excel formula query

  Jeffers22 19:44 19 Oct 05

Seems simple, but the excel count formula says the COUNT function is only for where there is a number in a cell.

What I want to do is get a total number of cells within a range that have any letter in them. But, I want to look only at every second cell in a row starting from D4. So D4 D6 D8 D10 etc.

This has me stumped, probably not looking hard enough. Hope someone can help.


  VoG II 19:52 19 Oct 05

You need to use the COUNTA function.

But I don't know how to only look at every other row without coding in VBA.

  VoG II 19:57 19 Oct 05

Sub countother()

Dim iRow, kount

kount = 0

For iRow = 4 To 10 Step 2

If Range("D" & iRow).Value <> "" Then kount = kount + 1

Next iRow

MsgBox kount

End Sub

  Jeffers22 20:02 19 Oct 05

Thanks for that. Hmmmm

OK. Every other cell will contain a number, can I do a countif = L or B or N or C or B ? - there are only about 6 possible letters in "every other cell"

  VoG II 20:12 19 Oct 05


  Jeffers22 21:01 19 Oct 05

Thanks, that looks like the ticket. I'll try it and post back

  Jeffers22 21:05 19 Oct 05

Vog, a thousand thanks. That is spot on - and gives the correct result.

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