This article was previously published under Q213507
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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To select formulas, text, or numbers, follow these steps:
On the Edit menu, click Go To, and then click the Special button.
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.