Counting Cells that contain text

edited 12/09/19 in Smartsheet Basics

Good Afternoon,

I'm trying to add columns that only contain text.  I have a column where the users insert "issues" that they have with that particular line item.  At the bottom of the sheet, I need to have a running total of how many issues are listed (and then make a graph) so I am trying to make a formula counting blank vs. non-blank cells.  This is what I have so far but it's coming back #UNPARSEABLE

=countif([open issues]10:[open issues]190,"*")

=countif([open issues]10:[open issues]190,"cell isn't blank")


I've also used the same formulas above with "=counta"


Any assistance/guidance is greatly appreciated.


Thanks in advance,