# How to Use Excel COUNT Function

## Prologue

In this article, you’ll learn about one of the most used functions of Excel – **the COUNT function**. This allows you to count numbers from a range or group of numbers.

This function determines the instances of numbers in an array.

## Use Cases of COUNT Function

- This function is useful to count the inventory of a shop. You can easily count the number of items in the inventory without manually counting them one by one.
- You can use this function to take attendance in a class.
- The librarians can use this to keep track of the available books in the library.
- In basketball, the count function can be used to calculate the score of a player.
- This can be used in website analytics – the number of unique visitors, the number of clicks, and the page views can be counted using this function.

## Formula

This is the syntax to count the numbers in a range.

=COUNT(B3:B8)

## Formula Validation

- You can manually count that there are six numbers in the file – 11, 13, 17, 19, 23, and 35.
- So, the formula is correct.

## Visualize in Google Sheets

You can check the code in the following Google Sheet file. The structure is the same as in the Excel version. You can also download this file and practice it for yourself.

## Facts About Excel COUNT Function

- Empty cells, text, and logical values are ignored in a range.
- To include logical values, you should use the COUNTA function.
- If you want to add criteria when counting values, then you should utilize the COUNTIF or COUNTIFS functions.

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## Next Read

You can read the following articles to further strengthen your knowledge of Excel.

**COUNTA Function****COUNTBLANK Function****Excel COUNTIF Function**