The COUNTA function counts how many numbers are in the list of arguments.

COUNTA takes 1 required argument and 255 optional arguments:

Syntax: COUNTA(value1, [value2], ... )

#1)
Using the COUNTA function:
#2)
The arguments for the COUNTA function are:
Argument Required? Description
value1 Required The first argument representing the values that you want to count.
value2, ... Optional Additional arguments representing the values that you want to count, up to a maximum of 255 arguments.
#3)
A few more things:
The COUNTA function counts cells containing any type of information, including error values and empty text (""). For example, if the range contains a formula that returns an empty string, the COUNTA function counts that value. The COUNTA function does not count empty cells.
If you do not need to count logical values, text, or error values (in other words, if you want to count only cells that contain numbers), use the COUNT function.
If you want to count only cells that meet certain criteria, use the COUNTIF function or the COUNTIFS function.

Summary

The COUNTA function counts how many numbers are in the list of arguments.
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