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 thatcontain formulas, text, or numbers, by using the Go To Special dialog box to select the cells and then running a macro that counts thenumber 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 anddisplay 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 - Last Review: 12/05/2015 12:13:38 - Revision: 2.6

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