# Count cells that end with

=COUNTIF(rng,"*txt")

To count the number of cells that end with specific text, you can use the COUNTIF function. In the generic form of the formula (above) txt represents the text that cells should end with, and "*" is a wildcard matching any number of characters. In the example, cell F4 contains this formula:

=COUNTIF(B4:B11,"*r")

### How the formula works

COUNTIF counts the number of cells in the range that end with "r" by matching the content of each cell against the pattern "*r", which is supplied as the criteria. The "*" symbol (the asterisk) is a wildcard in Excel that means "match any number of characters". The count of cells that match this pattern is returned as a number.

*Note: you can use a tilde character (~) to search for literal wildcards, as explained here.*

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