Count ONLY numeric values


Is there a way to use the count function to count only numeric values and/or exclude cells that have text in them?

IE, I want this column count to be 8, not 9 without having to add a -1.



  • Andrée Starå
    Andrée Starå ✭✭✭✭✭✭

    Hi @jbatden

    I hope you're well and safe!

    Try something like this.

    =COUNTIF([Project ID]:[Project ID], CONTAINS(2022, @cell)) 

    Did that work/help?

    I hope that helps!

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  • Paul Newcome
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    The real challenge here is that

    ####-### is actually a text value. So you would need to find something that they all have in common (similar to @Andrée Starå's approach) or you would need to find something that is common with all of the rows you want to exclude.

    If it could be variable numbers but will always have the "-" in it with no letters, you can use:

    =COUNTIFS([Project ID]:[Project ID], IFERROR(VALUE(SUBSTITUTE(@cell, "-", "")), 0) <> 0)

    Basically we strip the "-" and wrap it in a VALUE function. If the cell has just numbers and a "-" then the value function would convert that into a number that does not equal zero. If it is not able to be converted into a number, then VALUE function would throw an error, so we use an IFERROR to output a zero in those instances. We then tell the COUNTIFS to count all of the rows where the VALUE/SUBSTITUTE combo outputs an actual number and skip over the cells that do not.

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