# Excel DcountA Function

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

### Description

The Excel DCOUNTA function returns the number of cells that containing nonblank values in a column of a list or a database that match the conditions that you specify.

The DCOUNTA function is a build-in function in Microsoft Excel and it is categorized as a Database Function.

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

### Syntax

The syntax of the DCOUNTA function is as below:

`= DCOUNTA (database, field, criteria)`

Where the DCOUNTA function arguments are:

• Database -This is a required argument.  The range of cells that containing the database.
• Field – This is a required argument.  The column to count the values.
• Criteria – The range of cells that contains the conditions that you specify.

### Excel DCOUNTA Function Examples

The below examples will show you how to use Excel DCOUNTA Function to count the cells that contain nonblank values in a column of a list or database that match a given criteria.

#1 =DCOUNTA(A1:C10,C1,E1:F2) Note: The above excel formula will find excel project and counts how many of the cost fields in those records contains non-blank values.

### Related Functions

• Excel Dcount Function
The Excel DCOUNT function returns the number of cells that containing numbers in a column of a list or a database that match the conditions that you specify.The syntax of the DCOUNT function is as below:= DCOUNT (database, field, criteria)…
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