The COUNTIF function is one of the statistical functions. It is used to count the number of the selected cells based on the specified criterion.
The COUNTIF function syntax is:
cell-range is the selected range of cells you wish to count applying the specified criterion,
selection-criteria is a criterion you wish to apply entered manually or included into the cell you make reference to.
Note: selection-criteria can include the wildcard characters — the question mark (?) that matches a single character and the asterisk (*) that matches multiple characters. If you want to find a question mark or asterisk, type a tilde (~) before the character.
To apply the COUNTIF function,
- select the cell where you wish to display the result,
- click the Insert function icon situated at the top toolbar,
or right-click within a selected cell and select the Insert Function option from the menu,
or click the icon situated at the formula bar,
- select the Statistical function group from the list,
- click the COUNTIF function,
- enter the required arguments separating them by commas,
- press the Enter button.
The result will be displayed in the selected cell.
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