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How To Use DCOUNTA() Function in Google Sheets


Counts values, including text, selected from a database table-like array or range using a SQL-like query.

Common questions about the DCOUNTA formula include:

1. What is the DCOUNTA formula?
2. How do I use the DCOUNTA formula in Google Sheets?
3. What criteria can the DCOUNTA formula count?
4. How can I effectively select a range to count with the DCOUNTA formula?

The DCOUNTA formula can be used to count the number of non-empty cells within a specified range of data. It is most commonly used to find out the number of unique entries in a data range.

The DCOUNTA formula can be commonly mistyped as DCOUNT, as both formulas sound similar.

Some common ways the DCOUNTA formula is used inappropriately include counting empty or duplicate cells within a range or not specifying the range of cells accurately.

Common pitfalls when using the DCOUNTA formula include using the incorrect criteria to count, or forgetting to select an exact range of cells to count.

Common mistakes when using the DCOUNTA formula include forgetting to select ""count_range"", not selecting the exact range of cells to count, and not accounting for any duplicated values.

Common misconceptions people might have with the DCOUNTA formula include believing that it can count all cells, or that it can count only unique cells. The DCOUNTA formula can do both, depending on the criteria selected.

How To Actually Use DCOUNTA() in Sheets

DCOUNTA(database, field, criteria)

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