Excel COUNTIF Function
COUNTIF is a function to count cells that meet a single criteria. COUNTIF can be used to count cells with dates, numbers, and text that match specific criteria. The COUNTIF function supports logical operators (>,<,<>,=) and wildcards (*,?) for partial matching.
- range - The range of cells to count.
- criteria - The criteria that controls which cells should be counted.
The COUNTIF function in Excel counts the number of cells in a range that match the supplied criteria
Non-numeric criteria needs to be enclosed in double quotes but numeric criteria does not:
The wildcard characters ? and * can be used in criteria. A question mark matches any one character and an asterisk matches any sequence of characters.
To find a literal question mark or asterisk, use a tilde (~) in front question mark or asterisk (i.e. ~?, ~*).
See links on this page to more examples with detailed explanations.