Excel Areas Function

This post will guide you how to use Excel AREAS function with syntax and examples in Microsoft excel.

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The Excel AREAS function returns the number of ranges in a reference.

The AREAS function is a build-in function in Microsoft Excel and it is categorized as a Lookup and Reference Function.

The AREAS function is available in Excel 2016, Excel 2013, Excel 2010, Excel 2007, Excel 2003, Excel XP, Excel 2000, Excel 2011 for Mac.


The syntax of the AREAS function is as below:

=AREAS (reference)

Where the AREAS function arguments are:
Reference -This is a required argument. A Excel cell reference or A range reference, it also can be a multiple ranges.


The below examples will show you how to use Excel AREAS Lookup and Reference Function to return the number of ranges in a cell reference.

#1  Formula: =AREAS(B1:C3)

excel areas function example1

Note: the above excel formula will return the number of ranges in B1:C3 range cells.

#2 Formula: =AREAS((B1:C3,A2:B3))

excel areas function example2

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