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COUNTIF function MS Excel

Description

The Countif function MS Excel is a powerful tool for counting the number of cells that meet a specific criterion. It can be used to analyze data sets, perform statistical calculations, and even create charts and graphs.

The Countif function starts with the user specifying a range of cells in which to search. The function then looks for the criterion, which can be a specific value, a word, or a phrase. If the criterion is met, the function will count the number of cells that meet the criterion and return the result.

The Countif function can also count the number of text or numeric values in a range of cells. It is an easy way to count the number of cells that contain a certain value or phrase. For example, if you want to know how many times the phrasesales appears in a data set, you can use Countif to count the number of cells that containsales. The Countif function also has a range of logical operators that can be used to refine the search criteria. Using the logical operators, you can specify criteria such asgreater than,less than, orequal to to further refine the search.

The Countif function can also be used to perform statistical calculations. For example, you can use Countif to count the number of cells that meet a certain range of values, such as counting the number of cells containing values between 10 and 20.

Syntax

=COUNTIF(range, criteria)

Whererange is the range of cells to be counted, andcriteria is the criteria that defines which cells should be counted.

How to use COUNTIF function in your workbook:

1. Open the Microsoft Excel workbook you want to work with.
2. Select the cell or range of cells you want to use the Countif function on.
3. Enter the Countif formula into the cell or range of cells being used. The syntax for the Countif formula is COUNTIF(range, criteria).
4. Replace the range argument in the Countif formula with the cell or range of cells you want to count.
5. Replace the criteria argument in the Countif formula with the criteria you want to use to count the cells.
6. Press enter to run the Countif function and return the count of cells that meet the criteria.