How to Use COUNTIF in Google Sheets in 2020?

COUNTIFReturns a conditional count across a range.


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COUNTIF(range, criterion)

range – The range that is tested against criterion.

criterion – The pattern or test to apply to range.

If range contains text to check against, criterion must be a string. criterion can contain wildcards including ? to match any single character or * to match zero or more contiguous characters. To match an actual question mark or asterisk, prefix the character with the tilde (~) character (i.e. ~? and ~*). A string criterion must be enclosed in quotation marks. Each cell in range is then checked against criterion for equality (or match, if wildcards are used).

If range contains numbers to check against, criterion may be either a string or a number. If a number is provided, each cell in range is checked for equality with criterion. Otherwise, criterion may be a string containing a number (which also checks for equality), or a number prefixed with any of the following operators: =, >, >=, <, or <=, which check whether the range cell is equal to, greater than, greater than or equal to, less than, or less than or equal to the criterion value, respectively. Notes COUNTIF can only perform conditional counts with a single criterion. To use multiple criteria, use COUNTIFS or the database functions DCOUNT or DCOUNTA. See Also COUNTIFS: Returns the count of a range depending on multiple criteria. SUMIF: Returns a conditional sum across a range. DCOUNTA: Counts values, including text, selected from a database table-like array or range using a SQL-like query. DCOUNT: Counts numeric values selected from a database table-like array or range using a SQL-like query. COUNTUNIQUE: Counts the number of unique values in a list of specified values and ranges. COUNTA: Returns the number of values in a dataset. COUNTBLANK: Returns the number of empty cells in a given range. COUNT: Returns the number of numeric values in a dataset.