This post will guide you how to use Google Sheets COUNT function with syntax and examples in Google Spreadsheets.

## Description

The Google Sheets COUNT function counts the number of cells that contain numbers, and counts numbers within the list of arguments. It returns a numeric value that indicate the number of cells that contain numbers in a range.

The COUNT function is a build-in function in Google Spreadsheets and it is categorized as a Statistical Function.

## Syntax

The syntax of the COUNT function is as below:

= COUNT(value1, [value2],…)

Where the COUNT function arguments are:

-This is a required argument. The first item, cell reference, or range within which you want to count numbers.**value1**

– This is an optional argument. You can enter up to 255 value arguments.**Value2**

**Note: **

- Arguments that are numbers, dates, or a text representation of numbers (for example, a number enclosed in quotation marks, such as “1”) are counted.
- If the argument is an array or reference, only numbers in that array are counted. Empty cells, logical values, text, or error values in the array or reference are not counted.
- You can use the COUNTA function to count logical values, text, error values.
- You can use the COUNTIF function to count only numbers that meet certain criteria.

## Google Sheets COUNT Function Examples

The below examples will show you how to use Google Sheets COUNT Function to count the number of cells that contain numbers in a range.

**#1** To count the number of cells in the range B1:B4, just using the following Google Sheets formula:

=COUNT(B1:B4)

### Related Functions

- Google Sheets COUNTIF function

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