the following formula:
`=SUM(IF(ISTEXT(B5:C9),1))`

• Press the Enter key or click on any blank cell.

It will give the result.

How Does the Formula Work?

• ISTEXT(B5:C9): This portion checks each cell in the range and returns TRUE if a cell contains text, FALSE
• IF(ISTEXT(B5:C9),1): This returns an array of 1 and FALSE depending on the cell containing text value.

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### Method 5 – Counting Text Cells by SUMPRODUCT Function

Steps:

• Enter the following formula inside cell C10:
`=SUMPRODUCT(IF(ISTEXT(B5:C9),1))`

• Press Enter key to get the result.

How Does the Formula Work?

• ISTEXT(B5:C9): This portion checks each cell in the range and returns TRUE if a cell contains text, FALSE
• IF(ISTEXT(B5:C9),1): This returns an array of 1 and FALSE depending on the cell containing text value.

### Method 6 – Utilizing SIGN Function in Excel

Steps:

• Go to cell C10 and enter in the formula below:
`=SUMPRODUCT(SIGN(ISTEXT(B5:C9)))`

• Press Enter to get the result.

How Does the Formula Work?

• ISTEXT(B5:C9): This portion checks each cell in the range and returns TRUE if a cell contains text, FALSE
• SIGN(ISTEXT(B5:C9)): This portion returns an array of 1 and 0 when the cell is positive or 0.

### Method 7 – Excluding Cells with Space

In the following sample dataset, cell B8 has a single space which the previous methods will count as text. For this, we need a different way to count cells with text in excel but excluding any cell with space.

Steps:

• Go to cell C10 and insert the following formula:
`=COUNTIF(B5:C9,"><")`

• Press Enter and this will calculate the total number of text cells.

### Method 8 – Counting Cells After Filtering

We have filtered the sample dataset and you can see that row 9 is not present. Regular formulas will count this row as well. So we will use a different formula to count only filtered cells with text in excel.

Steps:

• Double-click on cell C10 and enter the below formula:
`=SUMPRODUCT(SUBTOTAL(103, INDIRECT("B"&ROW(B5:C10)))*(ISTEXT(B5:C10)))`

• Press the Enter key and you should get the number of cells with text data.

How Does the Formula Work?

• ISTEXT(B5:C10): The ISTEXT function checks each cell in the range and returns TRUE if a cell contains text, FALSE otherwise.
• INDIRECT(“B”&ROW(B5:C10)): INDIRECT function to set the individual references of all cells in the specified range.
• SUBTOTAL(103, INDIRECT(“B”&ROW(B5:C10)))*(ISTEXT(B5:C10)): This portion gives back an array of 1 and 0 which indicates the existence of text in a cell or otherwise.

Read More: How to Count Filtered Cells with Text in Excel (3 Methods)

## How to Count Cells In Excel

Steps:

• Go to the Developer tab and select Visual Basic.

• Select Insert in the VBA window and click on Module.

• Enter in the formula below in the new window:
``````Sub CountCells()
Range("C10") = Application.WorksheetFunction.CountA(Range("B5:C9"))
End Sub``````

• Open the macro from the Developer tab by clicking on Macros.

• In the Macro window, select the CountCells macro and click Run.

• The VBA code will calculate the total number of cells inside cell C10.

## How to Count Cells with Numbers in Excel

Steps:

• Double-click on cell C10 and enter the following formula:
`=COUNT(B5:C9)`

• Press the Enter key and this will find the number of cells with a number equal to 5.

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