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```How can you get around the count  function seeing formulas in any cell
referenced as data?
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Utf
6/6/2010 10:54:03 AM
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```I don't think COUNT will, COUNT yes, but not COUNT unless it returns a
number.

Give an example.

--

HTH

Bob

"robinessex" <robinessex@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:A729CA67-E421-49C1-8850-7E9AA24D0DE8@microsoft.com...
> How can you get around the count  function seeing formulas in any cell
> referenced as data?

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Bob
6/6/2010 11:51:00 AM
```Hi,

I don't understand the question. Perhaps if you tell us what you are trying
to count and the types of data in the cells being counted someone will help.
--
Mike

When competing hypotheses are otherwise equal, adopt the hypothesis that
introduces the fewest assumptions while still sufficiently answering the
question.

"robinessex" wrote:

> How can you get around the count  function seeing formulas in any cell
> referenced as data?
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Utf
6/6/2010 11:59:21 AM
```I'm sure Bob meant =CountA() will count cells with formulas.

=Count() will count cells with formulas if the formulas evaluate to a number.

Bob Phillips wrote:
>
> I don't think COUNT will, COUNT yes, but not COUNT unless it returns a
> number.
>
> Give an example.
>
> --
>
> HTH
>
> Bob
>
> "robinessex" <robinessex@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:A729CA67-E421-49C1-8850-7E9AA24D0DE8@microsoft.com...
> > How can you get around the count  function seeing formulas in any cell
> > referenced as data?

--

Dave Peterson
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Dave
6/6/2010 12:40:28 PM
```On Sun, 6 Jun 2010 03:54:03 -0700, robinessex
<robinessex@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:

>How can you get around the count  function seeing formulas in any cell
>referenced as data?

You misunderstand the COUNT function.  It only sees "formulas" as data
if the formula returns a numeric value.

If you could be more specific as to what you are trying to do, you
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Ron
6/6/2010 3:10:18 PM

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