#### Count Text Values in Column

```I converted a column of number cells to text to allow entry of 1a, 1b, etc.
and need to be able to count the totals of these cells.  I can't give it
specific criteria to use DCOUNTA since the text value will vary.  Is there a
way to get a count of non-blank cells in a column of text values?

Thanks!

```
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karlspam (74)
8/1/2005 3:33:09 AM
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```As a note, I do not really care what the value is, I just need to count the
totals.  If there is a way to reformat or remove text via a formula, that
would work as well.  Thanks!

"Karl Burrows" <karlspam@spam.yourbeacon.com> wrote in message
news:OrvawmklFHA.1416@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
I converted a column of number cells to text to allow entry of 1a, 1b, etc.
and need to be able to count the totals of these cells.  I can't give it
specific criteria to use DCOUNTA since the text value will vary.  Is there a
way to get a count of non-blank cells in a column of text values?

Thanks!

```
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karlspam (74)
8/1/2005 3:40:47 AM
```Hi,

If you want a count of non-blank cells in a column of text values use
=COUNTA(range)

Regards

Govind.

Karl Burrows wrote:

> I converted a column of number cells to text to allow entry of 1a, 1b, etc.
> and need to be able to count the totals of these cells.  I can't give it
> specific criteria to use DCOUNTA since the text value will vary.  Is there a
> way to get a count of non-blank cells in a column of text values?
>
> Thanks!
>
>
```
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8/1/2005 3:42:02 AM
```Will COUNTIF() work for you?

```
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CycleZen (674)
8/1/2005 3:44:17 AM
```The empty cells are not really blank, they are pulled from a database
worksheet using a formula, so their value is "".  I tried it and it counted
all the cells as having a value.

news:F4hHe.8\$GA1.95@news.oracle.com...
Hi,

If you want a count of non-blank cells in a column of text values use
=COUNTA(range)

Regards

Govind.

Karl Burrows wrote:

> I converted a column of number cells to text to allow entry of 1a, 1b,
> etc.
> and need to be able to count the totals of these cells.  I can't give it
> specific criteria to use DCOUNTA since the text value will vary.  Is there
> a
> way to get a count of non-blank cells in a column of text values?
>
> Thanks!
>
>

```
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karlspam (74)
8/1/2005 6:10:23 AM
```"Karl Burrows" wrote
> .. The empty cells are not really blank, they are pulled from a database
> worksheet using a formula, so their value is "".  I tried it and it
counted
> all the cells as having a value.

Perhaps try something like, in say, B1:
=SUMPRODUCT((--(A1:A10<>"")))

Adapt the range to suit, but note that
we can't use entire col references in SUMPRODUCT
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demechanik (4694)
8/1/2005 8:19:21 AM
```Try this:

=COUNTIF(A:A,"*?")
--
HTH,

RD
==============================================
Please keep all correspondence within the Group, so all may benefit!
==============================================

"Karl Burrows" <karlspam@spam.yourbeacon.com> wrote in message
news:OrvawmklFHA.1416@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
> I converted a column of number cells to text to allow entry of 1a, 1b,
etc.
> and need to be able to count the totals of these cells.  I can't give it
> specific criteria to use DCOUNTA since the text value will vary.  Is there
a
> way to get a count of non-blank cells in a column of text values?
>
> Thanks!
>
>

```
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ragdyer1 (4060)
8/2/2005 12:08:11 AM
```That is perfect!!!  Excellent!

What does the "?" do to the formula?  I can see using the wildcard to pickup
anything that is text.  Does the "?" just tell it to look at an unlimited
size field?

"RagDyer" <RagDyer@cutoutmsn.com> wrote in message
news:ObDdyZvlFHA.3552@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
Try this:

=COUNTIF(A:A,"*?")
--
HTH,

RD
==============================================
Please keep all correspondence within the Group, so all may benefit!
==============================================

"Karl Burrows" <karlspam@spam.yourbeacon.com> wrote in message
news:OrvawmklFHA.1416@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
> I converted a column of number cells to text to allow entry of 1a, 1b,
etc.
> and need to be able to count the totals of these cells.  I can't give it
> specific criteria to use DCOUNTA since the text value will vary.  Is there
a
> way to get a count of non-blank cells in a column of text values?
>
> Thanks!
>
>

```
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karlspam (74)
8/3/2005 3:23:18 AM

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