# Count cells that contain numbers

=COUNT(rng)

To count the number of cells that are not blank, use the COUNT function. In the generic form of the formula (above) rng represents a range of cells.

In the example, the active cell contains this formula:

=COUNT(B4:B8)

### How this formula works

The COUNT function is fully automatic. It counts the number of cells in the range that contain numbers and returns the result.

### Count cells that do not contain numbers

To count the number of cells in a range that __do not__ contain numbers, use this SUMPRODUCT formula:

=SUMPRODUCT(--NOT(ISNUMBER(B4:B8)))

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