Excel COUNTBLANK Function with Examples

How to Use the COUNTBLANK Function in Excel

In this tutorial, you'll learn how to use the Excel COUNTBLANK function

COUNTBLANK is a function to count the number of blank cells in a range of cells.

COUNTBLANK Syntax

The syntax of the COUNTBLANK() function is a follows:

=COUNTBLANK(range)

Argument

  • range: The range from which you want to count the blank cells

Remarks

  • Cells that contain numbers, text, and errors are not counted.
  • Cells with formulas that return empty text are considered blank and will be counted.
  • COUNTBLANK will not count the cells with zero value.

Excel COUNTBLANK Examples

Demo data:

 ABCDEFG
1DateCodeNameQtyPrice ($)Amount ($)Employee
210/1/2019Item1001HP Desktop PC 13225675 
310/2/2019Item2001HP Desktop PC 227501500John
410/3/2019Item3001HP Laptop PC 32235470 
510/4/2019Item4001HP Laptop PC 437852355 

Example 1

The following example counts the number of cells in cells D2 through G5 and returns 3:

=COUNTBLANK(D2:G5)

As you can see, there are 16 cells in D2 through G5, and three cells are blank.

Example 2

The following example counts the number of blank cells in column C in cells C2 through C5:

=COUNTBLANK(C2:C5)

The above formula returns 0 because there is not an empty cell in the range.

In this tutorial, you've learned how to use the Excel COUNTBLANK function. 

COUNTBLANK is a function to count the number of blank cells. 

If you want to count the number of cells that are not blank, use the COUNTA function

If you want to count only cells that contain numbers, use the Excel COUNT function.

If you want to count cells that meet a single criteria, use the Excel COUNTIF function.

If you want to count cells that meet multiple criteria, use the Excel COUNTIFS function.


See also:
Excel ROUNDUP Function with Examples
Excel MIN Function with Examples
Excel COUNTA Function with Examples
Excel SUMIFS Function with Examples
Excel COUNTIFS Function with Examples