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XL: How to Count Cells That Contain Formulas, Text, or Numbers

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In Microsoft Excel, you can count the number of cells in a worksheet that contain formulas, text, or numbers, by using the Go To Special dialog box to select the cells and then running a macro that counts the number of selected cells.

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Selecting the Cells

To select formulas, text, or numbers, follow these steps:
  1. On the Edit menu, click Go To, and then click the Special button.
  2. In the Go To Special dialog box, to select all formulas, click Formulas and then click to select the Numbers, Text, Logicals, and Errors check boxes. To select text, select the Constants option and then click to select only the Text check box. To select numbers, select the Constants option and click to select only the Numbers check box.

Using VBA Code to Count the Selected Cells

To count the number of cells in the selection and display the result in a message box, use the following procedure:
Sub Count_Selection()
    Dim cell As Object
    Dim count As Integer
    count = 0
    For Each cell In Selection
        count = count + 1
    Next cell
    MsgBox count & " item(s) selected"
End Sub
You can assign this procedure to a command button on the worksheet in order to display the number of items selected when you click the button.

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Article ID : 213507
Revision : 8
Created on : 1/24/2007
Published on : 1/24/2007
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