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Google Sheets

The COUNTIF function in Google Sheets allows you to count the number of cells in a range that meet a certain criteria. You can use the COUNTIF function to count the number of cells that are blank, contain a certain value, are between two values, or match a certain string of text. To use the COUNTIF function, you first need to enter the range of cells that you want to count, followed by the criteria that you want to use to count the cells. For example, if you want to count the number of cells that are blank, you would enter "A1:A10" as the range and "=" as the criteria. If you want to count the number of cells that contain the value "5", you would enter "A1:A10" as the range and "5" as the criteria.

The syntax of COUNTIF in Google Sheets is as follows:

=COUNTIF(range, criteria)

range - The range of cells to count.

criteria - The condition to check each cell in the range against.

In Google Sheets, the COUNTIF function can be used to count the number of cells that contain a certain value. For example, the following formula would count the number of cells in the range A1:A10 that contain the value "red":

=COUNTIF(A1:A10,"red")

The COUNTIF function can also be used to count the number of cells that are not blank. For example, the following formula would count the number of cells in the range A1:A10 that contain a value other than zero:

=COUNTIF(A1:A10,">0")

There are a few occasions when you should not use the COUNTIF function in Google Sheets. One situation is when you are trying to count text values. In this case, you would want to use the COUNT function instead. Another time you should not use COUNTIF is when you are trying to count cells that are empty. In this case, you would want to use the COUNTA function.

There are a few similar formulae to COUNTIF in Google Sheets. One is AVERAGEIF, which calculates the average of a range of cells that meet a certain criteria. Another is SUMIF, which sums up a range of cells that meet a certain criteria. There is also IFERROR, which returns a value you specify if a formula results in an error, and VLOOKUP, which searches for a value in a table and returns the corresponding value from another column in the table.

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