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Excel COLUMNS Function

Excel COLUMNS function

The Excel COLUMNS function returns the count of columns in a given reference. For example, COLUMNS(A1:C3) returns 3, since the range A1:C3 contains 3 columns.

Get the number of columns in an array or reference.
Return value 
A number representing column count.
=COLUMNS (array)
  • array - A reference to a range of cells.
Usage notes 

Use the COLUMNS function to get the number of columns in a reference. For example, the formula =COLUMNS(A1:F1) returns the number 6.

Array can be an array, an array formula, or a reference to a single contiguous group of cells.

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