# COUNTIF function

In this lesson you can learn about COUNTIF function.

COUNTIF function counts the number of times within the specified range of cells that perform the specified value as a criterion.

Function syntax:

=COUNTIF (range, criteria)

• Range - the range of cells that you want to count the data. There has to be an ongoing area.
• Criteria - a condition that must be met for cell counting. In the case of numeric values - the condition can look like eg 100

## Count string with exact string of text

You want to count cells where there is only REPORT text. Cells are in C column.

The formula is =COUNTIF(C2:C10,”REPORT”) ## Ggreater than

You want to count cells where value is greater than 10. Cells are in C column.

The formula is =COUNTIF(C2:C10,">"&10) ## Greater than or equal to

You want to count cells where value is greater than or equal 10. Cells are in C column.

The formula is =COUNTIF(C2:C10,">="&10) ## Not equal to

You want to count cells where value is not equal to 10. Cells are in C column.

The formula is =COUNTIF(C2:C10,"<>"&10) ## Less than x but more than y

You want to count cells where value is less than 40 but more than 15. Cells are in C column.

The formula is =COUNTIF(C2:C10,"<"&40)-COUNTIF(C2:C10,"<="&15) ## Countif plus countif

You want to count cells where value is greater than 40 plus less than 15. Cells are in C column.

The formula is =COUNTIF(C2:C10,">"&40)+COUNTIF(C2:C10,"<"&15) ## Count cells containing string of text

You want to count cells which contain REPORT text. Cells are in C column. Use asterisk in your formula. Asterisk replaces any other signs.

The formula is =COUNTIF(C2:C10,"*REPORT*") ## Count cells beginning with string of text

You want to count cells which begin REPORT text. Cells are in C column. Use asterisk in your formula. Asterisk replaces any other signs.

The formula is =COUNTIF(C2:C10,"REPORT*") ## Count cells ending with string of text

You want to count cells which end RT text. Cells are in C column. Use asterisk in your formula. Asterisk replaces any other signs.

The formula is =COUNTIF(C2:C10,"*RT") ## Count cells ending with string of text and contains 6 letters

You want to count cells which end RT text and contains 6 letters. Cells are in C column. Use question mark in your formula. Question mark replaces one sign.

The formula is =COUNTIF(C2:C10,"????RT") ## Count cells containing any text

You want to count cells which contain any text. Cells are in C column. Use asterisk in your formula. Asterisk replaces any other signs.

The formula is =COUNTIF(C2:C10,"*") ## Count cells not containing any text

You want to count cells which not contain any text. Cells are in C column. Use asterisk in your formula. Asterisk replaces any other signs. <> means not equal to.

The formula is =COUNTIF(C2:C10,"<>"&"*") ## Greater than or equal to value from cell

You want to count cells where value is greater than or equal to value from cell C12. Cells are in C column.

The formula is =COUNTIF(C2:C10,">="&C12) ## Greater than value from cell

You want to count cells where value is greater than value from cell C12. Cells are in C column.

The formula is =COUNTIF(C2:C10,">"&C12) Now you know how to use COUNTIF function in Excel. You know also many COUNIF formulas to use in your business cases.

```Further reading:
Countifs function
COUNTIF for non-empty cells
How to countif cells with partial match? ```