# 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:

#### 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.