It is not possible to directly count cells with text in Excel, but there are ways to count the number of cells that have text. To count the number of cells that contains any text, use the following function:

## Count Cells with Text in Excel

=COUNTIF(RANGE, “*”)

Or You can user named range and pass that named range in the range field, like

=COUNTIF(TableName,”*”)

The important thing to remember when using these functions is that **TableName** is the range you want to count, and the function tells Excel which column you want to count. This column must be in your selection, not the column you are counting.

Example:

By using the above formula, you can get the count of non-empty cells in a particular range. If you want to search for specific text, we need to pass that value like below.

=COUNTIF(A1:A12,” text”)

If you enter this formula, excel returns the output as 2. With this formula, you can do find the exact match text. In the case of partial text, then you need to use regular expression.

### Count Cells that contains in Excel

**Example:** If you want to find text containing the letter a, apply the formula below.

=COUNTIF(A1:A12,”*a*”)

The above formula is a perfect example for excel countif contains. Try passing “a*” instead of “*a*.”

## Count the number of cells with text in Excel

It is not possible to directly count cells that contain text in Excel. However, there are ways to count the number of cells that contain text. If you want to count cells with text, use the following function:

=COUNTIF(TableName,”*ring*”)

To count the number of cells in a specific state, use:

=COUNTIFS(TableName,”*state*”,True)

This column must be in your selection, not the column you are counting. The function is telling Excel which column to count. This column must be in your selection, not the column you are counting. The table name is the range you want to count, and the function tells Excel which column you want to count. This column must be in your selection, not the column you are counting.

When I use the =COUNTIF() formula, why does Excel only count the cells with the text entered in the column I select?

Excel countif formula search for that particular text, in the range. If you want all text, you need to enter “*.”

### How do I count cells with text in excel?

Using the count if formula, we can find the cells with text in excel. The formula is =COUNTIF(RANGE, “*”).

### Why won’t Excel count cells with text?

Excel does not know how to count cells with text, so you need to define which column you want to count. To do this, follow the function with the column name, which you want to count. For example, =COUNTIF (“Best way,” “*excel*“) will count all rows with “excel” in the column “Best way.” The table name is the range you want to count, and the function tells Excel which column you want to count. This column must be in your selection, not the column you are counting.

### Conclusion

This article saw different ways to count cells with text with formula. If you are facing any issues pls share your issue in the comments.