# What’s the difference between count sum Excel

## Is count the same as sum?

**Sum**is doing the mathematical

**sum**, whereas

**count**simply

**counts**any value as 1 regardless of what data type.

## What is the difference between Count and Counta?

The

**COUNT**function**is**generally used to**count**a range**of**cells containing numbers or dates excluding blanks. Where**COUNT**calculates the number**of**cells**with a**numerical value,**COUNTA**simply**counts**the number**of**cells that contain any value (that**is**, cells that are not blank).## Why is Excel giving me a count instead of sum?

For decades, some pivot tables give you a

**Count instead**of a**Sum**. The problem was usually caused by a few empty cells in your data. Starting in version 1804 of Office 365, the problem is fixed. You will still get a**count**if someone puts spaces**instead**of a number.## What are the differences between the count Countblank and Counta functions?

The

**difference between**them is that**COUNT**only**counts**cells containing numbers but**COUNTA counts**all cells that aren’t empty. Speaking of empty cells, there is also a**COUNTBLANK**()**function**that will**count**only empty cells.## What does Counta mean?

Description. The

**COUNTA**function counts the number of cells that are not empty in a range.## How do you use Counta?

**So, to**

**use**the formula:- Determine the range of cells you want to count. The example above used cells B2 through D6.
- Select the cell where you want to see the result, the actual count. Let’s call that the result cell.
- In either the result cell or the formula bar, type the formula and press Enter, like so: =
**COUNTA**(B2:B6)

## What Counta returns?

The Excel

**COUNTA**function**returns**the count of cells that contain numbers, text, logical values, error values, and empty text (“”).**COUNTA does**not count empty cells. A number representing non-blank cells. value1 – An item, cell reference, or range.## Can you combine Countif and Counta?

**We can**use a combination of the

**COUNTA**,

**COUNTIF**, and

**SUMPRODUCT**functions to get the desired results.

**We can**list down the things

**we**wish to exclude from counting.

**One**other way to arrive at the same result is to use the formula =

**COUNTIFS**(B4:B9,”<>Rose”B4:B9,”<>Marigold”).

## Where is Counta function in Excel?

## How do you use the Countif function?

**Use COUNTIF**, one of the statistical

**functions**, to

**count**the number of cells that meet a criterion; for example, to

**count**the number of times a particular city appears in a customer list. In its simplest form,

**COUNTIF**says: =

**COUNTIF**(Where do you want to look?, What do you want to look for?)

## What is the formula of Counta?

The

**formula**“=**COUNTA**(A1,A2,A3)” returns 2. The**COUNTA**function can count cells containing several types of data values. This includes text, numbers, Boolean values, date/time values, error values, and empty text strings (“”). It returns a numeric value.## How does Countifs work in Excel?

The

**COUNTIFS**function is categorized under**Excel**Statistical functions.**COUNTIFS**will count the number of cells that meet a single criterion or multiple criteria in the same or different ranges.## How do I count how many times a value appears in Excel?

Suppose you want to

**find**out how**many times**particular text or a**number value occurs**in a range of cells.**In the Value Field Settings dialog box, do the following:**

- In the Summarize
**value**field by section, select Count. - In the Custom Name field, modify the name to Count.
- Click OK.

## How do I count repeated words in Excel?

You can

**count**duplicates using the COUNTIF formula in**Excel**.**Count** Case-Sensitive Duplicates in **Excel**

- Go to cell F2.
- Assign the formula =SUM(–EXACT($C$2:$C$8,E2)) .
- Press Ctrl + Shift + Enter to apply the formula as an array formula.

## How do I use Countifs to text?

To count the number of cells that contain

**text**(i.e. not numbers, not errors, not blank),**use**the**COUNTIF**function and a wildcard. In the generic form of the formula (above), rng is a range of cells, and “*” is a wildcard matching any number of characters.## Does Countifs work with text?

**COUNTIF**can be used to count cells that contain dates, numbers, and

**text**.

## How do I sum cells with text and numbers in Excel?

In the Choose a formula list box, click to select

**Sum**based on the same**text**option; Then, in the Arguments input section, select the range of**cells**containing the**text and numbers**that you want to**sum**in the Range textbox, and then, select the**text cell**you want to**sum values**based on in the**Text**textbox.## Does Excel have a unique function?

The

**Excel UNIQUE function**returns a list of**unique**values in a list or range. Values can be text, numbers, dates, times, etc. The**Excel**SORTBY**function**sorts the contents of a range or array based on the values from another range or array. The range or array used to sort**does**not**need**to appear in results.## How do I count unique values excluding blanks in Excel?

**Count unique**rows in

**Excel**

The trick is to “feed” the entire range to **UNIQUE** so that it finds the **unique** combinations of **values** in multiple columns. After that, you simply enclose the formula in the ROWS function to **calculate** the number of rows.

## How do I use Countifs with multiple criteria?

To perform the same calculations in a more compact formula, list all of your

**criteria**in an array constant, and supply that array to the**criteria**argument of the**COUNTIFS**function. To get the total count, embed**COUNTIFS**inside the SUM function, like this: SUM(**COUNTIFS**(range,{“criteria1″,”criteria2″,”criteria3”,…}))## How do I do a Sumif in Excel?

If you want, you can apply the criteria to one range and sum the corresponding values in a different range. For

**example**, the formula =**SUMIF**(B2:B5, “John”, C2:C5) sums only the values in the range C2:C5, where the corresponding cells in the range B2:B5 equal “John.”## How do you sum cells with text?

**Sum**if

**cell**contains

**text**

If you are looking for an Excel formula to find **cells** containing specific **text** and **sum** the corresponding values in another **column**, use the SUMIF function. Where A2:A10 are the **text** values to check and B2:B10 are the numbers to **sum**. To **sum** with multiple criteria, use the SUMIFS function.