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```Can you change the count function seeing formulas in cells as data. This
makes the function completely useless. I have an array 1000 cells X 500
cells. I need the count function to check on the number of occurances a
particular value is exceeded. The data is read into each of these cells by a
formula.

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Reply Utf 6/6/2010 12:52:02 PM

```Hi,

You could have responded to the 2 answers you have in your other thread.
COUNT is not a useless formula, it is excellent at what it was designed to do
and that is COUNT things and you'll get no support for this suggestion.

If your tring to count a particular type of string or number then the
excellent COUNTIF is maybe what you require and there is a full description
of how it works in Excel Help, as there is also for COUNT.
--
Mike

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

"robinessex" wrote:

> Can you change the count function seeing formulas in cells as data. This
> makes the function completely useless. I have an array 1000 cells X 500
> cells. I need the count function to check on the number of occurances a
> particular value is exceeded. The data is read into each of these cells by a
> formula.
>
> ----------------
> This post is a suggestion for Microsoft, and Microsoft responds to the
> suggestions with the most votes. To vote for this suggestion, click the "I
> Agree" button in the message pane. If you do not see the button, follow this
> link to open the suggestion in the Microsoft Web-based Newsreader and then
> click "I Agree" in the message pane.
>
> http://www.microsoft.com/office/community/en-us/default.mspx?mid=11902c96-1351-4d20-b30b-dcb7837023c4&dg=microsoft.public.excel.worksheet.functions
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Reply Utf 6/6/2010 1:12:57 PM

```Sounds like maybe you need to be using COUNTIF rather than COUNT e.g.

=COUNTIF(range,">value")

where you substitute for range and value as needed.

This works on numbers directly entered into cells as well as numbers which
are the result of formulas.

When I tested (Excel 2003), COUNT would also count the number of cells in
which there are direct entry numbers as well as numbers which are the result
of formulas.

Regards,

Tom

"robinessex" wrote:

> Can you change the count function seeing formulas in cells as data. This
> makes the function completely useless. I have an array 1000 cells X 500
> cells. I need the count function to check on the number of occurances a
> particular value is exceeded. The data is read into each of these cells by a
> formula.
>
> ----------------
> This post is a suggestion for Microsoft, and Microsoft responds to the
> suggestions with the most votes. To vote for this suggestion, click the "I
> Agree" button in the message pane. If you do not see the button, follow this
> link to open the suggestion in the Microsoft Web-based Newsreader and then
> click "I Agree" in the message pane.
>
> http://www.microsoft.com/office/community/en-us/default.mspx?mid=11902c96-1351-4d20-b30b-dcb7837023c4&dg=microsoft.public.excel.worksheet.functions
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Reply Utf 6/6/2010 1:16:55 PM

```Think COUNTIF is what you're after, not COUNT
Try something like this:
=COUNTIF(D2:F4,">=2")
which returns the number of cells within D2:F4 containing numbers greater
than or equal to 2. Adapt the range and condition to suit your actuals.
--
Max
Singapore
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"robinessex" wrote:
> Can you change the count function seeing formulas in cells as data. This
> makes the function completely useless. I have an array 1000 cells X 500
> cells. I need the count function to check on the number of occurances a
> particular value is exceeded. The data is read into each of these cells by a
> formula
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Reply Utf 6/6/2010 1:16:56 PM

```>I need the count function to check on the number
>of occurances a particular value is exceeded.

This will count cells that contain a number greater than 100.

=COUNTIF(A1:Z100,">100")

Or, using a cell to hold the criteria...

AB1 = 100

=COUNTIF(A1:Z100,">"&AB1)

--
Biff
Microsoft Excel MVP

"robinessex" <robinessex@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:11902C96-1351-4D20-B30B-DCB7837023C4@microsoft.com...
> Can you change the count function seeing formulas in cells as data. This
> makes the function completely useless. I have an array 1000 cells X 500
> cells. I need the count function to check on the number of occurances a
> particular value is exceeded. The data is read into each of these cells by
> a
> formula.
>
> ----------------
> This post is a suggestion for Microsoft, and Microsoft responds to the
> suggestions with the most votes. To vote for this suggestion, click the "I
> Agree" button in the message pane. If you do not see the button, follow
> this
> link to open the suggestion in the Microsoft Web-based Newsreader and then
> click "I Agree" in the message pane.
>
> http://www.microsoft.com/office/community/en-us/default.mspx?mid=11902c96-1351-4d20-b30b-dcb7837023c4&dg=microsoft.public.excel.worksheet.functions

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Reply T 6/6/2010 1:23:53 PM

```On Sun, 6 Jun 2010 05:52:02 -0700, robinessex
<robinessex@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:

>Can you change the count function seeing formulas in cells as data. This
>makes the function completely useless. I have an array 1000 cells X 500
>cells. I need the count function to check on the number of occurances a
>particular value is exceeded. The data is read into each of these cells by a
>formula.

Don't use the COUNT function.

=COUNTIF(your_array,">particular_value")

will probably do what you want.

or

=COUNTIF(your_array,">"&cell_ref)

where cell_ref is the address of a cell that contains the value you
wish to see exceeded.
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Reply Ron 6/6/2010 3:12:24 PM

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